Gastroenterology deals with the diagnosis ,treatment and prevention of diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas both medically as well as surgically. The Institute performs all the surgeries through the minimally invasive surgical method unless an open surgery is warranted.
Gastrointestinal problems are very common ailments affecting the population in general ranging from “gas problems” to liver cancer. With rapid urbanisation and fast pace of life, some diseases have started appearing in the gastroenterology domain including obesity, gastroesophageal reflux diseases and cirrhosis. Amongst the cancers those affecting the stomach and intestines rank third in terms of incidence. Many silent diseases are being diagnosed with modern imaging such as fatty liver which is now emerging as one of the most common causes for liver transplant.
The surgeons at Prashanth Super Speciality Hospital, Chennai are pioneers in advanced minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgery requires dramatically different skills than those required for traditional surgery. Unlike open surgery, laparoscopic surgeons watch the movements of the surgical instruments through a television monitor. As a result, extensive experience with the manipulation of laparoscopic equipment and the familiarity of performing a detailed procedure while viewing a monitor is required.
Many surgical procedures that once required large incisions and long hospital stays are now performed through minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions. Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery offers patients many benefits which include minimal pain after surgery, faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and superior cosmetic results. The surgeons at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center have extensive experience performing laparoscopic surgery including bariatrics, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, fundoplication, hernia repair and bowel resection.