experienced surgeons are well versed with performing complicated general and
laparoscopic procedures and this centre is a preferred choice for patient
The unit has to its credit one of the first gall stone surgery in ‘Situs
Inversus’ patient in India.
The key area of focus for the center is ‘minimally’ invasive (‘ key hole’) or
laparoscopic surgery. This technique being the most painless and allows for
smooth operation has become the most preferred modality in the surgical
management of a now growing list of diseases.
Laparoscopic procedures being performed include those for gall stones, ventral
hernia, umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy,
hysterectomy, ovarian tumours, liver cysts & bowel obstruction etc. Breast
surgery for cancer and benign tumour; thyroid & endocrine surgery; varicose
vein surgery & trauma surgery adds to the list.
Surgical Management of Gastrointestinal
& Liver Disease
The surgical services include the performance of specialized and complex GI surgical
procedures for the management of diseases of various parts of the GI tract such
Esophageal diseases including
achalasia, hiatus hernia and strictures
of the liver and Biliary tract, including liver cysts, abscesses, portal
hypertension, gallstones, cholecystitis and postcholecystectomy complications,
cholangitis, Biliary tract strictures, choledochal cysts, all forms of surgical
jaundice and hepatobiliary cancers.
of diseases of the pancreas including pancreatic necrosis, pancreatic fistulas,
pseudocysts, sphincteroplasty, surgery for chronic pancreatitis.
of the stomach and alimentary canal including ulcers, bleeds, tuberculosis,
intestinal obstruction, fecal fistulas, sphincter-preserving surgery for
management of cancers such as R-2 resections for stomach cancer, sphincter
preserving surgery for rectal cancer, surgery for esophageal, colonic,
hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers.
special focus area of the unit is surgery in patients with cirrhosis and portal
hypertension. Even routine surgeries for diseases such as hernia (inguinal,
umbilical), bleeding piles, gall bladder stones are refused to these patients
by most other centers. At the Metro Center for Liver and Digestive Diseases
these surgeries are being routinely done.