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Endoscopic Gastro-Jejunostomy- A Novel Procedure for Intestinal Block performed at Apollo BGS Hospitals for the first time in Karnataka

Apollo BGS Hospitals, Institute of Gastrosceinces has performed a rare and novel Endoscopic Gastro-Jejunostomy procedure for the first time in Karnataka and in the city of Mysuru, helping a 49 yrs. old patient recover from his ailment.

At Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore, the availability of Endoscopic ultrasound expertise under Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa, Chief Gastroenterologist and HOD Institute of Gastroscience, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore, opened new doors for the patient that could avoid an open surgery.

The 49 Years old male patient had a cancer of pancreas and underwent surgical resection (Whipple’s pancreaticoduodenectomy) 5 Years back. There was a recurrence of tumour which caused blockage of the intestinal loop that was also draining the bile. Due to poor bile flow, patient developed infection in the bile (cholangitis) and pus collection in his liver. He had abdominal pain, distension and vomiting. He could not consume food orally. As a routine if such a scenario ensues, the option is to undergo open surgery to relieve the obstruction. Instead, he underwent the endoscopic procedure to get relieved of his pain and be able to consume food.

Performing the novel procedure ‘Endoscopic Ultrasound guided Gastrojejunostomy’ Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa said “We placed a self-expanding metal stent between the stomach and a loop of small intestine. This opened up the pathway for drainage of bile and the intestinal secretions and as a result of which the patient’s infection and jaundice resolved, he was able to eat normally and was discharged within 24 hours of the procedure”

Mr. Bharateesha Reddy, Vice-President and Unit Head, Apollo BGS Hospitals, informed that this is the first time the rare procedure Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) guided Gastrojejunostomy has been performed in the state of Karnataka. Very few centres in India have the expertise to perform this procedure, making us one among the select few hospitals in the country and we are extremely proud of it. This is a breakthrough achievement for us defining our advancement and progression in the Gastroscience excellence”

The state-of-the-art Endoscopic procedure coupled with clinical skill of the Gastroenterologists at Apollo BGS Hospitals has helped the patient avoid a major open surgery, prolonged hospital stay and delayed recovery.

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