News Desk, News Nation 360 : Two successful total pancreatic amputations with splenic preservation in cases of pancreatic cancer have marked a major milestone for the CMRI Department of Gastro Sciences. Leading the innovative surgeries were GI and hepatobiliary Surgeon Dr Ajay Mandal. Diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the digestive tract, liver, pancreas, and biliary system are the main areas of specialisation in the medical field of gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary (GI & HPB) surgery. GI specialists treat disorders of the stomach, oesophagus, small and large intestines, rectum, and anus, including gastrointestinal cancers and disorders like inflammatory bowel diseases. However, HPB treats disorders of the biliary system, such as gallstones and bile duct cancers, as well as liver diseases like cirrhosis and hepatitis, as well as pancreatic conditions like pancreatitis and tumours. In these two surgeries, the team led by the accomplished surgeon Dr Ajay Mandal removed the entire pancreas while saving the spleen. Both patients are recovering well after their surgeries, and the doctors are pleased with the outcome. They also commend the anaesthesia department for their efficiency and the CMRI nursing team for their invaluable support. The fact that these back-to-back surgeries are the first of their kind in Kolkata and are significant for CMRI indicates that medical professionals are developing more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer patients. Due to the pancreas' intricate anatomy and vital functions, cancer of the organ presents significant challenges. Removing the entire pancreas is a complex procedure frequently accompanied by increased risks and complications. The innovative approach of sparing the spleen during this surgery, in contrast to the previous procedure where the spleen had to be sacrificed, aims to improve patient outcomes and quality of life after surgery. This creative strategy not only demonstrates the department's dedication to pushing the envelope and implementing cutting-edge methods, but it also has encouraging potential to improve patient outcomes. The accomplishments highlight CMRI's standing as a centre for medical innovation and excellence, demonstrating a proactive approach to handling challenging cases and opening the door for further developments in the field of pancreatic surgery. Clinical excellence is more than just a goal in CMRI's Critical Care Unit—it's an ongoing commitment. With the help of cutting-edge technology and a committed group of experts, they consistently redefine the benchmarks for excellence in critical care. Their unwavering focus and commitment to precision ensure that every patient receives the best care possible, occasionally setting new standards in the process. This accomplishment for CMRI, as well as for Kolkata, represents a groundbreaking turn in the field of pancreatic surgery.
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