" Dr. Soumil J. Vyas

Gastro Intestinal Surgery

This is surgery done on the gastro intestinal tract – for various diseases of the GI tract .

The operation can be done through the conventional open method ( through a cut/ incision on the abdomen ) or through any of the minimally invasive methods which include either laparoscopic method of Robotic Surgery.

Commonest indications to perform such operations include

  • Cancer of the stomach - removal of parts of the stomach for cancers and neuroendocrine tumours
  • Cancer and tumours of the small intestine
  • Cancer of the large intestine and large polyps of the large intestine – colon cancer.
  • Rectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Surgery on the gall bladder for cancer and gall stones- removal of the gall bladder for stone- laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Surgery on the pancreas for cancer and pancreatitis – commonest reason for pancreas surgery is due to cancer of the pancreas when variable portion of the pancreas is removed either through a whipple procedure or distal pancreatectomy depending on the location of the tumour
  • Surgery on the liver – hepatectomy which involves removal of part of the liver which is affected with cancer- either cancer arising in the liver – hepatio cellular Carcinoma : HCC or Cholangiocarcinoma : CCA or cancer which has spread to the liver from elsewhere- liver metastases
  • Surgery for large tumours in the abomen – neuro endocrine tumours / retroperitoneal tumours and masses
  • Surgery for miscellaneous abdominal conditions – acute abdomen , including perforation / obstruction and infections.
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  • Dr. Soumil J. Vyas, is presently Consultant Surgeon within the division of Surgical Oncology / Cancer Surgery and Medicine / Gastro intestinal / Liver, Gall bladder and pancreas surgery (GI & Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery : HPB surgery) at our flagship hospital – Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Medical Research Centre.

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