Doctors at Gleneagles Global Health City perform a rare Endoscopic Procedure for Gastric Outlet Obstruction

Chennai, 8th February 2022: Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading tertiary care hospital in Chennai, successfully removed a gastric outlet obstruction from a 45 year old woman by using Endoscopic Gastrojejunostomy, a rare procedure performed under the guidance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

Ms. Anita, a 45 year old woman hailing from Chennai, presented herself with intractable vomiting and 15 kgs weight loss over a period of 2 weeks. Scans and tests revealed that there was a mass arising from the pancreas which was obstructing the small intestine (duodenum) and the bile duct, spreading to the liver. This cancer was not curable, hence best palliative care had to be given using endoscopic ultrasound, to make the patient eat again.

Dr. Vishnu, Consultant – Medical Gastroenterology & Endoscopy along with Dr. B Mahadevan, Senior Consultant & Head of Department – Medical Gastroenterology & Endoscopy performed the surgery. In this procedure, a small catheter was passed through the small intestinal obstruction, filling the intestine with water. A 2cm opening was created to allow the food to pass from stomach into the intestine bypassing the obstruction, using a metal stent. The bile duct block was also relieved in the same sitting. These kinds of double bypass procedures are usually performed by open or laparoscopic methods. However, in this case a quick and pain-free endoscopic intervention was resorted to. The patient did not require any post-operative ICU care as she was shifted to the ward immediately. Within 2 days, she was relieved of all her symptoms and discharged from the hospital while getting back to her routine diet.

Dr Vishnu Abishek Raju, Consultant – Medical Gastroenterology & Endoscopy, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, said, “In this era of modern interventional gastroenterology, minimally invasive procedures have gained momentum and are available in specialized tertiary care centers. This technique of free hand EUS guided procedure which enable immediate relief to the patient are done only by select skilled experts in this field. With the advanced healthcare infrastructure available at GGHC, this procedure was made easy ensuring speedy recovery for the patient.”

Praising the team on the success of the case, Dr Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “We are truly happy with the outcome of this complex endoscopic intervention. The recent advancements in technology along with exceptional expertise and surgical skills of our team of doctors has made a normal life possible for this exceptional lady.”


About Gleneagles Global Health City, Perumbakkam, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centre. It’s also one of the top tertiary care multi-speciality hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL and NABB accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX, Slice PET CT and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.

Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, Middle East, Africa and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.

Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found at hospital website.

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