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Dr. Suddhasattwa Sen

Dr. Suddhasattwa Sen

Liver Transplant Surgeon in Kolkata, West Bengal

MBBS (Gold medalist), MS (Gold medalist), DNB (All India Gold medalist), MNAMS (IND), MRCS (UK), FICS (USA), DNB (SGE & HPB), FMAS (AMASI), Fellow HPB & Liver Transplant (Sir Gangaram, Apollo, Del), CC Lap Solid Organ Surgery (Ethicon), CC Endohernia (Ethicon), CC Lap Colorectal (Galaxy, Pune) / Lap UGI surgery and VATS (Calicut), OB. Fellow HPB & GIS (SGPGIMS, Lucknow / GB Pant, Del).

Sr. Consultant and Former Head of Dept. Dept of GI HPB Surgery and GI HPB Oncosurgery, AMRI Hospital, Dhakuria, Kolkata.

Jt Director & Sr. Consultant || GI HPB and GS Dept || Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata (Former)

Formerly Sr. Consultant Apollo Gleneagles, Fortis Kolkata, Belle Vue Kolkata, CMRI, Woodlands, EEDF & SASK.


How dangerous is liver surgery?

Only a small number of them are for patients with liver cancer. ... Possible risks and side effects: Like partial hepatectomy, a liver transplant is a major operation with serious risks (bleeding, infection, blood clots, complications from anesthesia, etc.). But there are some additional risks after this surgery.

How long does it take to recover from liver surgery?

Liver resection requires general anesthesia. The operation can take 2 to 5 hours. A blood transfusion is not usually needed for this operation. You may stay in the hospital for 5 to 7 days or as long as 2 weeks after surgery.

Can the liver grow back after surgery?

Liver donors provide part of the liver to a recipient. The livers of both the donor and recipient grow back to full size approximately three months after the surgery. There is no financial or medical benefit to donating a kidney or part of your liver, but helping another person live can be a very rewarding experience.

How dangerous is cancer of the liver?

Regional means the cancer has grown into nearby organs or has spread to nearby lymph nodes, and includes stages IIIC and IVA cancers. For regional stage liver cancer, the 5-year survival rate is about 11%. Distant means that the cancer has spread to distant organs or tissues and is the same as stage IVB.

Can liver cancer be cured with a liver transplant?

A liver transplant is not useful if the cancer has spread out of the liver, because there will be cancer cells left behind in the body after the operation. So the operation would not get rid of all the cancer. You may not be able to have a liver transplant if you have very severe liver cirrhosis.

How long does it take for the liver to regenerate itself?

The liver, however, is able to replace damaged tissue with new cells. If up to 50 - 60 percent of the liver cells may be killed within 3 - 4 days in an extreme case like a Tylenol overdose, the liver will repair completely after 30 days if no complications arise.

Is liver cancer fatal?

Staging a cancer helps determine the prognosis of the disease, which is the chance of recovery, and the types of treatment that are most appropriate. In general, only early-stage liver cancer can be cured. ... Metastatic (secondary) liver cancer is cancer that has spread from another part of the body to the liver.

What would happen if the pancreas was damaged?

Usually the digestive enzymes stay in one part of the pancreas. But if these enzymes leak into other parts of the pancreas, they can irritate it and cause pain and swelling. This may happen suddenly or over many years. Over time, it can damage and scar the pancreas.

How long does it take to recover from pancreatic surgery?

While you will be able to leave the hospital after a few days or weeks, remember that a full recovery from pancreas surgery can take two months or longer.

How serious is pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis. ... In severe cases, acute pancreatitis can result in bleeding into the gland, serious tissue damage, infection, and cyst formation. Severe pancreatitis can also harm other vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Can surgery cure pancreatic cancer?

These tumors are more likely to be cured with surgery. Curative surgery is done mainly to treat cancers in the head of the pancreas. Because these cancers are near the bile duct, they often cause jaundice, which sometimes allows them to be found early enough to be removed.

How long does it take to recover from gastric bypass surgery?

Most gastric bypass surgery is laparoscopic, which means the surgeon makes small cuts. That makes for shorter recovery time. Most people stay in the hospital 2 to 3 days, and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks. If the surgery must be "open," meaning the surgeon has to make a larger cut, healing takes longer.

How long do you have to take off work after gastric bypass?

After surgery, most patients return to work in one or two weeks. You will have low energy for a while after surgery and may need to have some half days, or work every other day for your first week back. Your surgeon will give you clear instructions.

What happens if you have a tumor in your stomach?

The symptoms of stomach cancer may include discomfort and/or pain in the stomach, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, vomiting blood, blood in the stool, and feeling full or bloated after a small meal. ... Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells: it may be used before or after surgery.

How do they remove stomach cancer?

The surgeon removes the entire stomach, nearby lymph nodes, and omentum, and may remove the spleen and parts of the esophagus, intestines, pancreas, or other nearby organs. The end of the esophagus is then attached to part of the small intestine. This allows food to move down the intestinal tract.

What are the symptoms of a tumor in your stomach?

