Department Of Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology is the speciality that focuses on the treatment of diseases associated with the digestive system requiring surgical intervention. Surgical Gastroenterologist specializes in surgeries for cancerous or non-cancerous growths found in any of the organs in the digestive system. 

Surgical Gastroenterology at Gleneagles Aware Hospital, LB Nagar, Hyderabad  

Surgical gastroenterologists at Gleneagles Aware Hospital are well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and medical equipment to perform both open and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures for oncological and non-oncological conditions that affect the health of patients due to ailments of the digestive system. Procedures carried out within the Surgical Gastroenterology department follow a multidisciplinary approach, involving consultant surgical gastroenterologists, medical gastroenterologists and gastro-oncologists, to address a wide range of conditions that affect the gastrointestinal system. 

Conditions Treated 

Gastroenterologists, commonly referred to as gastro doctors at Gleneagles Aware Hospital, recommend gastrointestinal surgeries for illnesses within the gastrointestinal system. Some of the common surgical procedures performed include the following: 

  • Appendicitis: Appendectomy is a common surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix when it becomes infected and inflamed (appendicitis), causing severe symptoms such as intense abdominal pain. 
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly known as gastrointestinal reflux disease or acid reflux, is a condition in which stomach acid regurgitates back through the oesophagus (food pipe) into the mouth, causing heartburn. When non-surgical methods of treatment are ineffective, laparoscopic antireflux surgery may help rectify gastrointestinal reflux by creating an effective valve mechanism at the bottom of the oesophagus. Sometimes, this condition occurs due to a hiatal hernia, which may require additional surgical treatment. 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Inflammatory bowel disease is a painful condition that occurs when the body's immune system attacks the intestines (both small and large), causing inflammation and painful symptoms. This condition can ultimately lead to damage in the intestines. Bowel resection surgery is a treatment option where the damaged portions of the intestines are removed and the healthy sections are reconnected. 
  • Gallbladder diseases: Gallstones, or the formation of crystallised structures in the gallbladder, are a common condition that requires surgical removal (cholecystectomy), if the condition becomes severe. 
  • Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is a gastroenterological condition that arises due to inflammation of the diverticula, which are small pouches or pockets present in the colon (large intestine), leading to symptoms of pain and severe discomfort. Although it can be managed without surgery if symptoms are mild, a stomach doctor may recommend a bowel resection surgery to remove the affected part of the large intestine if many diverticula become inflamed and cause pain. 
  • Hernia: Hernia is a condition in which an organ or a part of an organ protrudes through a hole or opening in the wall of the muscle or connective tissues containing them. Although hernias don't break through the skin, they can be felt as a bulge under the skin, which can cause painful symptoms. Gastrointestinal surgery may help repair the hernia and prevent further complications. 
  • Rectal Repair: Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the intestine starts slipping out of the anus. Rectal repair surgery is required to correct the condition and prevent further seepage of the intestine from the anus. 
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers: Cancerous tumours or growths may form in parts of the gastrointestinal system. Such cancerous tumours need to be removed using surgical procedures. Additionally, chemotherapy and radiation therapy procedures are employed along with surgery in the affected part of the gastrointestinal system. This requires a multidisciplinary effort to treat cancer and improve the chances of survival. 
  • Colorectal Cancers: Cancer forming in the colon and rectum of the intestine often requires surgical removal, which is the most effective form of treatment for colorectal cancer. The type of colorectal cancer surgery performed depends on the location and size of the cancerous tumour. 
  • Chronic Pancreatitis & Pancreatic tumors: Complex procedures such as total pancreatectomy, distal pancreatectomy, whipples surgery, Lateral pancreaticojejunostomy are done to treat such conditions. 
  • Neuroendocrine tumours: Thymus and mediastinal carcinoid tumors, Pheochromocytoma etc., 

Apart from these procedures, hepatopancreatobiliary surgeries may also be performed to treat various health conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, and biliary systems. Bariatric surgery, as part of gastroenterology treatments, may also be performed to manage obesity and aid in weight loss. 

Why Choose Gleneagles Aware Hospital, LB Nagar, Hyderabad? 

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Gleneagles Aware Hospital, LB Nagar, Hyderabad, comprising the best surgical gastroenterologists, is dedicated to the management of diseases associated with the digestive and hepatopancreatobiliary systems in paediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. We offer state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for patients with a myriad of health conditions falling under the purview of Gastroenterology.   

Advanced hepatobiliary procedures and gastrointestinal surgeries are performed using minimally invasive procedures to aid in optimal recovery and provide better outcomes. Our surgeons, with extensive experience in performing innovative and complex surgical gastroenterology procedures, are equipped with advanced infrastructure to provide oncologically sound surgical treatments using minimally invasive techniques to ensure faster recovery and an enhanced rate of survival with better clinical outcomes. 

When to See a Surgical Gastroenterologist? 

Initially, a primary care doctor may refer a patient to a specialist in the gastrointestinal system, specifically a surgical gastroenterologist, if the patient experiences symptoms associated with conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system 

  • Bloody vomit 
  • Abdominal Pain 
  • Stomach swelling 
  • Blood in stools 
  • Acid reflux 
  • Difficulty in swallowing 

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Surgical Gastroenterology Treatment Options at Gleneagles Aware Hospital, LB Nagar, Hyderabad

Surgical gastroenterology procedures may be performed to diagnose or treat conditions of the gastrointestinal system. Surgical gastroenterology procedures can be either open or minimally invasive, depending on the specific requirements of the patient and the condition being treated. Surgeons at Gleneagles Aware Hospital tailor surgical treatment plans with the delicate nature of internal structures and the specific needs of the patients in mind.


  • Where to find a Surgical Gastroenterologist?

    Gleneagles Aware Hospital, located at L.B. Nagar, Hyderabad, has some of India's best surgical gastroenterologists, each with many years of experience in treating patients with various health conditions affecting the digestive system, as well as the liver, pancreas, and biliary system, including the gallbladder.

  • How to book an appointment with a Stomach specialist?

    To schedule an appointment with the leading Gastroenterology doctors at Gleneagles Aware Hospital, please visit the website and click on the "Request Appointment" tab.

  • What are the benefits of Gastroenterology surgery?

    Surgical gastroenterology treatments involve the removal of damaged parts of the gastrointestinal system, which can be potentially life-saving for patients who do not respond to non-surgical methods of treatment.

  • Is Anaesthesia required for Gastroenterology Surgery?

    Anaesthesia can be administered locally or regionally to prevent any sensation of pain at the surgery site. General anaesthesia may be used to induce deep sleep. The type of anaesthesia administered depends on the specific surgery being performed.

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