The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation is one of the leading centers in the country which attracts referrals from all over India and also from abroad. It is a comprehensive facility which deals with all aspects of Gastroenterologic Surgery.
The key areas of the Department are:
a) Advanced liver surgery including living related liver transplantation for children and adults
b) Largest pancreatic surgery center in the country with a vast experience in treatment of diseases like chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
c) Advanced laparoscopic surgery center, dealing with all types of basic and advanced laparoscopic (key-hole surgery) for diseases such as gall bladder stones, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, colorectal cancer, hernia, splenic diseases, adrenal diseases, achalasia, and other gastroesophageal diseases.
d) Large colorectal cancer division which deals with cancers of the large intestine. Vast experience in surgery with preservation of the anus.
e) Specialized experience in management of enterocutaneous fistulae and bowel problems related to inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohns disease. Largest experience with surgery for Crohns disease in the country.
f) Specialized proctology clinic which deals with anal and perianal problems such as hemorrhoids (piles), fistula, fissures etc. Also deals with stapled surgery for hemorrhoids.
g) Ostomy Clinic which provides free service to patients who require a temporary or permanent ileostomy or colostomy, and membership of Ostomates India.
h) Management of surgical diseases of the esophagus and stomach.
In combination with the Medical gastroenterology, hepatology, radiology, and laboratory services, this provides a comprehensive Digestive Diseases Center which is one of the premier services in the country. The Unit is equipped with all state-of-the art infrastructure in the operating theater and intensive care units.
List of Doctors:
1. Dr. H Ramesh - MS M Ch FACS FRCS, Director
Dr H Ramesh is one of the leading Surgical gastroenterologists of the country. He qualified as a surgical gastroenterologist in 1987. He is well known for his expertise in gastroenterologic surgery especially pancreatic and liver surgery. He has performed major research in the fields of chronic pancreatitis. He has received many awards including the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundem (FRCS England), which is a rare honour. He was trained at some of the best surgical centers in the world in Paris, New York, and in Korea. Currently he has the largest experience in the country in the surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis, periampullary and pancreatic cancer and in Klatskin tumours of the bile duct.
2. Dr. B Venugopal - MS MCh FRCS DNB, Chief of Division of Liver transplantation
Dr B Venugopal capped a brilliant academic career by a 2 year fellowship at the Prestigious Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, UK, which was among the first centers to commence Liver transplantation in the world. He has extensive experience in liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation, and in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.
3. Dr. A Venugopal - MD Phd, Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology
Dr A Venugopal trained in Russia where he also completed his PhD in Gastrointestinal Surgery. He has extensive experience in all areas of Gastrointestinal Surgery including the Proctology Clinic.
4. Dr. Manoj Jacob - MS DNB MCh, Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology
Dr Manoj Jacob has extensive experience in Oncology in the field of Surgical Gastroenterology, and has developed a specilalized experience in pelvic surgery. He has received specialized training in laparoscopic surgery and liver transplantation from centers in Korea.
5. Dr. V Lekha - MS, Senior Specialist, Surgical Gastroenterology
Brilliant laparoscopic surgeon and in charge of the key hole surgery division
6. Dr. George Jacob - MS, Senior Specialist, Surgical Gastroenterology
In charge of the Surgical Intensive Care and High Dependency Units
7. Dr. Gursharan Singh - MS AFSA, Senior Specialist, Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver transplantation
8. Dr. Byju Kundil, MS MCh, Specialist, Surgical Gastroenterology
a) Pancreatic clinic (Mon, Wed, Fri)
b) Liver clinic (Fri)
c) Proctology Clinic (Mon through Sat)