Bariatric Surgeon in Chennai

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Do You Know About Pancreatic Cancer?

The pancreas is situated in the abdomen which lies horizontally behind the lower part of the stomach help in the digestion by secreting certain enzymes.  At the same time, the hormones secreted by pancreas helps to manage blood sugar.  Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissue of the pancreas and more often spreads to nearby organs.  Different kinds of pancreatic cancers are squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma of the pancreas and adenosquamous carcinoma.   Pancreatic cancers are classified as primary cancers(cancer arise in the organ itself) and metastatic cancers (cancer arise in other organs and affect the pancreas). 

Dr.Deepak Subramanian and his team will be providing quality treatment in pancreatic disorders.  He is one of the best gastroenterologists available in Chennai.

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer

The actual cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown but researchers revealed that the role of smoking in the disease.  

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Itching skin 
  • Decreased appetite
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Blood clots
  • New onset of diabetes
  • Pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to the back
  • Jaundice


  • Maintain a healthy weight: Work to maintain weight by daily exercise.
  • Diet: Consume diet rich in vegetable and whole grains
  • Stop smoking

Associated Conditions

Weight loss, jaundice, pain and bowel obstruction are the conditions associated with pancreatic cancer.


Imaging techniques like CT, MRI and Positron Emission Tomography(PET), biopsy test and blood test are the most popular diagnostic techniques available.


Treatment includes, 
  • Surgery: Surgery for tumors in the pancreatic head, surgery for tumors in the pancreatic body and tail, surgery to remove the entire pancreas and surgery for tumors affecting nearby blood vessels the most popular surgeries available
  • Radiation: This therapy uses high energy beams such as those made from X-rays and protons to destroy cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemical drugs are used to kill cancer cells. 

The above-mentioned treatments are sometimes combined and used to treat cancer. If the patient does not show any benefit on the conventional treatment, the physician will suggest relief treatments or palliative treatments.  

Dr.Deepak Subramanian is renowned for his experience in providing digestive care to the patients. He has performed more than 2000 basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries and around 3000 upper GI endoscopes.  


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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Expert Care For Hernia Problem

Hernia occurs when the tissues or internal organs bulge out through the wall of skin enclosing it.Most commonly they occur in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the belly button, upper thigh, and groin areas.A hernia cannot be cured with medication, they require surgery to prevent the dangerous complications. Modern technology has put forward a tension free Hernia repair.

  • Pain or discomfort in the affected area usually in the lower abdomen
  •  Feeling weakness, pressure, or heaviness in the abdomen
  • Burning, aching, or gurgling in the site of the bulge
  •  Difficulty in swallowing 
  • Chest pain

  • Straining 
  • Lifting heavyweight
  •  Obesity
  •  pregnancy
  •  Ascites 
  • A weekened spot in the abdomen 
  • COPD

 The procedure is quick, painless, easy with very less or no discomfort present after the procedure. The healing is done so quick that the patient can virtually walk out of the operation theatre. The procedure does not demand the need of prolonged hospitalization. The recovery period is fairly small and does not require bed rest. The main advantage of hernia repair is that it can be performed on all, irrespective of their age.
Dr. Deepak Subramanian is one of the top Gastroenterologist and laparoscopic surgeon in Chennai with more than 6 years of experience in his medical field offering the best Hernia Repair treatment in an advanced manner. 
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Friday, 4 August 2017

Get Aware of Gall Stones

Gall stones are the stones that develop in the gallbladder or bile ducts. The general types of gall stones are black pigment, cholesterol, and brown pigment. The most frequently occurred gall stones are cholesterol gall stones which is occurred due to obesity, female gender, pregnancy, rapid loss of weight, oral hormonal therapy, crohn’s disease and elevated blood triglyceride level. Black pigment gall stones can develop due to increased destruction of red blood cells and brown pigment gall stones occurred due to reduced flow and infection in bile.
Gall stones are developed when cholesterol level in the bile is high and further this extra cholesterol turns into stones. The symptoms of gall stones are cholecystitis, and biliary colic. The intense pain is developed from the biliary colic, when gall stones blocks a bile duct. Other symptoms may include sweating, sickness and dizziness.  Biliary colic is also known as uncomplicated gallstone disease and can lasts from few minutes to several hours.
Gall stone treatment
There is not a permanent type of medical care for gall stones. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is the best treatment process. There are several kinds of treatment plans. They are
  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Dissolving stones by using drugs made for bile acids
  • Surgery

Gallstones may take months or even years to dissolve by taking drugs. This method is only recommended to those people who are not able to have surgery. The usual treatment for symptomatic or complicated gallstones is surgical removal of the gallbladder which is known as cholecystectomy. The surgery can be performed laparoscopic or open. The doctors will probably recommended surgery to remove the gallbladder and the stones, if the patient's health allows it. Surgery may help to prevent future affairs of the abdominal pain and severe complications such as infection in gallbladder and liver or inflammation.

Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Chennai has world class facilities to treat gall stones. The clinic has qualified and experienced doctors. The clinic has a team of best doctors to treat the problem of gallbladder provides one of best gall stone Treatment in chennai

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Laparoscopic-appendectomy Treatment in Chennai

An appendectomy is the process of surgical removal of the appendix. An appendectomy is a general emergency surgery which is treated to cure appendicitis. Appendicitis is an inflammatory condition of the appendix. The appendix is a tiny, tube shaped pouch that is attached with the large intestine. The primary work of the appendix is to recover people from diarrhea, infections, and inflammation of the small and large intestines. The body can still function properly without an appendix

Appendectomy is the standard treatment for appendicitis. It’s crucial to remove the appendix right away, before the appendix can rupture. Mostly people recover rapidly and without complications after an appendectomy are performed. It is a simple and general procedure.

There are two types of appendectomy: open and laparoscopic.
  • Open Appendectomy
During an open appendectomy, a surgeon makes one incision in the lower right side of the abdomen. Then removed the appendix and close wound with the stiches. Appendix is removed and the wound is closed with stiches. This procedure allows doctor to clean the abdominal cavity if appendix has burst.
During a laparoscopic appendectomy, a surgeon accesses the appendix through a few small incisions in the abdomen. A small, narrow tube called a cannula will then be inserted. The cannula is used to inflate abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. This gas allows the surgeon to see appendix more clearly.

Once the abdomen is inflated, an instrument called a laparoscope will be inserted through the incision. Then appendix will removed by using instruments and small incisions are closed, cleaned, and dressed. Laparoscopic surgery is a best choice for the overweight people and older people. Laparoscopic surgery has low risk and has a small recovery time. It takes around six weeks to recover fully.

Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Chennai is a prominent name for  appendicitis Treatment in chennai through Laparoscopic-appendectomy. Dr. Deepak Subramanian is one of the finest laparoscopic surgen in the Tamil Nadu to treat appendicitis.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Enable A Long lasting weight loss

Diet and exercise alone are often insufficient to achieve the expected rate of weight loss when we are battling with severe cases of overweight or obesity. A healthy living with a BMI over 30, described as obesity is overrated. We are susceptible to a lot of risks from disorders including the vicious lifestyle disorders of heart disease, asthma, high levels of cholesterol and hypertension.

Bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure that helps in shedding the extra weight through a manipulation of stomach size that restricts food intake, is popular nowadays for its astounding effects on severely obese people. When coupled with a healthy lifestyle post surgery, the procedure brings about permanent changes in the body, becoming one of the best choices of weight loss surgery in India.

  • Bariatric surgery is built on the basic principle of restricting the food intake along with limiting the absorption of the food in the intestine as well as the stomach.

  • The natural process of digestion is interrupted here to prevent the full break down of food and subsequent absorption. This limits the nutritional intake into the body and reduces the weight in severely obese patients.
The process can be carried out through different minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic sleeve gasterectomy, adjustable gastric banding, biliopancreatic division with the help of duodenal switch and so on.

 Who is eligible?

The obvious candidates for the surgery are candidates who are battling severe obesity. Those in the BMI range between 35 and 40 can greatly benefit from the procedure. If you are suffering from obesity related disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery might be a plausible option for you as well.

The surgery should be opted for after consultation with a skilled and qualified doctor. The success of every treatment is greatly dependent on the skill of doctor as well. Dr. Deepak S, with a wealth of experience in handling many such cases is a leading laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon, acknowledged for the best

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Effective Gallstone Treatment in Chennai

A small, pear shaped organ, gall bladder is located in the right side of abdomen immediately below the liver. Gall bladder is the site of storage for digestive fluids like bile, before they are released into the small intestine. Gallstones are a common condition in people occurring due to the hardening of digestive fluids, within the gall bladder.
Gallstone formation can occur in varied sizes and numbers. In many cases, they do not even cause any symptoms or discomfort. Gallstone treatment in Chennai involves the management of the condition by dissolution of the stone with the help of medication. Severe cases of gall stones are treated with the help of surgery.

