Surgical Gastroenterology is a relatively new surgical speciality. This speciality became a necessity with rapid progress in diagnostic and interventional Gastroenterology requiring surgeons specially trained in operating on the gastro-intestinal tract. The two rapid advances in the field of surgery namely “Minimal access surgery” or “Key hole surgery” and organ transplantation both so relevant to abdominal surgery further widened the horizons of surgical Gastroenterology.
This speciality encompasses surgery of the entire gastro intestinal tract starting from esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum, liver and pancreas. Advanced surgery on each of these organs requires very specialized training and skill which is taught in a very few surgical units in the country and abroad.
To be a trained surgical gastroenterologist a surgeon, after general surgical training needs prolonged stay and training in the field of surgical Gastroenterology in one of the very few surgical units located in Delhi, Lucknow and Chennai.. The present day surgical gastroenterologists are also well versed in advanced laparoscopic surgery as most of the abdominal surgeries at present are done laparoscopically.
Complicated operations like Total Esophagectomy, Total Gastrectomy, WHIPPLE’S Procedure, Liver Resections, Bowel Resections, Surgery for Portal Hypertension are usually dealt by surgical gastroenterologists with good results.Surgical Gastroenterologists are also adept at diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and most practicing interventional gastroenterologist s in India are surgeons by training.
Dr Patta Radhakrishna is one of the senior most MCh qualified surgical gastroenterologist in India and is trained extensively in two of the most accomplished surgical Gastroenterology units in the country on both sides of the Vindhyas namel Madras Medical college ,Chennai and AIIMS, Delhi..
His experience in surgery for Gastro Intestinal bleeding, hepato biliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, colo rectal surgery, emergency abdominal surgery is immense and his tenure at renowned central institutions like AIIMS, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS),Hyderabad, Sree Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences(SVIMS),Tirupathy fine tuned his skills as an accomplished surgical gastroenterologist.
He has also been trained well in advanced laparoscopic surgery and has been performing surgeries like Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repair, Heller’s Cardiomyotomy, Fundoplication, Rectopexy, Colonic rescetions, Splenectomy, Hydatid excision for many years now with excellent results.