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DID YOU KNOW GASTRIC CANCER CAN BE TREATED WITH LAPAROSCOPIC & ROBOTIC SURGERY?
Consult Dr Jaideep Raj Rao Specialising in Laparoscopic & Robotic Gastric Cancer Surgery
DR JAIDEEP RAJ RAO HAS OVER
25 years experience
PERFORMING STOMACH CANCER SURGERY
WHY CHOOSE US
Experienced & internationally trained in Korea
Senior Consultant & Head of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for 10 years
Honorary international member of the Korean laparoscopic gastric cancer surgery society.
Various treatment options specialising in minimal access surgery and Robotic surgery
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ABOUT DR JAIDEEP RAJ RAO
MMed (Master of Medicine, National University of Singapore)
MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh)
FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh)
FAMS (Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore)
Dr Jaideep Raj Rao is a senior consultant Surgeon at JR SURGERY in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital who specialises in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Gastric, Oesophageal and pancreatic cancer surgery. He was awarded the National Healthcare Human Manpower Development program fellowship by Ministry of Health in 2007 and trained in Seoul National University and Bundang hospital in Korea and specialises in Stomach preservation Surgeries using Minimal Access Techniques such as Laparoscopic and Robot Assisted. He is involved in multiple stomach cancer surgery research both in Korea and Singapore
TYPES OF GASTRIC CANCER SURGERY:
Almost all stomach cancer surgery is now performed using minimal access technique either laparoscopically or robot assisted.
Subtotal gastrectomy: Removal of the part of the stomach that contains cancer, nearby lymph nodes and parts of other tissues and organs near the tumor. The spleen may be removed. The spleen is an organ that makes lymphocytes, stores red blood cells and lymphocytes, filters the blood and destroys old blood cells. The spleen is on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach.
Total gastrectomy: Removal of the entire stomach, nearby lymph nodes, and parts of the esophagus, small intestine and other tissues near the tumor. The spleen may be removed. The esophagus is connected to the small intestine so the patient can continue to eat and swallow.
Proximal gastrectomy: This is a newer procedure where only a small portion of the proximal stomach is removed. This has the advantage of preserving the function of the stomach and maintaining the nutrition with good functional outcome.
Pylorus preserving Gastrectomy: This procedure preserves the pylorus which is important for digestion and function of the stomach. It is usually performed for mid body tumours
Why is it important to have stomach surgery done in minimal access technique?
When surgery is done laparoscopically or Robotic assisted, the incisions are key-hole and hence there is minimal pain and the recovery is much faster. There is also significantly lower risk of post operative infection and other complications such as adhesions etc. Lastly, the surgeon can visualise things much better and this enables the surgeon to perform better and more precise dissection.
When should i take chemotherapy?
If the tumour is in an early stage , then there is no need to take chemotherapy and surgery is good enough to clear the cancer. if the tumour is in an advanced stage, then it is recommended to undergo chemotherapy. This can be taken after surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy) or a part of the chemotherapy can be given before surgery (Neoadjuvant chemotherapy) to shrink the tumour to perform better surgery and get better outcomes.