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Gastrointestinal Surgeries are those surgeries related to digestion or gastrointestinal system. The digestive system is an intricate system which can be disturbed by food bacteria, any disease or any kind of stress. Some digestive problems need to be treated with medicines, lifestyle/ habit changes or surgeries.

The Surgical Gastroenterologist specializes in the gastrointestinal tract diseases related to esophageal, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas and gall bladder.

Ultrasound and Endoscopy are diagnostic tools. Nowadays, the technology gives the patient minimal pain with fast recovery with Laparoscopic Surgery also known asKeyhole Surgery. This surgical process includes small incision in the abdominal wall and doing surgery through small incisions for quick and easy recovery. The patients may get discharged much early and recovers faster compared to open surgery.

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  1. Upper GI Clinic deals with the disease of the Esophagus (Food pipe), Stomach and Duodenum.

Conditions affecting the Esophagus (Food pipe):

  • Esophageal diverticulum
  • Corrosive (acid) ingestion injuries and strictures
  • Achalasia cardia and other motility disorders
  • Gastresophgeal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Esophageal cancer

Conditions affecting the Stomach and Duodenum:

  • Peptic ulcer disease and its complications
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Stomach cancer
  1. Colorectal Clinic deals with conditions of the colon and rectum requiring special expertise and care.

Conditions affecting Colon and Rectum

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Colonic diverticulitis
  • Colonic cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Perianal diseases


  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Clinic deals with the disease of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas. The diseases of these organs are complex and require a dedicated and expert team to give the best possible treatment.

Conditions affecting the Liver:

  • Liver Cancer (HCC)
  • Bile duct cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Other metastatic tumors
  • Benign liver lesions

Conditions affecting the pancreas include:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pseudocyst
  • Cystic tumors

Conditions affecting the bile ducts and gallbladder include:

  • Gallstones
  • Biliary stricture
  • Bile leaks (caused by trauma and surgery)
  • Cancer (cholangiocarcinoma/gallbladder)



Who is a surgical gastroenterologist?

A surgical gastroenterologist is a surgeon who specializes in the gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine) and other digestive organs (liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gall bladder).

When should one visit a surgical gastroenterologist?

  • Pain in abdomen, vomiting, frequent loose stools with blood, blood in stools.
  • Some symptoms like difficulty in swallowing, blood in vomitus, jaundice with itching, weight loss and loss of hunger could be early signs of cancer.
  • Often stones in gall bladder or liver cancer may not show symptoms and are recognized on routine health checkup.

Does a surgical gastroenterologist treat cancer?

Yes, a surgical gastroenterologist is a specialized cancer surgeon who operates on cancer of the gastrointestinal tract.

What is laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole surgery)?

Laparoscopy is examination of the interior of the abdomen by means of a camera called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic surgery is a method by which surgery is performed through small incisions in the abdominal wall and inserting the instruments through specially designed ports.

Can Cancer be treated successfully through laparoscopic surgery?

Yes, recent studies have shown that laparoscopic surgery is superior to open in terms of cancer cure.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

  • Minimal pain
  • Fast recovery
  • Scarless surgery


How long do I have to stay in hospital?

Following laparoscopic surgery for gallstones or hernia they can be discharged on the same day. For the advanced procedures for Gastrointestinal Cancers,  longer stay is required depending on the surgery being done.

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When can I get back to work?

Usually a week’s rest from the day of surgery should be sufficient. But it would be advisable for the surgeon to advice based on your progress.

Do I have to take absolute bed rest?

No, you can become ambulant as early as pain and anaesthetic factors permit.




Marengo CIMS Hospital has received several awards and recognitions for its outstanding healthcare services and quality of patient care. The hospital has been consistently recognized for its commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services and has been awarded as the best hospital in Gujarat for 2019 by the International Health Care Awards.

The hospital has also received several other awards, such as the best hospital for quality in service delivery award at the ABP News presents Healthcare Leadership Awards 2015, held in Mumbai. This award highlights the hospital's dedication to providing high-quality healthcare services to its patients.

Marengo CIMS Hospital is also recognized as the Times Health Icon 2018 for being the best hospital for Oncology and Critical Care. This recognition is a testament to the hospital's expertise in treating critical diseases and its exceptional care for cancer patients.

Furthermore, Marengo CIMS Hospital was rated as the best multispecialty hospital in Gujarat at the International Healthcare Awards 2018 held in Delhi. This recognition highlights the hospital's commitment to delivering world-class healthcare services and providing quality treatment to patients with various medical conditions.

Marengo CIMS Hospital is a 350-bedded, multi-super specialty hospital, and is regarded as one of the best multi-specialty hospitals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The hospital offers a range of diagnostic and treatment services and is a leading heart hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The hospital provides world-class treatment and healthcare services, with one of the highest success rates in India.

Marengo CIMS Hospital's recognition as the best hospital in Gujarat for 2019 by the International Health Care Awards, and several other awards and recognitions, showcases the hospital's commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services and providing exceptional care to its patients.

Marengo CIMS Hospital
Plot No. 67/1, Opp. Panchamrut Bunglows,
Near Shukan Mal, Off. Science City Road,
Sola, Ahmedabad - 380060

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