The Assam Tribune
Complex surgeries performed
GUWAHATI, Oct 26: The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and GI Oncology of the Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, led by Dr Digvijoy Sarma and Dr Saikat Mallik, performed some major and complex surgeries recently, stated a press release issued here today.
A 45-year-old man from Arunachal Pradesh suffering from advanced gastric cancer, after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, underwent radical gastrectomy with cytoreductive surgery. A 40-year-old female from Manipur with cancer of the colon, underwent single-stage colon and liver resection successfully.
Another 45-year-old man from West Bengal whose oesophagus and stomach were scarred due to acid ingestion was referred here for further treatment. A rare surgery called colonic interposition was done in which the large intestine was used to replace the oesophagus to restore the gut continuity enabling the patient to eat again through mouth. # City Correspondent