Surgical Gastroenterology

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology deals with clinical problems of the digestive tract that require surgical intervention. The department is supported by trained surgeons who specialize in the latest surgical techniques and clinical practices to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

OIn addition to treating all general upper gastrointestinal symptoms caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallbladder, pancreas, and small intestine, the department is also able to examine lower gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation and others. It is one of the few centers in Chennai. who has experience in performing and interpreting anorectal manometry to assess total intestinal transit time with SITZ markers

The department offers a disciplined approach to surgical gastroenterology.

The team of surgeons has extremely competent skills in all forms of surgical treatment with conventional and advanced laparoscopic methods for patients requiring abdominal procedures.

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

At Medway, most gastrointestinal surgeries are performed laparoscopically and our leading surgical gastroenterologists routinely perform laparoscopic gallbladder removal for gallstones, mesh hernia repair for incisional and inguinal hernias, and many other complicated surgeries. 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