Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Panacea Hospital

The digestive system is one of the most important systems in human body. It impacts various other systems in the body and plays one of the major roles. It is also one of the most sensitive systems in the body. Our daily life and routine has a major impact on this system. Digestive problems are quite common, stressed by the sedentary and frenzied lifestyle. At times these problems are treated by medicines and lifestyle changes but there are situations where due to prolonged problems, surgery is needed. Panacea Hospital Bangalore has a prowess in performing Gastrointestinal Surgeries.

Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery

The primary role of the digestive system is to help the body break down and absorb food. Also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, it includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine — also called the colon — rectum, and anus. Tiny glands in the mouth, stomach, and small intestine produce juices to help digest food. The digestive system also contains a layer of smooth muscle that moves food along the tract.

Department of Gastrointestinal at Panacea Hospital provides patients with comprehensive diagnosis and treatments for GI problems. In cases where surgeries are to be performed, Panacea has a team of highly qualified and experienced surgeons who make use of state-of-the-art technology to make the procedures extremely effective. A team of experienced staff and physicians work closely with every patient to provide appropriate treatment.

The surgery team takes a multidisciplinary approach in each case, getting expert support from colleagues in other departments and providing patients with the skilled care they need.

Gynecomastia is not a disease says doctors of Panacea Hospital

Common disorder of the endocrine system is known as Gynecomastia, which makes male chest looks like woman’s breast. This disease affects almost half of the world population. Most of these cases start in puberty due the imbalance of sex hormones and other cases involves side effect of some medication, anabolic steroids, alcohol etcetera. Good news is, any age is perfect to undergo the operation to get rid of it, and you just need be emotionally stable for it.

The root cause behind Gynecomastia is fat and a combination of breast tissue that most of the doctors have to deal with today. The surgery can be done two ways, one involves the liposuction and the other one is done by cutting out excess glandular tissue. The results are permanent and can be seen clearly after the surgery, even the scar remain hidden under the nipple.

Although this hormonal imbalance is not hazardous for the person having it, rather it’s more of a psychological disturbance for them, which usually lowers their confidence to deal with rest of the world and live a normal life. People who face this problem in India usually don’t pay heed to it and they learn to live with it as it is. They also don’t go for the surgery due to the lack of knowledge regarding the same.

As the medical science is marking its presence in every field, people are becoming more aware to treat every disease and every possible hormonal imbalance in the human body. There is no lack of Hospitals that consider the cases of Gynecomastia Surgery. Panacea Hospital in Bangalore is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to treat people suffering from Gynecomastia. Panacea Hospital provides various kinds of surgeries for Gynecomastia which includes Peri-areolar Incision, Infra-mammary approach, Minimally invasive surgery; and all of them are hundred percent reliable.

Diabetic? Consult Panacea Hospital

Panacea Hospital is worldwide renowned for its advancement in medical care and its number of success cases. With a panel of doctors who have decades of experience, Panacea offers an amalgamation of experience and advancement. Panacea has a special team of doctors and researchers who study and treat diabetes. Diabetes has become one of the very common diseases today. Though it infects half the planet, but a right approach to treatment is what you will get at Panacea Hospital.

About Diabetes

Diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus) is a condition in which the level of glucose in blood shoots higher than the normal limits. This can either be because of lower insulin production in the body or an inappropriate responding of cells towards insulin. Both these reasons can occur together also and may lead to a more severe condition. Diabetic people tend to experience polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).

Diabetes has many other symptoms also which include weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, bruises that do not heal numbness and male sexual dysfunction.

Panacea Hospital- Diabetes
Panacea Hospital- Diabetes

Diabetes can be of three types:

Type 1 – When the body does not produce insulin

Type 2- When the body does not produce enough insulin leading to improper functioning

Gestational diabetes – This happens to women during pregnancy

Treating diabetes

Panacea believes that all kinds of diabetes are curable. The first and foremost step towards treating diabetes is heeding your diet. Diabetics should take extra care of what and what not to eat. This will help in reducing blood sugar levels and also getting rid of the various symptoms of diabetes.

Another important way to reduce blood sugar is by exercise. Starting with a 30 minute moderate exercise like walking is perfect. This is a safe and easy way to rid of the all the problems that come with diabetes.

Panacea believes that if the situation is not controllable by the above methods, then one should go for medication. Depending upon the type of diabetes one has, he is prescribed appropriate medication. In many cases, it includes injecting insulin in the body which, thus, helps in reducing blood sugar levels.

