Trans Jugular Intrahepatic Porto Systemic Stent Shunt: A ray of hope
Interventional Radiology Department of Nemcare Hospital is doing many minimally invasive image-guided therapeutic procedures
The patients from North East suffering, who have been suffering from chronic liver disease (also called Cirrhosis) have no issues to get worried about.
A highly effective minimally invasive operation that is done through the route of veins in our body is routinely available in Nemcare Hospital, Guwahati.
Dr. Dibyamohan Hazarika, Interventional Radiologist, Nemcare Hospital said this procedure called TIPS (Trans Jugular Intrahepatic Porto Systemic Stent Shunt ) is a treatment routinely used in advanced medical centres across the world for the treatment of complications of chronic liver disease like emergency severe bleeding from mouth or rectum not controlled by endoscopic treatment, repeated water accumulation in abdomen and chest cavity.
He said that the doctors of the hospital recently performed a TIPS procedure on a woman with chronic liver disease with repeated ascites (water accumulation in the abdomen) not controlled with medicines was successfully treated with the procedure.
She was discharged from the hospital after four days of the minimally invasive procedure and currently recuperating at home.
Interventional Radiology Department of Nemcare Hospital is doing many minimally invasive image-guided therapeutic procedures or surgeries with excellent outcomes.
The Gastro-Intestinal Division of Nemcare Hospital is regularly providing high-quality clinical care and is getting recognition as an advanced G.I centre in North East India.The centre is regularly doing Angiographic treatment of liver tumours, relief of jaundice due to gall bladder or bile duct cancers, angiographic treatment of abdominal bleeding and many other complex procedures. Instead of going outside the state for these procedures, patients now can avail of these treatments in Assam with the comfort of home and save a lot of expenses in the process.
The Gastro-Intestinal Division of Nemcare Hospital is regularly providing high-quality clinical care and is getting recognition as an advanced G.I centre in Northeast India.
The division has several experienced highly qualified doctors who are providing high-end clinical services. Apart from Superspeciality Gastro-Intestinal Surgery and Medical Gastro-Enterology, the department boasts of state of the art Interventional Radiology, Imaging facility and Intensive care.
The Gastro-Intestinal Diseases specialists in the hospital, Dr Amritangshu Borkakoty and Dr Biswajit Deuri are of the opinion that liver cirrhosis is associated with an increasing degree of physical discomfort and even risk of death if not properly treated.
Apart from medicines needed to manage the problems arising out of chronic liver disease, in many patients who cannot afford a liver transplant, TIPS is known to be efficacious in reducing complications of liver disease such as uncontrollable bleeding and water accumulation in the abdomen.
The Gastro-Intestinal department is offering services of high-end GI surgery and endoscopic interventional procedures, like --liver resection for liver cancer, laparoscopic surgery for all digestive systems cancers, laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic cancers, endoscopic biliary drainage to reduce jaundice and pancreatic duct stenting for chronic pancreatitis etc.
It is felt that the presence of a complete spectrum of treatment options for Gastro-Intestinal diseases will fulfil a long-felt need for the people of Northeast India.
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