Guruprasad S. Shetty

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Single-port laparoscopic surgery is slowly but steadily gaining popularity among surgeons performing minimally invasive abdominal surgeries. The aim of the present study is to assess our initial experience with single-port laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. Between March 2009 and April 2011, 24 patients underwent single-port(More)
Early enteral nutrition (EN) after major digestive surgery has been receiving increasing attention. Supporting evidence has not been clear. This evidence-based review traces the development of early EN and analyses whether it is indeed an advance. We performed a PubMed search in October 2009 with the key words enteral nutrition, early feeding, and(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the role of neoadjuvant imatinib in redefining treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). A total of 76 patients were reviewed. Among them, 29 patients who were administered neoadjuvant imatinib for borderline resectable and locally advanced GISTs followed by surgery were analyzed. Adjuvant imatinib was(More)
During pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), two techniques have been described to dissect the head of pancreas, viz. the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) approach by dissecting the uncinate process and the uncinate process first approach. Forty-four consecutive patients, who underwent PD between June 2009 and April 2010, were analyzed. Thirty patients underwent the(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer incidence in India is low. Over the years, refinements in technique of pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) may have improved outcomes. No data is available from India, South-Central, or South West Asia to assess the impact of these refinements. PURPOSE To assess the impact of service reconfiguration and standardized protocols on(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, surgeons have resorted to placing drains following major gastrointestinal surgery. In recent years, the value of routine drainage has been questioned, especially in the light of their role in post-operative pain, infection, and prolonged hospital stay. The aim of this study was to compare the peri-operative outcomes following the(More)
BACKGROUND The low incidence of colorectal cancer in India, coupled with absence of specialized units, contribute to lack of relevant data arising from the subcontinent. We evaluated the data of the senior author to better define the requirements that would enable development of specialized units in a country where colorectal cancer burden is increasing. (More)
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