HPB Surgery

GEM HPB Department

Department of HEPATO PANCREATO BILIARY (HPB) SURGERY

GEM HPB department provides comprehensive treatment for diseases related to liver, pancreas and biliary system. It is the first exclusive department in India to provide both Robotic & Laparoscopic surgeries for various diseases like Gall bladder stones, Bile duct stones, Choledochal cyst, Hydatid cyst, Acute & Chronic pancreatitis, Pancreatic Pseudocyst, cystic tumours of the pancreas and cancers of liver, pancreas and gall bladder.
This centre has the distinction of being the first in the world to perform totally laparoscopic Whipple’s operation, also called pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer. Since then, this department has performed one of the largest numbers of laparoscopic Whipple’s procedure in the world.
With liver transplantation emerging to be standard of care for chronic liver disease, GEM hospital (currently the largest liver & pancreas cancer surgery centre in Chennai & Coimbatore), is also the first centre in India to offer laparoscopic donor hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation . This reduces the risk associated with the donor surgery, for the living donor, who donates a part of the liver to the recipient, enabling early recovery.

Diseases Treated

Liver
  • Liver cancer
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Hydatid Cyst Liver
  • Simple Liver Cys
  • Cirrhosis of Liver
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Liver Abscess
  • Fatty Liver
  • Liver Trauma
 
Biliary System (Gall Bladder & Bile Duct)
  • Gall bladder Stones
  • Cholecystitis (Infection of Gall bladder)
  • Bile duct Stone
  • Cholangitis
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Cancer of Gall Bladder and bile duct (Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma)
 
Pancreas
  • Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Pseudocyst Pancreas
  • Necrosectomy
  • Cystic tumours of Pancreas
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic divisum
  • Annular pancreas
  • Pancreatic trauma
  • Autoimmune Pancreatitis
 

Facilities Available

  • Centre with the largest experience of Laparoscopic Whipple’s procedure for pancreatic cancer , considering that the first totally Laparoscopic Whipple’s procedure in the world was performed by the chairman Prof.C.Palanivelu in 1998.
  • Robotic Surgery
  • ICG (Indocyanine Green) guided Liver & Gallbladder resections
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatogram)
  • EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound)
  • Spy Glass Cholangioscopy
  • Laparoscopic IOUS (Intraoperative Ultrasound)C
  • PTBD (Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage)
  • RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation)
  • Angio embolization
  • TACE (Trans Arterial chemo Embolisation)
 

GEM Expertise

  • Centre with the largest experience of Laparoscopic Whipple’s procedure for pancreatic cancer , considering that the first totally Laparoscopic Whipple’s procedure in the world was performed by the chairman Prof.C.Palanivelu in 1998.
  • Only centre to offer both Laparoscopic & Robotic surgery for complex gall bladder, bile duct, liver & Pancreatic cancer.
  • Advanced 3D , 4K & Robotic surgical platforms available for performing complicated Liver , Bile duct or Gall bladder surgeries.
  • Sophisticated cutting edge technology available like ICG (Indocyanine green ) guided Laparoscopic Liver and Bile duct resections.
  • Robust Therapeutic Endoscopic team available for performing adjunct procedures like ERCP, EUS & Spyglass cholangioscopy.
  • Dedicated 24 hour ,state of the art ICU with round the clock intensivists
  • Comprehensive team of Interventional Radiologists to perform complex percutaneous therapeutic interventions for liver and pancreatic diseases
  • Multi Disciplinary Tumour Board to discuss and offer personalised and evidence based standard of care for hepatobiliary malignancies.
 

Fellows in Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Dr.Rajesh Kannan
    M.S, DNB (G.I.Surgery)
  • Dr.Srinivaasan Mani
    M.S, Mch, FMAS
 

DR. C. PALANIVELU

MS, MCh, DNB, FACS, FRCS(Hon) Ed.,
  • Chairman – GEM Hospital and Research Centre
  • Professor & Director – Institute of Gastroenterology & Minimal Access Surgery
  • Managing Trustee – GEM Digestive Diseases Foundation – Charitable Trust

Dr. P. SENTHILNATHAN

MS, DNB, MRCS, DNB (GI Surgery)

Dr. S. SRIVATSAN GURUMURTHY

M. S. DNB (SGE) , FMAS, FMIAS

Dr. SREERAM SESHADRI

M.S., DrNB (SGE), FMAS, Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) in Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery

Dr. RAJESH KANNAN

M.S, DNB (G.I.Surgery)
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