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Best Upper GI Surgeon in Bangalore | Dr.Prabhu Nesargikar

What is an upper gastrointestinal surgeon?

Best Upper GI Surgeon in Bangalore | Dr Prabhu Nesargikar
Best Upper GI Surgeon in Bangalore | Dr Prabhu Nesargikar

The surgical management or treatment of diseases of liver and pancreas, Gallbladder, Stomach, Oesophagus, small bowel (upper gastrointestinal tract) is usually performed by surgeon who has a special interest in upper GI surgery

So, Upper GI surgeons are accountable for the surgical management of patients with disorders of the upper GI tract:

  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Duodenum
  • Small bowel
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Biliary tree

In some cases as required the upper GI surgeons are often involved in the investigation and surgical of

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weight loss

What medical conditions do upper GI surgeons treat

1-Gall bladder treatment

  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation)

2- Oesophagus and Stomach

  • Indigestion/ Acid Reflux/ Oesophagitis/ Gastritis
  • Ulcers
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Cancer

3-Duodenum

  • Inflammation of Duodenum
  • Ulcers

4-Liver

  • Liver cancer
  • Cysts in liver

5-Pancreas

  • Cancer of Pancreas
  • Pancreatitis

What types of procedures and surgeries do upper GI surgeons perform?

Best Upper GI Surgery in Bangalore | Cancer and Bariatric Surgeon
Best Upper GI Surgery in Bangalore | Cancer and Bariatric Surgeon

There are many surgeries and procedure an upper GI surgeon need to perform. Some of these include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery of the upper GI tract
  • Open surgery of the upper GI tract
  • Gastrectomy
  • Oesophagectomy
  • Pancreatic duodenectomy (Whipple procedure)
  • Liver resection
  • Biliary surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
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