Facilities available at Panacea Hospitals

  • Expert consultation from an endocrinologist with many years of experience
  • Regular diet counseling by seasoned dieticians
  • 24/7 lab facility to monitor bio chemistry
  • Availability of senior nephrologists to manage patients in Diabetic Nephropathy or Chronic Renal Failure patients
  • Availability of dialysis facility to treat such patients
  • Regular screening camps are conducted to detect diabetes
  • Availability of home care services to lab, nursing and physiotherapy to meet the patient needs
  • Health camps are conducted regularly at public parks and kiosks

Panacea Hospital and the Pediatric Department caring for your kids

From birth to adolescence, a child goes through various stages. The anatomy changes, body goes through evolution, motor skills develop, organs grow and all these factors determine a child’s future. If the developments in the initial stages are normal, the kid goes on to become a healthy adult. But a minor problem in the growing years can escalate into a major problem at a later stage in life. That’s why it becomes imperative to have a well qualified pediatrician from a reputed hospital looking after your kid’s health. Panacea Hospital has one of the finest pediatric departments in the country.

Paediatric Treatment at Panacea Hospital
Pediatric Treatment at Panacea Hospital

The pediatricians at Panacea Hospital are selected after rigorous rounds of selections just to make sure that only the best are recruited. The pediatricians at our hospital have graduated from one of the finest medical institutes in the world. They hold a prowess in taking care of your child’s health, from their birth to right till their adolescence. They ensure that an infant is appropriately immunized and vaccinated, recommend proper diet plan and other activities that help your kid grow strong. They also specialize in child psychiatry. So whenever your kid is feeling low, a consult from a pediatrician from Panacea Hospital will be immensely helpful.

At Panacea Hospital, we make use of avant-garde medical instruments and equipments that ensure a quick and accurate diagnosis. Hospital provides a safe environment for children and strictly follows all infection control practices.

Our hospital has a level III NICU with state-of-art equipments like monitors, ventilators, incubators, warmers et al which help us to closely monitor the new borns. This is the first NICU to have been set up in Bangalore-West and has a very low mortality rate. It is managed by Senior Neonatologists, Pediatric Registrars and well-trained nurses.

We have round-the-clock availability of pediatricians to handle admissions and emergency. Our experienced team of pediatricians often conducts differential analysis of the symptoms in a patient to reach the diagnosis in least possible time.

Gynecomastia Treatment at Panacea Hospital

With the constant revolutionizing of the medical industry, Gynecomastia is curable now. Panacea Hospital, Bangalore has been providing treatment for Gynecomastia with effectiveness and with no failed surgery so far. Panacea Hospital is a well- renowned name in the field of varied plastic surgical treatments and our several years of practiced skill, knowledge, expertise and research have reshaped the medical field, giving a warm experience of wellness to our patients.

Gynecomastia: What it is?

Gynecomastia refers to an abnormal development of female-like and over-developed breasts in males. Breasts are glands accumulated with fat in both male and female bodies. In Gynecomastia, fat provides a cushion to men and does not serve to store energy. It consists of active tissues and does not disappear even if heavy exercise is done.

Gynecomastia can be caused due to various reasons like heredity, hormonal changes, disease or consumption of certain drugs.

Types of Gynecomastia:

  • Neonatal Gynecomastia: This occurs in a natal stage when a new born develops breasts under the effect of maternal sex hormone.
  • Adolescent Gynecomastia: This occurs in adolescent boys at the time of puberty.
  • Senile Gynecomastia: This occurs at an older age when the circulating male sex hormone is reduced and female sex hormone becomes predominant.

Treatment for Gynecomastia:

We, at Panacea, believe that drug treatments for Gynecomastia mostly fail as glands once grown cannot be reversed back. Also, drug treatments usually consist of anti-hormones which can have other harsh side effects too.

A surgical treatment of Gynecomastia is the most viable option. There are various kinds of surgeries one can opt for to treat Gynecomastia. Panacea Hospital provides various kinds of surgeries for Gynecomastia which includes:

Peri-areolar Incision: During this, incision is made either at aerola skin junction or just inside that. Dissection of the gland is done through the same incision and the gland is moved out.

Infra-mammary approach: In this, incision below the breast is made and the gland and extra skin is taken out. It is used in extreme cases, when breast is very large.

