- During the course of PhD (GI Surgery) at the Department of Liver and Gastrointestinal Surgery, AIIMS: Managed both In and Outpatients coming to the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Worked as a Senior resident in the Department for 3 years.
- As Assistant Professor Surgery at GTB Hospital, New Delhi: Independently managed patients with Gastrointestinal surgery problems, performed major GI Surgical operations
- At the Department of GI Surgery, PSRI, New Delhi: I have established the Department of GI Surgery at this hospital. I have performed approx. 1000 operations related to liver and Gastrointestinal Surgery including Laparoscopic surgery.
- At the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi: The Department is an active GI surgical unit dealing with complicated GI Surgical cases.
- Major Gastrointestinal Surgical procedures: Some of the major GI procedures performed are:
- ASI (Association of Surgeons of India )
- Surgery for portal hypertension
- Splenectomy and Lieno-renal shunts
- Ileo-anal anstomosis with pouch for Ulcerative colitis
- Oesophageal resection with Gastric pull up
- Whipple’s Pancreato-duodenectomy
- Hepaticojejunostomy for biliary strictures and benign and malignant obstructive jaundice
- Surgery for Surgical obstructive jaundice
- Surgery for pancreatic diseases- Acute & Chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic malignanciesSurgery for Upper and Lower GI haemorrhage
- GI malignancies – Oesophageal, Gastric, colonic, rectal cancers
- Laparoscopic surgeries
- Actively participating in the living related liver transplants being done at our hospital since 15/9/06. Participated in transplants along with the present team.
- Association of Surgeons of India
- Delhi chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India
- Indian Society of Gastroenterology
- Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
- Indian Association of endoscopic Gastro surgeons of India
- South Delhi branch of the Indian Medical Association
- Elected as the executive council member of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology in the national conference held at Kochi,2004 for 2 years
- Served as the Convenor of the “Delhi GI Surgeons club” organizing clinical meetings regularly in different departments of surgical Gastroenterology in Delhi. I was the convener since 1999 till 2008.
- Received Presidents appreciation award at IMA South Delhi annual convention in Jan’09
- Was Secretary of the Consultant forum of Apollo hospital – till March’09 – organized lot of activities in the forum
Life After Hiatal Hernia Surgery: Here’s What You Need to Know
Not everyone suffering from hiatal hernia requires surgery. However, when the GERD symptoms can’t be relieved with medications, your surgeon may advise you to consider surgery. As suggested by our experts, anyone undergoing hiatal hernia surgery may have to go through significant lifestyle changes. Here we’ve discussed all the changes you can make to your daily life so that you can prevent the relapse of GERD symptoms for a long time after surgery.
What is hiatal hernia?
A hiatal hernia occurs when a section of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and into the chest. Hiatal hernia surgery may be required if the hernia causes severe symptoms or is likely to cause complications.
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When do you need to undergo such surgery?
Most hiatal hernias do not cause symptoms, so treatment is usually unnecessary. Milder symptoms, such as heartburn, acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), may be treatable with medications or lifestyle changes.
However, a doctor may advise surgery if the following conditions exist:
- The symptoms are severe and have a negative impact on one's quality of life.
- Other treatments have had no effect on the symptoms.
- Hernias are at risk of strangulation, which occurs when the blood supply to the herniated tissue is cut off—a potentially fatal situation.
- Symptoms include bleeding, ulcers, and narrowing of the food pipe or esophagus (esophageal stricture).
Lifestyle changes you need to make after surgery:
- Role of exercise: It's difficult to overstate the health benefits of fitness work, and establishing a good, consistent routine will undoubtedly help ensure that symptoms don't return.
Of course, you must be cautious and avoid heavy lifting or abdominal strain for the first three months. However, getting some light exercise will help you avoid complications in the beginning.
- Quit smoking: Among the many reasons smoking can be harmful is that it can cause complications and problems after surgery. Furthermore, this habit can be detrimental to digestion and stomach acidity. There are treatments and approaches that can help you quit smoking; talk to your doctor about them.
- Watch your portions: During your recovery from surgery, you will be advised to avoid large meals in favor of more frequent, smaller ones. It's a good idea to continue doing this even after you've recovered from surgery, as it can relieve stomach discomfort and prevent a relapse of symptoms.
- Skip acidic foods: It's a good idea to avoid foods and beverages that can aggravate stomach acid problems. Though it varies depending on the individual, typically this means avoiding spicy foods, fried foods, coffee, carbonated beverages, and chocolate, among other things.
- Clothing: When the chest and abdomen are wrapped in tight-fitting clothes, GERD or acid reflux can become more noticeable. Wearing looser fitting clothes is necessary as your incisions heal, and it may help prevent heartburn, nausea, and other symptoms from returning.
- Avoid lying down after meals: Another way to avoid heartburn and acid reflux is to avoid lying down for at least two hours after eating. This can help keep stomach acids and digestive juices from entering the esophagus.
- Maintain a healthy diet: Add fresh veggies and healthy proteins to your diet. Don't be afraid to consult with your doctor about a diet that can help you lose weight as well.
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