Luknow, India : By successfully accepting a major challenge and completing the rare surgery, Bangalore’s leading surgical oncologist and pioneer of Laparoscopic and Robotic cancer surgeries, Dr. Sandeep Nayak has given a new hope of life to the 64-year-old cancer patient in Lucknow.
To treat that patient’s stomach cancer, Dr. Sandeep Nayak has done a 12-hour long surgery which has proven to be a milestone in the history of Indian surgical oncology. There are not more than 15 such surgeries in India so far. Surgical Oncologists around the world find this kind of surgery quite challenging as it is complex & the skills needed for this surgery and the time taken is very high.
64-year-old Singh (name changed to maintain privacy) was diagnosed with Periampullary carcinoma, which had reached to the second stage, doctors advised him to do a procedure called ‘Pancreaticoduodenectomy ‘ (PD). Incidence of Periampullary carcinoma is low. Periampullary cancer is a cancer that forms near the ampulla of Vater, an enlargement of the ducts from the liver and pancreas where they join and enter the small intestine.
In large amounts of upper gastrointestinal tract (called the Ampyulla off waiter), lower common bile duct, duodenum, and head of the pancreas leads to increased carcinogenic cells.
To treat it, head of the pancreas, duodenum, part of the stomach and part of the gall bladder are removed and then have to be restored again to the digestive system – it is called technically Pancreaticoduodenectomy or PD. In stomach surgery it is considered as one of the most challenging operations. Pancreaticoduodenectomy is still considered risky operation.