Gastrointestinal Surgery


In par with fast growing advancements in the field of Modern Medicine, highly specialized departments are required to treat various diseases. Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery is one of the newer specialties which deal with surgical management of digestive organs. In association with Gastroenterology department, it gives a comprehensive plan of care for those who have digestive system disorders. Digestive system consists of various organs starting from esophagus (food pipe), stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, bile ducts to ano-rectum. Previously managed under general surgery, various diseases involving digestive organs now warrant more specialized evaluation and management for better outcome.

Laparoscopy or Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is an integral part of modern day GI surgery and advantages of MIS over conventional open surgery are well known. We offer a wide array of MIS options for the treatment of digestive diseases and a patient centered endoscopic and laparoscopic combination treatment in specific situations as well. With the addition of Robotic Surgery, majority of procedures are done with minimum scar and attended early recovery.

Services Offered

Upper GI surgery

  • Esophagus : GERD, Hernia, Stricture, Tumor, Trauma, Achalasia, Cancer
  • Stomach and Duodenum: Ulcer, Tumor, Cancer, Obstruction, Perforation and Bleeding.
  • Small bowel : Obstruction, Kinking, Tumor, Cancer, Bleeding
  • Disease of Spleen and Diaphragm
  • Diseases of Omentum, Mesentery, Peritoneum and Retro-peritoneum, Visceral arteries

Liver, Gall Bladder (GB), Bile duct, Pancreas Surgery (HPB)

  • GB stones, Polyps, Cancer
  • Liver Cysts, Abscess, Tumors, Cancer
  • Bile duct stones, Polyps, Stricture, Bile leak, Trauma, Cancer.
  • Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis, Cysts, Tumor, Cancer

Lower GI Surgery

  • Large intestine: Obstruction, Kinking (volvulus), Diverticula, Fistula, Bleeding, Polyps, Tumor,
  • Cancer, Inflammatory diseases.
  • Rectum: Cancer, Prolapse, Polyp, Fistula
  • Anus: Piles, Fistula, Fissure, Prolapse, Tumors and Polyps

Surgery for Obesity (Weight loss surgery): Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric by-pass (MBG, RYGB), Gastric Plication, Revision surgery

Surgery for Hernia: Ventral, Umbilical, Incisional, Inguinal, Diaphragmatic including Revision surgery

Team that Cares

Dr. Ali Iyoob Valiyaveettil

HOD Gastro - Intestinal Surgery
Consultant - Gastrointestinal Surgery