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Dr. Saket Goel - General Surgeon, Delhi

Dr. Saket Goel

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MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS

General Surgeon, Delhi

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Dr. Saket Goel 93% (2191 ratings) MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS General Surgeon, Delhi
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I am dedicated to providing optimal healthcare to my patients in relaxed environment where I treat them as my own family member. My practice involves Competence, Commitment, Contemporary,......more
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Dr. Saket Goel is one of the best Gastroenterologists in Sarita Vihar, Delhi. He has over 24 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist. He studied and completed MS, MBBS. He is currently associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Sarita Vihar, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saket Goel on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 1997
MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 1993
Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery - University Of Heidelberg, Germany - 2005
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FMBS - Eda Hospital, Ishou University Kaoshiong Taiwan - 2014
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Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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Indian Association of Gastroendoscopic Surgeons (IAGES)
Fellowship of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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Hernia - Types Of It & How Laparoscopy Help In Managing Them!

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Hernia - Types Of It & How Laparoscopy Help In Managing Them!

Laparoscopy surgery is a very vital component of the hernia repair. Studies have shown that many patients have a better outcome when they opt for laparoscopic surgery. Candidates eligible for this mode of surgery include those with bilateral inguinal hernias, ventral hernias, and recurrent hernia. People associated with athletics and other outdoor sports prefer to go for a laparoscopic hernia surgery as it ensures a speedy recovery and minimal tissue invasion (due to small incisions).

Laparoscopic hernia repair- inguinal
A laparoscopic surgery requires an incision of 1-2 cm at the belly (at the lower end). Two small punctures are done near the umbilicus. The punctures are done to make room for the cameras so that the surgeon is able to view the abdomen clearly. The smaller incisions allows the operating instrument to enter into the stomach.

The Procedure:
A balloon is placed in between the abdomen and the overlying muscle so that the peritoneum can be separated. When space is successfully made, the camera comes into the action to view the condition of a hernia. A hernia is pulled from its hole into the abdomen. Once the hole is detected, the defect of a hernia is fixed.

Laparoscopic hernia repair- incisional/ventral: Laparoscopic hernia repair is suitable for all types of a hernia such as an umbilical hernia, ventral hernia, recurrent umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia etc. Just like an inguinal hernia, A camera is placed into the abdomen through the muscles. Two small incisions are made for the operating instruments to get through. This is followed by the cutting of the tissue that is placed between a hernia and the intestine. The hole thus gets exposed. Through one of the laparoscopic ports, the hernia mesh gets rolled and is placed into the abdomen. A hernia is then pulled up and the mesh gets secured with 4 sutures. A special device is used to fix the healthy muscle.

Tension free repair: “Tension free” repair is often used to symbolize hernia surgery. A hernia is often triggered by the weakened muscles. Few surgeons endeavors to sew the muscle around the area of a hernia. Since the muscles surrounding the hernia are weak in the first place, they pull apart causing a recurrence of a hernia. To avoid this, most surgeons use a mesh to strengthen the cells around the hernia region. This procedure ensures that the muscles aren’t sewn but the mesh placed over the hole can prevent the muscle to push through the walls of the abdomen.

The use of mesh: There are some reservations about using the mesh in a hernia surgery. However, this is the safest and most appropriate way to perform a hernia laparoscopic surgery. The use of a mesh also negates the risk of open incisions and recurrence of a hernia.

2349 people found this helpful

Colorectal Surgery - Everything You Should Know!

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Colorectal Surgery - Everything You Should Know!

Colorectal surgery is the broad term for surgical procedures performed on the colon, the rectum and the anus. There are various different surgical procedures which fall under colorectal surgery and these are used to treat a vast array of disorders, such as:

  1. Anal cancer
  2. Colorectal cancer
  3. Severe complications related to constipation
  4. Anal injuries
  5. Inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
  6. Congenital defects
  • Procedures: The surgeries under colorectal surgery are performed after diagnostic tests such as proctoscopysigmoidoscopy and defecating proctography. The most common diagnostic test is colonoscopy. These help to identify the origin and nature of the problem and decide which surgical procedure is to be followed. The procedures under colorectal surgery are as follows:
  • Colectomy: This procedure involves removal of a section of the large intestine. This is known as partial colectomy. In extreme cases, such as advanced cancer or severe gastrointestinal infection, the entire colon is removed and this is called total colectomy. Sometimes, the rectum is also taken out along with the colon and this is called proctocolectomy.
  • Colonic polypectomy: An abnormal growth of tissues in the inner lining of an organ is known as a polyp. Colonic polypectomy is done to eliminate polyps from the colon and rectum before they become malignant. This can be done endoscopically. Surgery is required in case of large polyps.
  • Strictureplasty: Chronic or repeated bowel inflammation causes scar tissue to accumulate in the large intestine. This results in the narrowing of the colon. Stricturoplasty removes the scar tissue so that proper flow of digestive contents is resumed.
  • Colostomy or Ileostomy: A damaged section of the colon is removed and the shortened intestine is then attached to another opening (stoma) in the anterior wall of the abdomen.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: This surgical process is used for swollen hemorrhoids or blood vessels, which form in the anal canal. Hemorrhoidectomy is extremely effective in removing hemorrhoids, but the surgery also involves a number of complications.
  • Anoplasty: Anoplasty or imperforate anus correction is done to correct birth defects in the rectum and the anus. The structural flaw does not allow the stool to pass properly from the rectum and so it is repaired through surgery.
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Gallstone Surgery - Must Know Things About It!

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Gallstone Surgery - Must Know Things About It!

This surgery involves the removal of Gallbladder, which is a pear-shaped organ that lies right beneath the right side of the liver. The main function of the gallbladder is to collect and concentrate bile, which is a digestive juice produced by liver after eating, aiding digestion. The most common disorder of the digestive system is presence of Gallstones, which are the stones made up of a mixture consisting of cholesterol, bile pigment and calcium salts.

These Gallstones don’t cause any problems in most cases. But prompt treatment is required if stones block ducts and cause infections and inflammation in the pancreas. This may lead to removal of the gallbladder through a surgery, known as cholecystectomy, which further includes techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy or open surgery.
Although it is a less vital organ, the body can cope up even after removal.

Procedure of surgery:

  1. The surgery involves removal of gallbladder and gallstones through several incisions in the abdomen. In order to see clearly, the surgeon inflates the abdomen with air or carbon dioxide.
  2. A lighted scope attached to a video camera is inserted into one incision near the belly button. The video monitor is used as a guide for inserting other surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove the gallbladder.
  3. Intraoperative cholangiography is the X-ray procedure which shows the anatomy of bile ducts. This is done before the surgeon removes the gallbladder.
  4. Bile flows from the liver through the common bile duct after the surgery into the small intestine. As the gallbladder has been removed, the gallbladder can no longer store bile between meals but has no effect or little effect on digestion.
  5. In case of open surgery, the surgeon reaches the gallbladder through a large, single incision in the abdominal wall.

Complications after gallbladder surgery:

This surgery carries some degree of risk like any other surgery. Complications such as internal bleedinginfection, injury to nearby digestive organs, injury to the bile duct and injury to blood vessels.

Types of gallstones:

There are three main types of gallstones. They are

1. Mixed stones: They are made up of cholesterol and salts. They tend to develop in batches.
2. Cholesterol stones: Mainly made of cholesterol, which is crucial to many metabolic processes. They can grow large enough to block the bile ducts.
3. Pigment stones: The colour of bile is greenish-brown, due to some particular pigments.

Medical factors to consider before cholecystectomy:

The most important factor is a consideration of your medical history. This is because the pre-existing conditions influence decisions on surgery and anaesthetic and information about any bad reactions or side effects from any medications would be helpful for surgery.

Self-care after the surgery:

Taking rest is the most important thing after surgery. Avoid things such as heavy lifting and physical exertion. The usual recovery period after the surgery is one week.

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GERD - Complications Associated With It!

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
GERD - Complications Associated With It!

GERD or acid reflux is caused by the regurgitation of acidic liquid stomach contents back up into the esophagus. It is a long-term condition where stomach contents come back upwards from the gastro-intestinal tract resulting in either symptoms or complications. It is a commonly occurring digestion condition. A burning sensation in the chest is usually caused by acid reflux which radiates up from the stomach to the mid-chest or throat. This condition is also known as the heartburn. A sour taste in the back of the mouth is a common experience amongst the patients. Long term reflux of gastric contents causes the condition to become chronic which can lead to difficulty in swallowing. In some cases the erosion of the tract lining can also cause breathing problems.

Symptoms:

  1. Heartburn is a burning sensation felt in the retrosternal area. Most commonly it occurs post-prandial or nocturnally. Consumption of fatty foods, spicy foods, acidic foods aggravates the condition. Burning sensation is relieved with antacids, water or milk.
  2. Perception of gastric content reflux in the mouth or hypopharynx is termed as acid regurgitation. It is also known as water brash. A bitter or acidic taste is felt in the mouth.
  3. Other symptoms include dysphagia, odynophagia, nausea, chest pain, dyspepsia, epigastric fullness, bloating, frequent belching
  4. Extra-esophageal symptoms like chronic cough, hoarseness, laryngitis, dysfunction of the vocal cords, bronchospasm can also be observed.

Complications:

  1. Peptic stricture
  2. Ulcers of the esophagus
  3. Metaplastic disease (Barrett’s esophagus)
  4. Dysplastic disease (Adenocarcinoma)
  5. Laryngitis or bronchitis
  6. Pulmonary disease
  7. Fluid in the sinuses and the middle ear

Diagnosis:

The diagnosis of GERD is made by its most commonly presenting symptom- heartburn. To confirm the diagnosis of GERD, the physicians treat patients with medications for suppression of the production of acid by stomach. If heartburn diminishes to a large extent by the medications, diagnosis of GERD is considered confirmed.

 

Conditions like an ulcer caused by bacterial infection, mimic the symptoms of GERD. To get a clearer diagnosis, an endoscopy is then performed. The common diagnostic modality for GERD is Upper intestinal gastro-endoscopy. A tube containing an optical system for visualization is swallowed, the tube progresses down the gastrointestinal tract, and then the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum can be examined. A normal esophagus is observed in most patients with symptoms of reflux.

However, sometimes the lining of the esophagus appears inflamed. If erosions (superficial breaks in the esophageal lining) or ulcers (deeper breaks in the lining) are seen, a diagnosis of GERD can be made definitely. Other complications of GERD like ulcers, strictures, and Barrett's esophagus are also identified. Biopsies also may be obtained. Other common problems that may be causing GERD like symptoms can be diagnosed (for example ulcers, inflammation, or cancers of the stomach or duodenum) with EGD. Previously, barium meal x-ray was undertaken to diagnose GERD. It is now discontinued.

Other tests that are carried out are esophageal acid testing, esophageal motility testing, gastric emptying studies and acid perfusion test.

Treatment:

  1. Lifestyle modifications – Avoiding acidic foods, quitting smoking, weight loss, abstaining from alcohol consumption improves symptoms in people with GERD.
  2. Medications – Proton pump inhibitors (Pantoprazole, Omeprazole, Rabeprazole), H2 receptor blockers (Ranitidine, Cimetidine) and antacids.
  3. Surgery – In cases where the proton pump inhibitors are unsuccessful in relieving symptoms of GERD, a surgical procedure called Nissen fundo-plication is done.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!






 

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Feeling Sick Right After A Meal - Know Why It Happens!

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Feeling Sick Right After A Meal - Know Why It Happens!

People very often tend to feel uneasy, right after taking your lunch or for that matter any meal. At that point of time, neither do you feel like doing anything nor do you understand what has gone wrong with your health. This is quite common after-effect of eating, which is mainly related to the digestive process.

There are always certain symptoms, which if you carefully notice, you can pinpoint right before the completeion of any meal. 

  • You can feel stuffy pretty easily even after having something in moderate quantity
  • A sense of tiredness might creep in, just when you are about to finish your meal
  • You might go through a feeling of nausea, which might be the result of indigestion due to the problem of ulcer or gallbladder disease.

What leads to people feeling sick after having a meal?

Food poisoning is one of the foremost problems, due to which you might all of a sudden start feeling unwell after having your food.

  • There are food items like curd, which if kept in the open for too long, can easily get contaminated and cause food poisoning.
  • Consuming too much of spicy items as well as those containing fat, can have ill effect on your health, thereby resulting in uneasiness.
  • Too much eating at a time can also result in people having discomfort due to the time taken for digestion.
  • Allergy from any particular food item might also result in you feeling restless or sick after having your meal.

