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The Division of GI Surgery, GI Oncology, Minimal Access surgery at Sunrise Hospital, is fully equipped with modern facilities and carries out all major GI, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic procedures whether it is major or complex. The department has its own gastrointestinal and liver Intensive Care Unit for critically ill patients.The mission of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department is to provide the art of surgical services for patients of digestive, liver, pancreato-biliary diseases. The department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Sunrise Hospital has a time of faculty headed by Dr Baiju Senadhipan, Pioneer Laparoscopic Surgeon in the World. The team comprises of talented, motivated and passionate specialists who constantly endevour to perform Safe Surgical Practises. The department has also functional Speciality clinics to enhance patient care and provide focussed services. The department has a committed team which includes Surgeons, Physicians, Anesthetists, Intensivists, critical care nurses, biomedical technicians, physiotherapists and medico-social workers.
Dr Baiju Senadhipan is an eminent leader of Keyhole Surgery, which is also known as laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery. He has pioneered keyhole surgery since 1990s and since then through continuous learning and teaching, has significantly contributed to the advancement of keyhole surgery in India.He is an international expert in Cancer Keyhole Surgery for gastrointestinal cancers such as that of the food pipe, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile duct, small and large intestines and in rectum. A host of scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of keyhole surgery in the case of cancer, but very few surgeons across the world have the skill to safely perform them. Dr Senadhipan is one among those few. He has successfully performed more than 2000 complex gastrointestinal cancer surgeries laparoscopically placing him amongst the most experienced in the world.
Dr Senadhipan is a leading expert in Keyhole Bariatric Surgery to cure morbid obesity and thereby type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other morbidities that coexist in an obese patient. He has performed more than 500 Bariatric Surgeries, one of the largest series in Kerala and India. Bariatric Surgery, also called obesity surgery or metabolic surgery, is different from liposuction which is performed by plastic surgeons largely for cosmetic purposes.Dr Senadhipan and his team have had excellent results with keyhole surgery on the 5000-plus patients they have treated for hernia, gall bladder disease and other non-cancerous diseases of the digestive organs. This is a very high number of patients in comparison to any keyhole surgeon in India.
Dr Senadhipan was the first Indian surgeon to perform a complex non-cancerous procedure called Laparoscopic Coloplasty for Benign Oesophageal Stricture. He has successfully used the keyhole method in complex surgeries which are otherwise done through open method.
Dr Rejeesh Selvaganesan, is a distinguished Surgical Gastroenterologist and Liver transplant Surgeon. He completed his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from RMMCH, Tamil Nadu. For outstanding performance in the field of complex Gastro intestinal problems he was awarded a Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery in Cleveland Clinic, Florida USA. He achieved yet another fellowship in HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Surgery in Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS) and holds an M Ch (Surgical gastroenterology) from the institute. A member of various medical and social organisations, he was a part of various medical conferences and has given award winning presentations. He has specialised in complex gastro intestinal problems like enterocutaneous fistula, sepsis due to pancreatitis, Intestinal failure and Liver failure.
Our surgical team provides minimally invasive and conventional surgical therapy for: