Super Speciality Departments
PVS Institute Of Gastrointestinal Surgery
The Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery is a tertiary referral centre attracting patients from all over India and Gulf countries. This highly specialised unit is committed to focussed care on Gastro-Intestinal diseases and is well equipped to perform all major GI surgeries like liver resections, pancreatic resections and all advanced GI Laparoscopic surgeries.
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The department has state-of-the-art equipments like Harmonic Scalpel, vessel sealing system, Intra-operative ultrasound, High Definition 3-Chip laparoscopic systems of Karl-Storz, Stryker and has facilities like Intra-operative Endoscopy. The department has a centrally air-conditioned Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) equipped with the most sophisticated equipments, monitors and centralized suction and oxygen distribution facilities.
This hospital has been bench-marked with Mayo Clinic of USA by the Business World Magazine. The centre has been recognized as an approved institution for imparting training for FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This Unit is a recognised training centre for DNB in GI Surgery approved by the National Board of Examinations. This unit attracts surgeons from all over country and abroad for Laparoscopic Training in Colorectal Surgery for the PACE program of Covidien and by the Ethicon Endosurgery.
Bariatric Surgery: Today, with sedentary lifestyle and bad food habits, obesity is a problem faced by many across age groups. The modern urban Indian is affected the most. Even young kids fall into this bracket. Obesity leads to various health problems from lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Blood Pressure and Cholestereol to more serious ailments like heart trouble, renal failure, infertility and so on. Exercise and Diet can make a difference. But it takes time and diligence for positive results.
Bariatric surgery is an absolute safe and secure method that gives quick results. This type of surgery actually minimizes the size of the stomach so that intake is lessened as one gets the filled feeling with just a little. The operation involves making a new, smaller stomacch and bypassing the first of your small intestine. After the surgery the food will go into the new stomach and will then pass into the new route bypassing the rest of the stomach.
Hepatic resection: Hepatic/liver resections are done commonly for liver tumours. It requires good preoperative planning, meticulous surgery and intensive postoperative care for good results following hepatectomy. The following procedures are done regularly in my department.
Pancreatic surgery: Pancreatic surgery also requires through planning and execution of surgery and meticulous postoperative care.
Whipples pancreaticoduodenectomy for carcinoma pancreas and periampullary carcinoma
Luminal GI Surgery: These procedures are done for lesions of esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Most of these procedures are done laparoscopically. They include
Advanced GI Laparoscopy:
This unit is a specialised centre for all GI laparoscopic procedures. This unit has performed maximum number of colonic & rectal resection for benign lesions and for cancer. Unit is equipped with High Definition 3-Chip Camera system from Karl-Storz and Stryker, Harmonic scalpel, thermosuflator, vessel sealing system etc. Commonly performed laparoscopic surgeries are
Achievements of the Department:
· Track record of more than 12000 successful open GI surgery procedures
· Successfully completed more than 4500 GI Laparoscopy procedures
· Highest number of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries in Kerala
· First Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) Cholecystectomy in Kerala
· Second laparoscopic Whipple’s resection for pancreatic tumour in Kerala.
· Maximum number of laparoscopic liver surgery in the state.
· Second centre for DNB GI Surgery in Kerala.
Dr. Prakash K, MS,MCh,AFSA- HOD|
Dr Sylesh Aikot, MS,DNB,Mch|
Dr Shaji Ponnambathayil MS FMAS DNB(GIS)|
Dr George Mohan Joseph DNB (Gen.Surg)|
Dr. N P Kamalesh, MS|
Dr Pramil K, MS|
Dr Deepak George T MS MRCS|
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