Pune, November 20, 2020: Did you know that colorectal cancer is the fifth biggest killer in India? India can combat colorectal cancer with increased awareness and early detection. As compared to the figures across the world, India has a lower incidence of colorectal cancer. But the sad part is that patients are detected at an advanced state which makes it difficult for them to recover faster and better.
Hence, Dr Samrat Jankar, gastroenterologist in Pune states, ‘Colorectal cancer surgery when performed within a multidisciplinary approach is the most reliable way to treat colorectal cancer. Many of my colorectal cancer patients are living a near-normal life after their surgery.’
Dr Samrat Jankar is one of the leading GI, Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeons in Maharashtra who performs nearly thirty to forty laparoscopic surgeries every month. Out of these, five to seven of them are performed to treat colorectal cancer. He treats patients from southwest India, primarily from Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Dr Jankar emphasizes that minimally invasive surgery also known as laparoscopic surgery, is the most preferred way to treat colorectal cancer. He states, ‘By removing the affected section of the colon along with tumors if any, along with chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment, the patient is likely to recover better and faster’.
Further, he states, ‘The laparoscopic surgery speeds up the healing and recovery process of the patient. This means quicker recovery and shorter hospital stays, which most of the patients look forward to.’
About Dr Samrat Jankar
Dr Samrat Jankar is a highly acclaimed expert gastroenterologist in Pune with considerable experience in performing gastrointestinal surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, HPB surgery, proctology and laparoscopic surgeries.
Dr Samrat Jankar is also a hernia specialist in Pune and has performed hundreds of hernia repair surgeries successfully. Moreover, patients are either discharged on the same day or in a couple of days depending upon the size and surgery of the hernia. They also recover in one or two weeks.
He has played a key role in setting up the Minimal Invasive, Colorectal & Surgical Gastroenterology Department at Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre in Pune. He has many studies and publications in national as well as international journals.
He is active in organizing and participating in national and international conferences on laparoscopy and surgical gastroenterology.
About Colorectal Cancer – Symptoms and Treatment
Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon, i.e., the large intestine, and back passage, i.e., the rectum.
Well, there are no significant symptoms of colorectal cancer in the early stages. The patient complains of significant changes in the bowel habits such as passing loose motions and constipated alternatively, passing blood in stool, feeling full or bloated, fatigue, weakness, feeling of a bloated or full stomach, bowels do not empty fully and perianal pain and swelling and many more.
Routinely average risk patients to start screening colonoscopy every 10th year from 50 years onwards. If the patient has a history of cancer in the family or is suffering from IBD, then it is advisable to do a colonoscopy at frequent intervals from 40 years and above.
Early detection of colorectal cancer promises nearly 100% recovery if the diseased sections of the large intestine or the rectum are surgically removed. In advanced cases, may need radiotherapy and chemotherapy along with surgical management.
How to prevent colorectal cancer?
Prevention of Colorectal cancer is done by making conscious changes in the diet and lifestyle. It is advisable to adopt healthy food habits and exercise regularly but in moderation. At the same time, regular health screening and medical check-up are also essential to stay healthy and safe.
For Colorectal Cancer patients
Fortunately, nearly 90% of colorectal cancer cases are curable with advancements in colorectal and minimal invasive surgical procedures.
With the availability of highly specialized and experienced doctors such as Dr Samrat Jankar, colorectal cancer patients have a higher chance of getting treated correctly and recovering from cancer.
Dr Samrat Jankar is available at SUHRC Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre, Dnyan Marg Mulshi, Lavale, Pune, Maharashtra 412115 on all days of the week.Follow Punekar News: