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Surgical Gastroenterologist Dr. Adarsh Choudhary Specializes in Gastrointestinal Surgeries

Dr. Chaudhary, one of the most famed GI surgeons in India is currently serving Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. With the experience of more than 30 years, he is the one to establish the first departments of Surgical Gastroenterology in India. After completing MBBS from the famous HP Medical College, Shimla, he pursued MS (Surgery) from the prestigious PGIMER College, Chandigarh. He has been honored with highly prestigious awards like the Samaj Ratan Award, Vigyan Manch for his contribution to the field of G.I. Surgery, New Delhi. His expertise lies in the treatment of GI Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity

 

Gastrointestinal Surgery

It is a treatment for diseases of the body parts involved in indigestion. It includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, rectum, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Surgeries are accustomed remove a cancerous or noncancerous growth or damaged part of the body. It also repairs the problem of hernia. Minor surgical procedures are used to screen and detect the problems of the digestive system.

 

Gastrointestinal Conditions Treated With Surgery:

  1. Appendicitis. It may be removed due to infection or inflammation.

  2. Colon cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. It helps to remove tumors in the digestive system.

  3. Diverticular disease. It is a small pouch or pocket formed in the colon. Normally it can be managed without surgery. But it has to be removed through surgery.

  4. Gallbladder disease. The gallbladder will have to be removed due to the presence of gallstones.

  5. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Hiatal hernias. When the acid from the stomach backs up into the food pipe and causes heartburn. Sometimes it triggers due to a hiatal hernia. Surgery will fix it.

  6. Hernia. It occurs when a part of the body comes through a hole or weak spot in the wall of muscle or connective tissue that has to protect it.

  7. Inflammatory bowel disease. The immune system attacks the intestines and causes pain and inflammation that leads to damage in the intestine. Bowel resection helps in this where a damaged part is removed and a healthy part is reconnected.

  8. Rectal prolapse. It treats the condition in which part of the intestine comes through the anus.

  9. Weight loss. Different types of bariatric surgery may be done to treat obesity by a specialist in bariatric surgery.

 

Risks and Side Effects

Any surgery comes with some risks, including:

  • Infection

  • Pain

  • Bleeding and Blood clots

  • Damage to any other body part

  • Reaction to anesthesia

 

Benefits

  • Life-saving

  • Improves Quality of Life

  • Catches cancer at an early stage

 

Preparation

Preparation for surgery depends on its surgery type.

  • Follow Instructions

  • Make an idea for the Day of Surgery and After

 

How Is It Done?

  1. Open surgery: The surgeon makes one large incision to open up the body and then proceeds further.

  2. Minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery: This surgery is done using a camera that is inserted through a small incision. The smaller cuts usually heal faster as compared to a large cut of open surgery.

  3. Anesthesia used during the surgery stops any feelings of pain. Local or regional anesthesia numbs a certain part of the body while general anesthesia helps to put the person into a deep sleep.

 

Take Away

Recovery time after the surgery depends on how invasive it was. With some simple surgeries, like a colonoscopy, you can right away get back to your regular activities. More invasive surgeries need some time to heal. The best that can be done is to follow your doctor’s instructions. For best treatment in Gurgaon, you can contact Dr. Adarsh Choudhary serving at Medanta Hospital.

Author Name
Neha Jaswal

Published Date
: 23-Jun-2021

Neha Jaswal is a researcher and writer at Vaidam Health. Being a fitness freak, she loves to pen down about health and fitness. 
A writer by day and a reader by night, she likes to expand her pensive thoughts health, travel strategies.

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