Geetanjali Hospital’s Gastroenterologist’s Successful Attempt
Udaipur : Gastroenterologist of Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Dr. Pankaj Gupta has successfully performed the first Endoscopic Ampullectomy of 52 years female suffering from a one centimeter tumor at the ampulla recently. The patient was referred from local hospital in view of abdominal pain. After evaluation and CT Scan & Ultra Sound investigations she was diagnosed to have a tumor at the ampulla, the starting point of small intestine. After proper optimization, she was opted to undergo endoscopy where in the tumor was removed.
“Endoscopic ampullectomy is a minimally invasive method of treating superficial lesions of the ampulla of Vater. It is a safe and efficacious therapeutic procedure that can obviate the need for potentially major surgical intervention. The procedure lasted only 30 minutes & the patient was discharged from the hospital the next day. If opted for Whipple surgery, the surgery that encompasses the removal of gall bladder, bile duct, duodenum, jejunum, head and uncinated process of pancreas & then followed by reconstruction of GI grace wherein the reattachment of the remaining organs to allow food digestion normally after surgery which would have lasted for more than 6-7 hours. The patient then needs to be shifted to ICU for further post operative care. This procedure is a difficult and demanding operation and can have serious risks. The routine treatment of such tumor is whipples surgery only, but endoscopic removal of the tumor has marked this case as the first successful case in Rajasthan,” said Dr. Pankaj Gupta, the treating Gastroenterologist.
The patient, Ganga Devi (52 years) presented at the hospital with very severe abdominal pain. On consultation & treatment by Dr. Pankaj Gupta of Geetanjali Hospital, the patient recovered well and is healthy now.