Types of gallstones
The main types of gall stones that are usually detected in patients include: -
Cholesterol gallstone – most commonly found gallstone, they are made of undissolved cholesterol and have a yellowish appearance.
Pigment gallstones – caused due to an excess of bilirubin, these gallstones are dark brown or black in colour.
Symptoms of gallstones
Gallstones do not cause any symptoms in many cases. The symptoms occur when their formation results in blockage due to their presence in the ducts. Symptoms commonly associated with gallstones include: -
  • Intense and sudden pain in the upper right side or centre of the abdomen.
  • Back pain occurring between the shoulder blades.
  • Vomiting or nausea.
  • Pain in the right shoulder
  • Indigestion and increased belching
Causes of gallstones
Gallstones can be caused due to an excess undissolved cholesterol concentration in the bile, or due to an excess of bilirubin, a chemical produced during red cell break down, in the bile or due to an improper draining of the gall bladder, which leaves back a deposition in it.
The treatment of gallstones is done after a series of diagnosis tests to ascertain the presence, size, number and nature of gallstones. The tests include a physical examination, blood analysis, scans, ultrasonography, abdominal radiography and so on.
Medical management for the condition includes dissolution of gallstones with the help of medication. These might help in dissolving cholesterol and inciting its absorption by the intestine. Severe cases of gall stones are removed with the help of surgery.
Dr. Deepak S is a leading laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon, specialised in treatments related to digestive care.
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Reason Behind Your Stomach Ache: Appendicitis

Have you been suffering from abdominal pain or severe cramps? If so you should probably get your appendix checked out!
An appendix is a cluster of tissues extending from the large intestine, in the form of a tube which is about 3 and half inches long. Appendicitis is a condition which develops as a result of inflammation in appendix. One of the main causes of abdominal cramps, it can be removed without any notable consequence to our daily life.
Appendicitis is however a clinical emergency. Appendicitis treatment, Chennai offers a treatment regimen of antibiotics and elective surgery for severe cases. If not treated on time, the inflammation can be ruptures leading to appendix burst, which spews infectious materials in the abdomen. This can lead to severe inflammation in peritoneum, the lining of abdominal cavity. This can be fatal if not treated immediately.

Causes of appendicitis
Appendicitis can be caused because of appendix blocking by a foreign body, stool or cancer. The inflammation can be caused due to infections as well. 
Symptoms of appendicitis
The usual symptoms witnessed with the occurrence of appendicitis are as follows: -
  • Dull pain near navel which can elevate to severe pain in the lower abdomen
  • Vomiting preceding the pain
  • Loss in appetite
  • Painful urination
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Abdominal swelling.
Appendicitis Treatment
Appendicitis treatment is preceded with a diagnosis test involving blood analysis, abdominal exam, CT scans, urinary test and a rectal exam. The diagnosis of the disease is quite tricky as its symptoms resembles that of many other conditions as well.
Appendicitis is treated with the help of antibiotics or surgery. The surgery for removal of appendix is called appendectomy. It is performed after administering anaesthesia and can be done by creating a 4-inch incision in the abdomen. Nowadays, the procedure is done popularly with minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy.
The patient can move about after about 12 hours of completion of the surgery. If laparoscopic surgery is done, the recovery is faster and the pain factor is also considerably reduced. 
Dr. Deepak S is a leading laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon, based in Chennai, offering quality treatment and solutions to gastrointestinal issues.

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Get Treated For Liver Diseases

The liver is responsible for many important functions within the body and so, should be given utmost care. If the liver becomes diseased, the loss of those tasks cause substantial damage to the body. Liver disease is also referred to as hepatic illness.
Liver disease is a comprehensive term that covers all the potential complications that cause the liver to fail to perform its designated functions. Usually, more than 75% or three quarters of liver tissue is affected before the decrease in functioning occurs.

Symptoms of Liver Diseases:
  • Right upper quadrant abdominal pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Easy bruising may occur due to decreased production of clotting factors.
  • Bile salts can get deposited in the skin to cause itching
  • Enlarged breasts in men could occur because of an imbalance in sex hormones.
  • Impotency, poor sex drive and shrinking testicles are due to decrease in functioning of sex hormones.
  • Lethargy & confusion may occur if ammonia levels rise in the blood stream 
  • Reduced protein production may result in muscle wasting.

How Is It Treated?
Acute liver failure which is caused by an overdose of acetaminophen can be treated and its effects can be reversed. If a virus results liver failure, supportive care can be given at hospital to treat the signs until the virus runs its course. In these cases, the liver may sometimes recover on its own.
For liver failure that is the result of long-term worsening, the first treatment goal may be to save whatever part of the liver is still operational. If this is impossible, then a liver transplant is essential. Fortunately, liver transplant is a common practice that is often successful.

The best treatment for liver diseases in Chennai is provided by Dr. Deepak S, best laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon in India. Diagnose and treat your condition effectively through our expert team.

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