Thursday, 14 December 2017

Know more about Gall Bladder Stone Removal

What is gall bladder?

Gall bladder is a pear sized organ that collects and store bile. Bile is a digestive fluid that is produced by the liver. Gall stones are developed in gall bladder and can be removed by performing a common surgery. Dr. P. Radha Krishna is one of best gastro surgeon in Chennai to treat gall stones.

Gall stones are the type of stones that developed in the bile duct or gall bladder. Generally, gall stones are developed after urination. The possibility of developing gall stones increases when high amount of waste products and low amount of water are left in the bladder after urination. Gall stones are basically crystallized minerals.

How many types of gall stones are?

Gall stones are of three types

  • Cholesterol- most frequently appeared due to obesity, pregnancy, rapid loss of weight, crohn’s disease, and high blood triglyceride level.
  • Black pigment- developed due to high destruction of red blood cells.
  • Brown gall stones- occurred due to reduced flow and infection in the bile.

The main cause of developing gall stones are inability to empty bladder fully or making concentrated urine. Enlarge prostate, urinary tract infections and certain bladder problems are responsible for that. Other causes are
  • Weak bladder
  • Urinary or bladder infections
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Damaged urethra

What are the symptoms of gall stones?

The symptoms of gall stones are
  • Frequently urination
  • Problem in urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Obstruction in urine flow
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Dark colour or cloudy urine

What are the treatment options for gall stones?

Gall bladder stone do not have any permanent type of treatment option. Surgery is the best option to remove gall stones. Treatment plans for removing gall stones are
  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Dissolving stones by using drugs made for bile acids
  • Surgery
The Gastro Surgeon, Chennai has excellent facilities to treat gall bladder stones. Dr. P. Radha Krishna is a highly qualified and experienced doctor. He has many years of surgery experience and provides satisfactory services.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Bariatric Surgery for Obese and Diabetic Patients

Bariatric Surgery is an option for those who are obese and have not been able to lose enough weight by other methods or have serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery makes the stomach smaller and can alter the small intestine.

Dr. P Radha Krishna is one of the best bariatric surgeons in Chennai. He is a full-time surgical gastroenterologist and laparoscopic surgeon. He consults at SIMS at Chennai. His out of station consultation places includes Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are mainly three types of bariatric operations – gastric band, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.

Gastric Band: This surgery places an adjustable band around the upper portion of the stomach and hence create a small stomach pouch above the band. The rest of the stomach is below the band

Gastric Bypass: This procedure is carried out with two components. First, a tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed.

Gastric Sleeve: The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy commonly known as the sleeve is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana.

Bariatric surgery benefits

Health problems related to obesity such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, unhealthy cholesterol levels and sleep apnea can be reduced with the help of this sugery. The quality of life and physical function can be improved by undergoing bariatric surgery.

Potential candidates for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery may be an option for adults and teens who have severe obesity and obesity-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure or heart disease.

Obese people tend to withdraw themselves from the social world and mostly lack confidence at all times due to their physical state. Dr. P. Radhakrisha has transformed the lives of many people by making them confident. He has performed numerous bariatric surgeries. He is one of the leading bariatric surgeons in Chennai.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Pain in the Ass !! How to Cure Anal Fissure ?

Anal fissure is a condition caused by occurring a tear or cut in the anus and which extends upwards into the anal canal.  Anal fissure occurs in anoderm, some specialized tissue that lines the anus and anal canal.  Due to repeated episode of diarrhera and hard stool anal fissure worsens. Pains are severe during bowel movements.


Symptoms of Anal Fissure

  • Itching and irritation around the anus
  • Stool is bright red in color   
  • Anus is surrounded by a visible crack in the skin.
  • Near to the anal fissure there occurs a small lump or skin tag
  • It is better to consult a doctor if you find the presence of blood in stool
  • Pain during bowel movement and presence of stool in the blood is found, need to consult a doctor. 


Anal Fissure Causes

The common causes of anal fissure include passing or hard large stool, childbirth, chronic diarrhea, constipation and straining during bowel movements


Remedies for Anal Fissure

  • Drinking more fluids
  • Eating fibrous food
  • Warm bath (sitz bath )to relax anal muscles.  It relieve pain, itching and irritation
  • Application of topical pain relievers


Prevention Measures for Anal Fissure

  • Immediate treatment during the occurrence of  diarrhea
  • Changing diapers frequently
  • Keeping anal area dry
  • Consumption of fibrous food


Anal Fissure Diagnosis and Evaluation

A fissure can be diagnosed by a careful examination of the anus.  After the application of a topical anesthetic to the anus a vigorous examination can  be done.  A tag of skin at the end of the anus reveals a chronic case of fissure.  An endoscopic evaluation can be done if there is rectal bleeding.  Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, upper gastrointestinal and small intestinal x-rays are also suggested for the diagnosis and evaluation.

Diseases of intestine, bile duct, liver and pancreas come under the department of Gasteroenterology. Gastroenterology department of SIMS offers best Surgical Gastroenterologist and Laparoscopic services. A team of qualified doctors are behind the success of the hospital. SIMS is the best anal fissure surgery hospital with the best Anal Fissure Surgeon in Chennai.

