GI Malignancies (Cancer) Laparoscopic Procedures
The gastro-intestinal (GI) malignancies (cancers) refers to the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. It includes the cancers of the oesophagus,liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine, stomach, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum) and anus. GI cancers are the most common form of cancer.
Types of GI Malignancies:
Gallbladder Cancer: A gallbladder cancer is a cancer is the biliary tract. Unfortunately, most people are diagnosed with the biliary tract cancer once the tumor has spread to other areas of the body or is large enough to be removed surgically.
Bowel, Small Intestine and Anal Cancers: Also known as colorectal cancer refers to a diseased growth that usually develops inside the large bowel. Most bowel cancers develop from the small growths inside the colon or the rectum. These small growths are called polyps, which looks like the small spots on the bowel lining or like the cherries on stalks. Not all polyps become cancerous. A test known as a colonoscopy, in which a tube is inserted into the bowel is performed to test the polyps to detect and remove them thereby reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
Oesophageal cancer: Oesophagus is the food pipe that carries the food from your mouth to the stomach. It has three main sections including-upper, middle and lower. The cancer can develop anywhere along the length of the oesophagus. The glands in the wall of oesophagus produce mucus that helps the food to slide down more easily while swallowing. These glands can become cancerous to produce adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, the most common type of cancer in the Western Countries.
Stomach Cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs): Also known as gastric cancers, it develops in the cells that lines the mucosa and are called as adenocarcinoma of the stomach. Usually, it develops slowly and may take many years before any symptoms are felt. Over 2000 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year and the figure includes a small number of people diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). These are relatively rare cancers which are typically found in the stomach, but can occur elsewhere in the digestive system. The symptoms and progresses may vary widely.
Pancreatic Cancer: It begins in the lining of the pancreatic duct and spreads into the body of the pancreas before moving into the blood vessels and nerves around the pancreas, thereby obstructing the bile duct. Cancers developing in the pancreas may spread via the blood or the lymphatic system to the other parts of the body. If it is diagnosed early, the cancerous tumors are removed by surgery.
Liver Cancer: The liver is a key organ in the body that produces bile-breaks down the fats in the food so that they can be absorbed from the bowel. Primary liver cancers arise from the liver cells that have become malignant while the secondary liver cancers originate from cancers affecting other organs like rectum or colon metastasizing to the liver. Often it occurs in approximately 40% of the people suffering from the bowel cancer
Gastrointestinal (GI) Laparoscopic Procedures:
Top laparoscopic surgeons in India perform a vast number of procedures and surgeries for the gastrointestinal cancers (GI) by laparoscopy. They provide comprehensive care to the patients requiring the treatment for ailments of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, endocrine disorders and abdominal hernias. The patients receive state of the art multidisciplinary care from the team working with other super specialists.
We aim to offer high quality, personalized, state of the art care to the patients having cancers of the stomach, oesophagus, duodenum, large intestine, small intestine, rectum and colon.
The laparoscopic minimally invasive approach offers the following benefits:
Significantly reduced risk of infection and recurrence
Shorter hospital stays.
Other symptoms of GISTs can include:
Abdominal (belly) pain
A mass or swelling in the abdomen
Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food
Loss of appetite
Problems swallowing (for tumors in the esophagus)