Apollo Adlux Hospital performs Kerala’s first endoscopic fundoplication procedure

▴ endoscopic fundoplication
Traditional treatments for GERD include lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery. However, many patients do not respond to these treatments or experience side effects. Endoscopic fundoplication offers a new option for these patients,” said Dr. Noufal.

Kochi: Apollo Adlux Hospital has successfully performed Kerala’s first endoscopic fundoplication procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic condition in which stomach acid flows back up into the oesophagus, causing heartburn, regurgitation, and other symptoms. The procedure was performed by a medical team under Dr. Mohammed Noufal, Lead Interventional Gastroenterologist, comprising other medical gastroenterologists and technicians at Apollo Adlux Hospital.
Endoscopic fundoplication is a new non-invasive procedure that can be done in just 20 minutes with no scalpels, no stitches, and no scars. It can provide permanent relief for thousands of patients suffering from GERD. If left untreated, the condition can lead to serious complications, such as oesophagal cancer.
Apollo Adlux Hospital is the first hospital in the state to perform the procedure using a disposable and sophisticated device. The device is inserted into the stomach through the mouth to repair the stomach and oesophagus valve. It prevents stomach acid from backing up into the oesophagus. Dr. Noufsal further said that endoscopic fundoplication is a safe and effective procedure with a success rate of almost 95%. He added that the patients can be discharged on the same day and they can resume their normal activities within a few days.
“We are proud to be the first hospital in Kerala to offer endoscopic fundoplication for GERD treatment. Our dedicated team of both surgical and medical gastroenterologists ensures that our patients receive the highest quality care and access to cutting-edge technologies” said Sudarshan B., CEO, of Apollo Adlux Hospital.
Ramesh Kumar R., Director of Medical Services, at Apollo Adlux Hospital, said that the groundbreaking procedure marks a significant milestone for healthcare in Kerala. “Performing the first Endoscopic Fundoplication Procedure at Apollo Adlux Hospital and introducing the sophisticated GerdX device in our region showcase our commitment to delivering cutting-edge medical care to our patients,” he said.

Tags : #ApolloAdluxHospital #kerela #kochi #GERD #endoscopic #fundoplication #noninvasive #medicircle

About the Author

Team Medicircle

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...


Trending Now

Serum Institute of India Partners with Oxford University to Develop Meningitis-B VaccineApril 18, 2024
Ethical Concerns Arise: Nestlé Accused of Adding Sugar and Honey to Infant Formula and Breakfast Cereals in Low-Income CountriesApril 18, 2024
Empowering India's Youth: IG Drones & AASSC Launch Drone Skill Program, to Upskill 10M YouthApril 17, 2024
Autonomix Medical Inc. Covered in Benzinga Article Highlighting Innovative Nerve Treatment TechnologyApril 17, 2024
Top 5 online learning platform for learnersApril 17, 2024
Broad-Spectrum RNA Vaccine Breakthrough for Enhanced Virus ProtectionApril 17, 2024
The Impact of Excessive Internet Usage on School Absence: Finnish Study Reveals Key FindingsApril 17, 2024
Uncovering Delhi's Illegal Fertility Centre Operations: Insights from Recent Child Trafficking CasesApril 17, 2024
CarDekho's CSR Arm Girnar Foundation Hosts Health Check-up Camps for Underprivileged Children in Jaipur and GurugramApril 16, 2024
Atal Incubation Centre – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (AIC-CCMB) signs agreement for placement of equipment with Thermo Fisher Scientific to help advance innovation in India April 16, 2024
AVEKSHA, four-day care centres, for the kids of industrial workers inauguratedApril 16, 2024
Nearly a third of the constituencies have zero women candidates in Phase 1 and 2 of LS Elections; reveals The Quantum Hub’s Factsheet April 16, 2024
Emergency Healthcare Provider Medulance Secures $3 Million Series A Funding Led by Alkemi Growth CapitalApril 16, 2024
The Healing Power of Natural Diversity: How Nature Boosts Mental HealthApril 16, 2024
Unveiling Cellular Recycling: How Nutrient-Starved Cells Adapt to Stressful ConditionsApril 16, 2024
Advancing Cancer Care: AIIMS Bhopal’s Workshop on Biomarker Interpretation in Breast CancerApril 15, 2024
10 Powerful Benefits to Diversify Healthcare Advertising ChannelsApril 15, 2024
Understanding Hospital Sink Contamination: Challenges in Fighting Multidrug-Resistant BacteriaApril 15, 2024
Rajasthan’s Swine Flu Situation: Health Department Observes DeclineApril 15, 2024
Is Your Doctor’s Prescription Incomplete ? Insights from Recent ICMR Study Suggests So!April 13, 2024