Minimally invasive surgery: In this, tiny incisions of about 3-4 mm are made and the gland and fat are removed through them. It can also help reshape the chest area in men with Liposuction.

Panacea Hospital – General Surgery

Panacea Hospital has a well-established department of surgery which focuses on laparoscopic surgery.  All trauma patients are evaluated by the surgical team.

Laparoscopic surgery is a preferred technique which is a minimally invasive surgical technique where the surgeon uses a laparoscope to operate; this minimizes scars, decreases pain and enable the patient to recover faster.

Panacea Hospital- General Surgery
Panacea Hospital- General Surgery

Aimed as a panacea for most kinds of digestive diseases, It is a popular referral centre and conducts treatments and surgeries for all kinds of disorders related to the biliary tract, pancreas, liver and the gastro-intestinal tract. Surgeries and endoscopes for a wide range of problems such as stone removal, elimination of foreign bodies, abdominal TB among others are successfully conducted here.

The unit has all the latest equipment’s to conduct various complex surgeries for cancers, bypass and re-sections. Panacea Hospital specialises in Bariatric surgery to cure morbid obesity. The team at Panacea Hospital is an extraordinary mix of leading gastroenterologists, endoscopists, radiologists and surgeons of the country, who do their utmost to ensure that your digestive disorders are soon a thing of the past.

This department is supported by round the clock laboratory, radiology and emergency services to ensure patients receive highest level of care in a timely manner.

Treatments and Procedures

  • Treatment for trauma and accidents including intercostal drainage
  • Surgical emergencies
  • Excision of sebaceous cyst, lipoma and lymph node biopsy
  • Minor surgical procedures like abscess drainage, carbuncles, soft tissue tumors, hydrocele, hernia, varicocele, vasectomy, circumcision, etc.
  • Emergency laparotomy for perforation, intestinal obstruction, appendicitis and strangulated hernia wherever patient is hemodynamically stable or ASA grade 1&2
  • Laparoscopic surgery – lap cholecystectomy
  • Breast surgery for any tumors, both benign and malignant
  • Surgery for fissures, fistulas and hemorrhoids
  • Endocrine surgery for thyroid and other endocrine glands
  • Surgery for varicose veins and other minor vascular procedures

Panacea’s Competence in Diverse Plastic Surgeries like Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a term used to refer to the unusual enhancement of female-like breasts in males, mostly owing to the hormonal imbalance or hereditary conditions, a disease or the overuse of certain drugs. Considering an ideal scenario, the male chest is firm, well shaped and muscular; however, at times it becomes fatty and begins to sag. This looks quite abnormal and leaves a person feeling embarrassed of his unhealthy and ill-shaped body structure. In medical terms, this enlargement is explained as the abnormal growth of huge mammary glands and exorbitant deposits of fat in males, ultimately taking the shape of enlarged breasts, similar to that of women.

This condition of over-enhanced breasts in men can occur at any point of time in life, regardless of age. In neonates (newborns), it can be due to the influence of mother’s female hormones or in teenage and elderly, it can result due to an illness or metabolic disorder or even because of the rampant obesity. It is undoubtedly a severe condition for anyone to handle as it can considerably mar the self esteem and confidence of a person with regard to his social standing. Although, it is definitely a cause for worry at a middle or older age bracket but fortunately, in most adolescent boys, it is expected to subside naturally within a few years timeframe, provided it’s not due to obesity.

As the advanced technology has for almost everything else, it has also evolved promising results in this domain as well. With medical science’s immense progress, gynecomastia surgery is now a possibility for resolving this problem. Panacea Hospital, a next dimension of healthcare, is a well- renowned name in the field of varied plastic surgical treatments including the advanced gynecomastia surgery. We, at Panacea, with our several years of practiced skill, knowledge, expertise and research have reshaped the medical field, giving a warm experience of wellness to our patients.

The gynecomastia surgery is done on an outpatient basis, after a thorough case study of an individual. Patient is operated under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia by our professional panel of doctors, skilled in performing such a surgery with finesse. The surgery is absolutely safe, with minimal to no side effects and with the advanced procedures adopted by us, it doesn’t leave any ugly scar behind. It is in fact a boon to males suffering at the hands of this disorder, thus, giving a boost to their self confidence. The plastic surgery department of our hospital routinely conducts different types of reconstructive and corrective surgeries successfully to gift thousands of people a better life.