Gastroenterology manage with the infections or defects of the digestion systems, mainly the intestines, liver and pancreas and the bile duct. It is generally of two streams, surgical gastroenterology & medical gastroenterology.
Gastroenterology had gained significance now a days due to the changing life style and food habits of humans. Surgical gastroenterology extensively incorporates the surgery of both the upper gastrointestinal tract and lower GI tract beginning from the throat, stomach, liver, pancreas, the small bowel, colon and the rectum. This area of treatment turned into a need with fast advance in analytic or diagnostic and interventional Gastroenterology requiring specialists extraordinarily prepared in operating the gastro-intestinal tract. Surgical innovation has been refined and treatment of favorable and malignant cancerous diseases of the digestive tract has advanced, making this area as a super specialty.
The Surgical gastroenterology service of Guru Multispeciality Hospital in Madurai started and established as a unit during the past decades due to the increasing need of the patients due to gastro-intestinal problems. We started with some consultants with special interest and expertise in G.I.Surgery, later this unit became a huge department under the control of experienced and specialized doctors handling a number of surgical gastroenterology cases.
The Department has now evolved into a full fledged service and has Consultants who have specialised in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver transplantation, Laparoscopic Surgery, Upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery & bariatric surgery . This Surgical work is backed by expertise in Gastroenterology , Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy.