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EXCELLENCE IN GI ONCOLOGY

Venkateshwar Hospital offers state-of-the-art services for early and accurate diagnosis, staging, treatment and hospital-based care of gastro-intestinal cancer patients. Presence of latest equipment and technology at the hospital ensures the delivery of world-class, comprehensive GI cancer treatment. This also includes a dedicated Department of GI Surgical Oncology.

Department of GI Surgical Oncology

It consists of a team of highly skilled surgeons with extensive experience in operating GI cancer patients. Most gastro-intestinal cancers (esophagus, stomach, large intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, etc.) are curable if detected early, and surgery is the main treatment modality for them (curative surgery). The department performs a full range of these curative gastro-intestinal cancer surgeries with high precision and efficiency.

Minimal Access Cancer Surgeries

Minimal access surgeries are completed with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision, with the help of a video camera-enabled scope. This helps in early patient recovery, decreased side effects, small surgical scars and better disease outcomes.

The team performs liver transplant surgery for liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) as well. The scope of the surgeries performed also includes surgeries to help in relieving symptoms of advanced cancer (Palliative Surgery).

Some of the Key Malignancies and Types of Cancers Operated in the Department Include

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Large Intestine (Colon), Rectum and Anus
  • Pancreas
  • Bile Duct and Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Small Intestine
  • Retroperitoneum (the Deep Part of the Abdominal Cavity)
  • Neuroendocrine System

Specialised Surgeries Offered

  • Esophagus Cancer (Thoracoscopic Mobilisation)
  • Stomach Cancer (d2 Subtotal/Total Gastrectomy)
  • Colon and Rectum Cancer (Laparoscopic, Elape, Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection) Carcinoma Colon (Lap/Open Colectomy)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Resection (Whipple's Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy, Laparoscopic Ramps)
  • Gallbladder Cancer (Radical Cholecystectomy)
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplant
  • All Types of Laparoscopic & Open GI Cancer Surgery

Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Cancer Management Services

The Department of GI Surgical Oncology strongly believes in providing holistic care to our patients in order to give them the best chances for disease cure or symptom palliation. The department has excellent collaboration with our outstanding colleagues in the Department of Gastroenterology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology Service, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, and Department of Pathology; this includes shared clinical care as well as participation in multidisciplinary disease management tumour board meetings.

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