Medical Gastroenterology

Surgical gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its associated disorders. Surgical gastroenterology, a subspecialty, focuses on the surgical management of digestive disorders, wherein the team is trained in surgery and gastroenterology with expertise in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders.

Surgical interventions of the digestive tract

Medway Hospitals have dedicated staff providing targeted care to patients with specific abdominal conditions. The laboratories, rooms, and operating rooms have advanced instruments to offer the best possible service to patients.

  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Band
  • Most gastrointestinal surgeries performed at Medway performed are through laparoscopy. Our gastroenterologists are known to perform gallbladder stone removal, mesh hernia repair, and other complicated surgeries on a routine basis. Specialty clinics such as Gastrointestinal Bleeding Clinic, Liver Disease Clinic, and Stomach Pain Clinics are available at Medway, with top specialists in these specialties who consult here regularly.

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Common symptoms include:
  • Abdominal discomfort (swelling, pain, or cramping)
  • Unintentional weight loss.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Diarrhea, constipation (or sometimes both)
  • Faecal incontinence.
  • Tired.
  • Loss of appetite.
Recovery time depends on the complication of the surgery. With a few simple surgeries, like a colonoscopy, you can get back to your daily activities right away. For more invasive surgeries, you may need some time to heal and help with pain control after surgery. Be sure to ask your doctor what to expect from your surgery during your recovery.
The doctor will contact you to tell you how the operation went and what to do next. The timing of follow-up care depends on the type of surgery

Our Doctors

Dr. M.Ponchidambaram



Dr. S.Shanmuga Sundaram


Surgical Oncologist


MBBS., MS(General Surgery)., DNB(GS) FIAGES

Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon