Dr Sandeep Bhat performs ‘major laparoscopic’ partial gastrectomy of cancer patient

Tumor removed from the distal part of the stomach.
Tumor removed from the distal part of the stomach.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 25: In a major advanced laparoscopic cancer surgery, well known laparoscopic and gastro intestinal cancer surgeon, Dr Sandeep Bhat performed major and complicated ‘laparoscopic’ partial gastrectomy of 74 year old cancer patient here.
The major advanced laparoscopic cancer surgery, which is probably new such initiative here, was performed at Ankur Maitrika hospital in Jammu.
The 73-year-old patient, known case of hypertension, emphysema, hypothyroidism and with a negative blood group was found to have tumor in the distal part of the stomach, Dr Bhat said.
“The patient was investigated and evaluated. CT scan didn’t show any evidence of locally advanced and or metastatic disease”, he said adding the patient was planned for laparoscopic Partial Gastrectomy (removal of half of stomach with nodal dissection), an advanced and a complicated Laparoscopic cancer surgery which was further accentuated by the associated comorbidities.
Dr Bhat said that the surgery was performed successfully and patient was discharged on 6th post operative day. The surgical team comprised of Dr Sandeep Bhat, Devinder, Ranjeet and other OT staff. The anaesthesia team was headed by Dr Rohit Gupta, a senior anaesthetist and intensivist at the Ankur Maitrika Super Specialty Hospital.
Dr Bhat has been trained in advanced laparoscopic gastro intestinal cancer procedures from Medanta Gurgaon and Galaxy Care Hospital, has been a faculty to many conferences and workshops and has various national and international publications to his credit.