Currently associated as Senior Consultant with Department of Gastroenterology at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Specially training in Japan for performing advanced endoscopic procedures like magnification Endoscopy and Narrow Band imaging for early cancer detection
Well-trained for using state-of-the-art technology for performing diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures including Capsule Endoscopy, Enteroscopy and ERCP
Trained in high resolution manometry and 24 hour oesophageal pH with impedance analysis at Enschede,Netherlands in 2010.
Areas of expertise include Luminal Gastroenterology with focus on diseases like GERD, acid-peptic disorders, IBD, IBS and other functional gastrointestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhoeal disorders with or without malabsorption syndrome like celiac disease
Member of various renowned organizations such as Indian Motility and functional bowel diseases association, External Member of Japanese Endoscopic Society and Indian society of Gastroenterology
Currently associated as Consultant with Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Global Hospital, Chennai
Awarded for best Oral presentation in national surgical oncology conference 2009 Prof Snehalatha Gold Medal for best outgoing student in surgical oncology (2009/10)
Interests are Head & Neck Oncology, Gastro Intestinal Oncology
Member of various renowned associations such as Association of surgeons of India, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology Royal college of surgeons of Edingburgh.
Published journals such as "Limb conservation in extremity soft tissue sarcoma with vascular involvement" Indian Journal of Orthopedics. "Preachings and practices in Papillary carcinoma of thyroid" Indian journal of endocrinology. "Seminal vesicle malignancy - A rare clinical entity" Indian journal of Urology
Currently associated as Director – Surgical Gastroenterology at Global Hospital, Chennai
Respected Surgical Gastroenterologist in India possessing 25 years of accomplished clinical practice
Specializes in niche Upper GI surgeries
Successfully performed several hundreds of surgeries of the upper GI tract
Published hundreds of papers and has addressed in many leading GI conferences across the world
Member of various professional entities such as Member of The Enlarged Working Group for International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA), American College of Surgeons ACS (FACS), International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)1578, International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA), International Gastro Surgical Club and The Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet)
A. A Gastroenterologist is a doctor specializing in the conditions related to the gastrointestinal tract comprising of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. This also includes some other digestive system organs such as liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder. The gastroenterologists provide consultation in the office and also perform endoscopic procedures such as endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Q. What is Whipple surgery and what is its survival rate?
A. The Whipple procedure is the one done for the removal of the head of the pancreas and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine), the gallbladder and the bile duct. The removal of these parts is followed by reattaching the remaining organs for proper digestion of the food after the surgery. It is most commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer confined to the head.
The surgery provides 5 years of survival rate of 20% in people with pancreatic cancer. Patients in which the lymph nodes have not been affected, the 5-year survival rate is around 40 %. It is mostly used to cure patients with low-grade tumors.
Q. What causes oesophagal cancer?
A. Oesophagal cancer can be caused by several factors, alcohol and tobacco consumption is the primary causes. Sometimes the dietary factors may also play an important role in the development of esophageal cancer. For example, Vitamin A, iron and riboflavin deficiency is shown to cause esophageal cancer. Certain medical conditions that may increase the risk of esophageal cancer include tylosis, long-standing untreated achalasia, prior mediastinal irradiation, Barrett’s esophagus, and chronic reflux esophagitis. You may also like to read more about Stomach cancer and stomach cancer treatment cost in India
Q. How is GERD treated?
A. GERD means Gastro -Esophageal Reflux Disorder. It can be treated in several ways. The first line of treatment is dietary and lifestyle changes. This includes the reduction of food that increases the gastric acidity or reduces the pressure of muscle at the lower end of the esophagus. Large means increase the gastric pressure and thus increase the reflux. Beverages like coffee, alcohol, acidic liquids also affect the esophageal peristalsis.
In addition, always elevate the head of the bed at night to prevent the reflux. Smoking should be prevented. Sometimes, medications are also given such as anti-suppressing agents. The last option of treatment is surgical treatment, known as Nissen fundoplication.
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