Chennai: Fortis Malar Hospital inaugurated a Comprehensive Colorectal Clinic recently at the hospital premises. The clinic was inaugurated by Dr C Palanivelu, GEM Hospitals & Research Centre, Coimbatore and Prof Joel Leroy, IRCAD, France at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.
The centre becomes one of the few centres in the country, for management of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. The Institute offers state of the art treatments in Proctology, Pelvic Floor Diseases and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery for Colorectal diseases and Cancer. The Department is run by internationally trained and qualified Colorectal Surgeons who offer world class end to end treatment approaches. They have completed advanced surgical training in the treatment of these diseases, as well as full general surgical training. They are well versed in the treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum and anus and are able to perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat conditions, if indicated to do so.
On the occasion Dr Deepak Subramanian, Consultant – Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery at Fortis Malar noted “The emphasis is to reduce permanent stoma for these patients by effective screening and treatment by a multi disciplinary team.”
Dr Mohan Rao, Senior Consultant – Minimal Access Surgery said “The Fortis Comprehensive Colorectal Clinic has been formed with a view to address this apparent issue. This centre will provide the whole gamut of treatments available for people with all types of colorectal diseases through highly experienced and qualified medical and surgical teams.”
The inauguration saw a live surgery workshop by Prof Joel Leroy from IRCAD, France a world renowned Colorectal Surgeon with decades of experience has been invited by Fortis Malar hospital to conduct a Live Surgery Workshop. Prof Leroy will impart his knowledge and nuances in colorectal surgery to practicing surgeons and post graduates. The surgeries performed at Fortis Malar will be live telecasted to the audience in Hotel Crowne Plaza on 1 May’16 from 9:00 am onwards.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women worldwide. India has experienced a significant increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer during the past few decades. In recent years, we have observed an increased incidence of colorectal cancers in younger age group, and most of them are presented to a clinician at an advanced stage of the disease. This makes the treatment more difficult and also with very less chances of recovery. There is a rising incidence of CRC in young adults from diverse geographic and ethnic backgrounds, which could be linked to environmental pollution or lifestyle factors, such as obesity, physical inactivity, and a diet rich in processed foods.