NH -16, Hanumanthavaka Junction, Visakhapatnam – 530 040, AP., India

Surgical Gastroenterology

Surgical Gastroenterology

Visakha Institute of Medical Science (VIMS) in Visakhapatnam is a renowned hospital that specializes in Surgical Gastroenterology. Surgical Gastroenterology is a specialized field of surgery that focuses on the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, and colon. The Surgical Gastroenterology department at VIMS is dedicated to providing advanced surgical interventions and comprehensive care to patients with complex gastrointestinal conditions.

The Surgical Gastroenterology department at VIMS offers a wide range of services related to the diagnosis and surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders, including:

1. Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery: The surgical team at VIMS specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, including esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer. They utilize advanced surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, to remove tumors, perform organ resections, and reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract when necessary.

2. Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery: VIMS provides comprehensive bariatric surgery services for patients struggling with obesity and its associated health conditions. Bariatric surgery options offered include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding. These procedures help patients achieve significant and sustainable weight loss, improve metabolic health, and reduce the risk of obesity-related complications.

3. Pancreatic and Liver Surgery: The surgical team at VIMS is skilled in performing complex surgeries involving the pancreas and liver. They perform procedures such as Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) for pancreatic cancer, liver resections for tumors, and surgical interventions for conditions like pancreatic pseudocysts, pancreatitis, and liver cysts.

4. Minimally Invasive Surgery: VIMS surgeons are trained in minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery. These approaches involve smaller incisions, reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery times, and improved cosmetic outcomes compared to traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is used for a variety of gastrointestinal procedures, including hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, and anti-reflux surgeries.

5. Colorectal Surgery: The Surgical Gastroenterology department specializes in the surgical management of colorectal conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), diverticular disease, and anal conditions. Surgeons perform procedures such as colectomy, proctectomy, and colostomy for the treatment of these conditions.

6. Surgical Endoscopy: VIMS offers advanced endoscopic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. This includes procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bile ducts and pancreas, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for staging cancers, and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for the removal of precancerous or early-stage gastrointestinal lesions.

The Surgical Gastroenterology department at VIMS is equipped with state-of-the-art operation theaters, advanced surgical instruments, and modern diagnostic facilities to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective surgical interventions. The surgical team consists of highly skilled surgeons, dedicated nurses, and a multidisciplinary support staff who work collaboratively to provide comprehensive care to patients.

In summary, Visakha Institute of Medical Science (VIMS) in Visakhapatnam offers specialized care in Surgical Gastroenterology, focusing on the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the digestive system. With a team of highly skilled surgeons, advanced surgical techniques, and a patient-centered approach, VIMS is committed to providing comprehensive surgical gastroenterology care, improving patient outcomes, and enhancing the

overall gastrointestinal health of individuals in the community.

Scroll to Top