What can you do to avoid having this problem?

There are certain ways through which you can prevent yourself from getting affected adversely after taking your meal. It is often said prevention is better than cure, so little bit of prevention might save you from having digestive pills or any related medicine, which you usually take as and when any sort of uneasiness creeps into your system. As the age old saying goes, ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.’ Of course, this doesn’t mean that you would gobble up anything which comes your way during breakfast and lunch hours.

  • Try not to have foods which are spicy or fried, especially during dinner time as most of the problems occur at night.
  • It’s always preferable to have smaller meals on a frequent basis, rather than having three large meals in a day.
  • Allow your food time to digest, so relax and sit still after eating.

So, we have discussed about the reasons for which you might feel sick right after having your meal, where now you are aware of the symptoms, what causes this problem and how can you prevent this problem from happening.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My age is 19 years. I feel like my abdomen get blocked or painful after eating food. After eating food I feel that my body is killing my self because of whole body pains in whole body. I take all medicines like xyrab dsr, lipula,razo20 and pan 40 but no medicines diagnose me. So please provide me solution.

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
My age is 19 years. I feel like my abdomen get blocked or painful after eating food. After eating food I feel that my...
Reduce weight, exercise, eat small meals, avoid spicy and oily food. Take pan D BD, acotrust TDS before meals, syp sucrafil -o 2 tsf TDS.
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My age 46 wt 90 kg ht 6' since last four days I am suffering frequently urine 30 to 40 time daily. Blood n urine test done hb 13.5 wbc 14300 neutrophil 80% lymphocyte 16% monocyte1% rbc count 3.22 mill/cu mm in urine only albumin trace. No bp diabetes. Pl suggest what care should I care in future.

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
My age 46 wt 90 kg ht 6' since last four days I am suffering frequently urine 30 to 40 time daily. Blood n urine test...
Get usg abdomen, urine routine and culture. Meanwhile take taxim-o 200 bd, tab noculi tds, plenty of water.
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I feel lazy and sleepy all the time. Get tired easily. Sometimes feel acidity and heavy Ness in upper part of abdomen. I did my blood test with Lybrate Arogyam 1.2.As per report monocyte are less and uric acid is more. MCHC is low.

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
I feel lazy and sleepy all the time. Get tired easily. Sometimes feel acidity and heavy Ness in upper part of abdomen...
Tests reports do not eem to be any significance, eat less, drink water more, exercise, take becosule OD for 3 weeks.
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Hi i need Treatment and alternate remedies for gallbladder stones without surgery.

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Hi i need Treatment and alternate remedies for gallbladder stones without surgery.
Surgery for gall stone is THE ONLY treatment. No other treatment is useful. Infact they are harmful. Till the time you get surgery done avoid oily food.
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Doctor sir, My brother had severe stomach pain 2 days back at around 1: 30 in the morning. We admitted him and abdominal scan revealed Acute Pancreatitis (Pancreas is Hypoechoic - Do not know what it means). The doctors told that this comes to persons mainly with Smoking and Drinking problems. He did not have any bad habits and it was the first time he had a stomach problem.  The doctors told that he should be on IV for 3 days - no food, water or anything. Only fluids thru IV. The pain was pretty severe for him until the evening and at around 5, it subsided and he was Ok. He was able to relax after that and he had pain only when he stretched or doing something. He had some pain in the back as well, but it was far better than the pain he had in the morning.  Until around 11, he was perfectly alright and then around 12: 00, his BP started falling and he told like people look in different color. The doctors examined him and his pulse was completely down. They revived him in ICU little bit, he was conscious, but was breathing heavily. His BP was 85-45. We had to put him in Ventilator support and by around 3: 00, he suffered a massive heart attack and he was gone. They tried for nearly 40 minutes after that, but nothing happened.  I do not know how he could have died just because of Pancreatitis. Everywhere it says it will take at least 2 weeks, the organs have to fail. But, nothing of that sort happened.  I would be grateful if anyone can give me some details on what might have happened, at least we can save someone else. He was only 35.

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Pancreatitis is a very bad disease. According to literature almost 30 % die due to this. Sorry to hear about your brother. It normally happens due to gall stones or alcohol.
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