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Bariatric Surgery : When workouts doesn't help you to reduce your weight

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an option for people who have a body mass index (BMI) above 40 or between 35 to 40 and also for curing health problems like type 2 diabetes or heart disease. Through bariartric surgery, weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

The most common Bariatric Surgery procedures are the following:

Gastric Bypass

  • The food consumption after the surgery will be restricted to a limit
  • Controlling of gut hormones that results in reducing appetite and enhance satiety

Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • No re-routing of the food stream or use of foreign objects is required
  • Requires only short stay at hospital

Adjustable Gastric Band

  • Involves no cutting of the stomach or rerouting of the intestines
  • Is reversible and adjustable
  • Has lowest rate of vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
  • Reduces the absorption of fat by 70%
  • Most affective against diabetes
  • Results in greater weight loss

Benefits of bariatric surgery

  • Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea
  • Improve fertility
  • Depression Relief
  • Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes.
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Relief for Joint pain 
  • Alleviate other medical conditions

Dr. P. Radha Krishna, leading Bariatric Surgeon In Chennai and  is well known for his treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and obesity surgeries. Being one among the Best gastroenterology specialist in chennai, he have performed many successful bariatric surgery in chennai. For more details
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Know more about Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer affecting the colon and rectum, which are components of the digestive system. They might begin either in the colon or rectum and have similar symptoms. However, the treatment for these cancers differs based on their origin.  Cancer often creates an aura of fear but with timely treatment, most cases of the disease can be managed.

The colon and rectum together constitute the large intestine. While colon is a muscular tube of about 6 foot, which originates at the end of the small intestine, rectum has a length of about 8 inches and connects the anus with colon. Colon and rectum help in the processing and excretion of waste from our body.

Colorectal cancer is characterised by abnormal cell growth in the form of polyps or tumours. The polyps usually occur in two types, as adenomas or intestinal polyps and hyperplastic polyps. Some of these polyps might be benign.

SIMS offers you the service of the best gastrosurgeon in India for the successful treatment of different gastroenterology diseases. They are also widely acknowledged for advanced colorectal surgery in Chennai.

Causes of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer can occur due to a number of reasons such as hereditary, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, due to a diet that is too rich in animal protein and so on. Factors such as age, obesity, lack of physical activity and Type 2 diabetes are known to contribute to the condition as well.

Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Lynch syndrome and untreated polyps are also known to lead to the disease.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer

Some of the symptoms colorectal cancer includes the following: -
  • Rectal bleeding or cramping
  • Urgency in bowel movement
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Thin, long or pencil like stool
  • Blood in stool
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Vomiting and unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained deficiency in iron

Treatment for colorectal cancer

The treatment for colorectal cancer is done after a diagnosis of the disease. The various diagnosis tests include faecal occult blood test, stool DNA test, colonoscopy, barium enema x-ray, MRI, ultrasound and so on. The treatment includes different procedures such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy depending on the condition of the patient.

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Monday, 10 July 2017

What Is Liver Abscess???

Liver abscess is a condition in which a pus filled cyst is developed in the liver. The liver is an organ in the digestive system that helps in the digestive process and performs many other necessary functions such as producing bile to help break down food into energy, creating essential substances like hormones, cleaning toxins from the blood, including those from medication, alcohol and drugs and controlling fat storage and cholesterol production and release. 

Pus is a fluid which is composed of white blood cells and dead cells that develop when the body fights off infection. An abscess occurred with swelling and inflammation in the surrounding area. It can also cause pain and swell in the abdomen. A liver abscess can be dangerous, if it is not treated properly on time.

A liver abscess can occur to anyone. The condition can be developed by infections that directly spread from the nearby structures such as the bile draining tubes, from the intestines or appendix, or carried in the blood stream from other distant parts of the body. A liver abscess can also be the result of any surgery or other strain to the liver.

Treatment For Liver Abscess

The treatment for liver abscess depends on the level of infection. Low level of infection can be treated with the help of antibiotics but high level of infection may need surgery. Surgery includes inserting a needle and placing a drainage catheter into the abscess to eliminate the infection containing pus. A liver biopsy is also performed to analyze overall health of the patient with the help of CT scan and ultrasound.

It is recommended to contact immediately if the person feels pain in lower abdomen, choking or severe difficulty breathing, fever, chills, vomiting and diarrhea. A liver abscess needs medical emergency as it causes serious health problems. 

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Monday, 12 June 2017

Bariatric Surgery : The Fastest Way To Lose Weight

Bariatric Surgery is a procedure which cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold which results in malabsorption or by a combination of gastric restriction and malabsorption. Dr. Patta Radhakrishna, one of the best gastro surgeon in India provides bariatric treatment in Chennai at affordable cost.

The most common Bariatric Surgery procedures are the following

1. Gastric Bypass

In this procedure, a small pouch is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Then the first portion of the small intestine is divided and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch. The procedure is then completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down.

  • The amount of food consumed will be restricted to a limit
  • Makes favorable changes in gut hormones that results in reducing appetite and enhance satiety

2. Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this procedure approximately 80 percent of the stomach is removed  and the remaining stomach will be a tubular pouch which resembles a banana. 

  • Requires no foreign objects and no re-routing of the food stream
  • Relatively short hospital stay

3. Adjustable Gastric Band

In this procedure an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach and creates a small pouch above the band. The rest of the stomach will be below the band.


  • Involves no cutting of the stomach or rerouting of the intestines
  • Is reversible and adjustable
  • Has lowest rate of vitamin and mineral deficiencies

4. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

In this procedure a small tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach and a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed. So that the food patient eats empties directly in to the last segment of the small intestine through the tubular stomach pouch which results in a significant decrease in the absorption of calories and nutrients.


  • Reduces the absorption of fat by 70%
  • Most affective against diabetes
  • Results in greater weight loss
SIMS is a renowned hospital for gastroenterology in India. Here it provides advanced technological treatment for the entire Gastrointestinal Problems.
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