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1. Why is Fortis Hospital Kalyan the best hospital for gastrointestinal care/treatment in Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai?

Fortis Hospital Kalyan is one of the leading hospitals in Kalyan, Thane region and is the first to offer exclusive technologically advanced surgical procedures. The Gastrointestinal Department at Fortis Kalyan is adept at handling several kinds of surgeries and offers comprehensive patient care. Our hospital offers a variety of surgical procedures and treatments coupled with comprehensive care ensuring a smooth and satisfactory patient journey. We also have a state-of-the-art, modular operation theatre where some of the most complex surgical procedures can be performed with ease.

2. What are the treatment methods available at Fortis Hospital Kalyan, Thane Mumbai for gastrointestinal conditions?

Fortis Kalyan offers treatments and surgeries such as advanced laparoscopic surgeries also known as minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery more commonly known as weight loss surgery, cancer surgery, plastic surgery, trauma surgery, appendectomy, and hernia repair, amongst others. Our hospital has a dedicated 24/7 trauma centre that handles some of the most complex cases round the clock. Injuries due to major road accidents, assaults, falls, stab injuries, or any other abdominal injuries that can be fatal if not treated on time.

3. Why is Fortis Hospital Kalyan, Thane region, Mumbai the best hospital for gastrointestinal disorders, and who are the surgeons in Thane, Mumbai associated with them?

The GI surgery department at Fortis Kalyan is led by Dr. Ashok Borisa who has over 15 years of experience in minimal access surgery and has been associated with Fortis Kalyan for over a decade now. He has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures including basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries and complex gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgeries. Dr. Borisa and his team manage 24/7 trauma cases and some of the most complex surgeries at Fortis Hospital Kalyan. 

4. What are the diagnostic procedures available at Fortis Hospital Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai for gastrointestinal disorders?

Fortis Kalyan has some of the latest technologically advanced systems to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders. We are one of the few hospitals offering the Olympus 190-series endoscopy system for high-resolution images in colonoscopy, multi-slice CT scan that helps to collect important data at different slice locations simultaneously, upper GI endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Our well-equipped department is adept at handling basic and some of the most challenging cases through accurate diagnosis.

5. What are some of the most evident and common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders?

Abdominal discomfort, usually in the form of bloating, excessive gas, cramps, constipation, nausea, vomiting, acid reflux more commonly known as heartburn are some of the most common chronic symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases.

6. What care must be taken after undergoing abdominal surgery at Fortis Kalyan Hospital?

Visible recovery after abdominal surgery usually happens around 3-4 weeks, depending on the severity of the case and the procedure performed. Adequate rest and medication as per the recommendation of your surgeon. Avoid lifting any heavy load for a few weeks and no strenuous activities as well.

7. What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery more commonly known as bariatric surgery is a procedure that permanently alters the shape and function of the digestive system. These procedures are performed in morbidly obese patients and result in weight loss and effective management of obesity-related medical conditions in such patients. 

8. What is laparoscopic surgery? Is it performed at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure using small incisions and a laparoscope, that is a camera. This procedure is low-risk and has a faster rate of recovery and lesser reported pain as compared to traditional surgical methods. Fortis Kalyan has one of the latest and technologically advanced Karl Storz Spice high-definition laparoscopy system that is used to perform advanced laparoscopic surgeries

9. How long does it take to heal from laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery enables you to resume your normal activities within 1-2 weeks. Mild pain around the abdomen and some soreness are normal and can be controlled by the prescribed medication given by your surgeon. Light exercises and daily activities as per your doctor’s instructions can be safely carried out. 

10. How much pain will be felt after Surgery? What can be done to relieve it?

Pain experienced after gastrointestinal surgery usually lasts for around a week and total recovery after 1-2 weeks. Your surgeon will prescribe the required medication which will help in controlling post-operative discomfort. The pain improves over time and is important to wound healing.

You will need to follow a restricted diet initially as advised by your surgeon. Eating or drinking immediately after surgery is not recommended and your doctor will put you on a liquid diet for a few days and gradually move you to solid foods depending on the procedure that you have undergone. All instructions and recommendations on how to change your diet over time and gradually return to normal foods will be given by the concerned healthcare team.