One of them is infection with a common bacteria, H. pylori, which causes ulcers. Inflammation in your gut called gastritis, a certain type of long-lasting anemia called pernicious anemia, and growths in your stomach called polyps also can make you more likely to get cancer.

What is piles surgery?

Piles are hemorrhoids that become inflamed. Hemorrhoids are masses, clumps, cushions of tissue in the anal canal - they are full of blood vessels, support tissue, muscle and elastic fibers. Although hemorrhoids are thought of as unpleasant inflammations, we all have them.

What not to do after piles surgery?

Sit in 8 to 10 centimetres of warm water (sitz bath) for 15 to 20 minutes 3 times a day and after bowel movements. Then pat the area dry. Do this as long as you have pain in your anal area. Avoid sitting on the toilet for long periods of time or straining during bowel movements.

What are the side effects of piles operation?

Side effects and risks following hemorrhoid removal surgery are rare, but may include:

Pain passing urine and during bowel movements.

Stool leakage.



What causes a fistula?

After an abscess has been drained, a passage may remain between the anal gland and the skin, resulting in a fistula. If the gland does not heal, there will be persistent drainage through this passage. If the outside opening of the fistula heals first, a recurrent abscess may develop.

What are the symptoms of an abscess or fistula?

Perianal abscesses are generally manifested by intense anal pain and swelling. Fever is possible. Drainage of the abscess, either on its own or with an incision, relieves the pain and pressure. Fistulas are associated with drainage of blood, pus, or mucus, but they are generally not painful.

What causes a fissure in the anus?

An anal fissure most often occurs when passing large or hard stools. Chronic constipation or frequent diarrhea can also tear the skin around your anus. Other common causes include: Crohn's disease or another IBD.

How is fissure surgery done?

Anal fissure surgery. If you have an anal fissure that hasn't healed with other treatments, your doctor may suggest surgery. An anal fissure is a small tear or ulcer (open sore) in your skin around the opening of your anus.

Does Laparoscopic Surgery decrease the risk?

No. Laparoscopic operations carry the same risk as the procedure performed as an open operation. The benefits of laparoscopy are typically less discomfort, shorter hospital stay, earlier return to work and reduced scarring.

How long does it take to recover from laparoscopic surgery?

After minor surgery, such as appendix removal, you may be able to resume normal activities within two weeks. Following major surgery, such as removal of your ovaries or kidney because of cancer, the recovery time may be as long as 12 weeks.

Is a laparoscopy a major surgery?

A Laparoscopy is a relatively minor operation when used purely for diagnosis. It is when additional surgical treatment for Endometriosis is performed during a Laparoscopy that the procedure becomes more invasive and would be defined as major surgery. The procedure is usually done under general anesthetic.

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

Most people can return to their normal activities in 7 to 10 days. People who have laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are sore for about a week. But in 2 to 3 weeks they have much less discomfort than people who have open surgery.

What are the risks of the procedure?

The major risks are leakage of bile, damage to a bile duct, bleeding, infection. All are very unusual, particularly in the elective setting.

How often is this procedure performed?

This is one of the most common procedures done by general surgeons. Dr. Suddhasattwa Sen has done over a thousand in his career with an excellent safety record.

Who can be a candidate for laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Although there are many advantages to laparoscopy, the procedure may not be appropriate for some patients who have had previous upper abdominal surgery or who have some pre-existing medical conditions. A thorough medical evaluation by your personal physician, in consultation with a surgeon trained in laparoscopy, can determine if laparoscopic gallbladder removal is an appropriate procedure for you.

How painful is it after a hernia operation?

Hernia surgery involves closing a gap that has formed in the muscle walls of the abdomen. ... They found that after surgery, the amount of fatigue and pain reported by the patients did not lessen to pre-surgery levels until seven days after the procedure.

What is the recovery time for hernia surgery?

Most people who have open hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 3 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.

How serious is surgery for hernia?

Surgery has generally been recommended for all inguinal hernias to avoid complications such as strangulation, in which a loop of intestine becomes tightly trapped in a hernia, cutting off the blood supply to that part of the intestine. ... But surgery may not be needed if the hernia is small and you do not have symptoms.

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is process of learning about the choices you have in relation to our future medical care, and how you want to be treated if you are unable to speak for yourself.

These discussions can be very different, depending on your current health. The process includes:

Learning about medical treatment options and the goals for those treatments.

Taking time to explore thoughts and feelings about life-saving or life-sustaining treatments.

Choosing a healthcare advocate to represent your choices if you are unable to speak for yourself.

Putting your wishes into writing.

Dr Suddhasattwa Sen

MBBS (Gold medalist), MS (Gold medalist), DNB (All India Gold medalist), MNAMS (IND), MRCS (UK), FICS (USA), DNB (SGE & HPB), FMAS (AMASI), Fellow HPB & Liver Transplant (Sir Gangaram, Apollo, Del), CC Lap Solid Organ Surgery (Ethicon), CC Endohernia (Ethicon), CC Lap Colorectal (Galaxy, Pune) / Lap UGI surgery and VATS (Calicut), OB. Fellow HPB & GIS (SGPGIMS, Lucknow / GB Pant, Del).

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