Surgical Gastroenterologist in Pune provides care for patients who need surgical intervention for diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract runs from the mouth to the rectum. Gastrointestinal surgery involves the removal of cancerous or non-cancerous growth or any damaged part of the intestine. It s also used to repair structures like hernias. Smaller surgical procedures are also used in the screening and diagnosis of diseases. Surgery also helps to improve quality of life when it cannot be managed by medical or diet changes.
Dr. Nikhil Jillawar is the best gastrologist in Pune for Gastrointestinal Disease that requires surgical intervention. Surgeons use minimally invasive surgical procedures that ensure a speedy recovery and quick return to normal life. The hospital also has a dedicated liver clinic that has successfully conducted complex liver surgeries for liver cancer using intraoperative ultrasound guidance, which renders safety and better outcomes. The obesity clinic is equipped to handle obesity cases that cannot be medically managed. Here, they offer surgeries like gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and long-term care.
The colo-rectal clinic helps in the early screening and detection of colorectal malignancies, which is on the rise today. Patients are given laparoscopic colorectal surgery which gives them complete oncological clearance and faster recovery. Surgeons handle hernia cases using laparoscopic and open hernia repair surgery to the patients in the dedicated hernia clinic. Dr. Nikhil Jillawar’s could be your one-stop solution that guarantees comprehensive care when you need surgical intervention.
Symptoms of GI cancers can vary depending on the type of cancer. Some warning signs may include the following:
Risk factors for gastrointestinal cancers vary among the different types. Some known general risk factors may include :
Anal Cancer: Anal cancer starts in the anal canal–a short tube at the end of your rectum through which stool leaves your body. The inner lining of the anal canal is the mucosa. Most anal cancers start from cells in the mucosa. Anal cancers that start from cells in the glands located under the mucosa are called adenocarcinomas. Many types of tumors can develop in the anus, including non-cancerous ones.
Colon and Rectal Cancer (Colorectal): Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These two cancers are often grouped together because they share many similar features. Most colorectal cancers begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells, called polyps, on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Regular screening is recommended for prevention since polyps don’t usually produce symptoms.
Esophageal Cancer: A cancer that occurs in the esophagus — a hollow, muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is located behind the trachea (windpipe) and in front of the spine. The esophagus helps move the food you swallow from the back of the throat to the stomach for digestion.
Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer: Gallbladder cancer occurs when malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located next to the liver. Its role is to store bile, a fluid that aids with digestion and fat absorption in the small intestine. Biliary tract cancer (also known as cholangiocarcinoma) is cancer that occurs in the bile ducts (tubes that transport bile from the liver). Biliary tract cancer can form anywhere along the bile ducts.
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST): GISTs start in special cells, called interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), located in the wall of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, also known as the digestive tract. ICC cells are part of the autonomic nervous system–the part of the nervous system that regulates body processes such as digesting food. The most common sites for GISTs are the stomach and small intestine.
Liver Cancer: Liver cancer starts in the cells of the liver. The liver, which is the largest internal organ, lies in the upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach. While other cancers can affect the liver, only cancers that actually start in the liver are considered liver cancer (called primary liver cancer). Hepatocellular carcinoma, which begins in the main type of liver cell (hepatocyte), is the most common type of liver cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer: Cancer that begins in the tissues of the pancreas — an organ that sits behind the stomach. It releases enzymes that help digest foods (especially fats) and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. The pancreas has two types of cells–exocrine and endocrine–which form different types of tumors.
Stomach Cancer: Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, starts in the stomach. While stomach cancer can develop anywhere in the organ, most stomach cancers develop in the mucus-producing cells of the stomach’s inner lining.
Small Intestine Cancer: Small intestine, also called small bowel cancer, occurs in the small intestine–a long tube that carries digested food between the stomach and the large intestine (colon). Because the small intestine is made up of many different types of cells, different types of cancer can start there. There are four major types of small intestine cancers, which include adenocarcinomas, carcinoid tumors, lymphomas, and sarcomas.
We are one of the best gastrointestinal surgical hospitals in Pune. We offer consultation, surgery and post operative care to all types of gastrointestinal disorders like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, gastric cancer, gastric ulcer etc.