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Best Gastroenterology Hospital in Chennai

RPS Hospitals, one of Chennai’s top centres for digestive diseases, brings together all specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and transplant surgery specialists, and nutrition within one unique, thoroughly integrated model of care to enhance the patient experience. 


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  • Monday :
  • 8:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday :
  • 8:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday :
  • 8:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday :
  • 8:00 – 17:00
  • Saturaday:
  • 8:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday :
  • 8:00 – 17:00

Why Choose RPS hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery?

The Department of Gastroenterology is headed by our Chairman, Dr R P Shanmugam, the most experienced gastroenterologist in the country. The Department of Hepatology and Liver transplant is led by Dr Vivek Shanmugam, one of the pioneers in Liver transplant in India. They bring immense experience in this field, making RPS the country’s most favoured destination for all GI-related surgeries.

What is Gastrointestinal Surgery?

Diseases of the digestive system’s organs are treated by gastrointestinal surgery. The esophagus (food pipe), stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum are included in this. The GI system also include the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder.

Why is Gastrointestinal Surgery Needed?

Tumors or any diseased gastrointestinal tract tissue, like the intestine or pancreas, are removed during GI surgery. Inflammatory bowel disease, severe acid reflux, hernias, and many other chronic disorders are also treated with this GI surgery.

How is Gastrointestinal Surgery performed in RPS Hospitals?

The GI surgery is performed in two different ways in RPS Hospitals ie.,

  • Laparoscopic surgery: Laparoscopy uses a laparoscope (thin, rigid tube with a lighted camera) inserted through a small incision to perform surgery.
  • Open Surgery: The surgeon makes one large cut to open up the body and perform Surgery.

What Are the Possible Risks for The Patients?

For many people, getting surgery can be a terrifying experience. Fortunately, difficulties are now less common than ever because to advancements in contemporary medicine. That does not mean there aren’t any risks. Although there are always risks associated with surgery, knowing what to expect can help patients choose the procedure that will be best for them and their loved ones.

What Can You Expect During Post-Surgical Care for Gastrointestinal Surgery?

Everyone experiences gastrointestinal surgery recovery differently. Many variables will affect how quickly you heal. The kind of surgery you’re having is a key determinant. Recovery after a major liver resection surgery will differ from recovery after an outpatient (same-day) hernia repair.

Your recuperation may also be impacted by your age and general health. Regardless of the procedure you receive, our objective is always to do everything we can to hasten your recovery