First Time In Odisha! Safe & Low-Cost Technology For Treating Gastrointestinal Cancers

Bhubaneswar: Technological advancement has now made it possible to diagnose and treat cancer of the Gastro-Intestinal tract at the early stage and ensure a complete cure, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Manoj Kumar Sahu said here on Monday.

This is possible due to high-resolution narrow-band imaging systems that help diagnose precancer and early cancers very accurately and the same can be treated and cured completely, he said. “There will be no recurrence and no need for chemotherapy or radiotherapy and the patient can lead a healthy normal life,” he added.

After an early diagnosis, the best form of treatment is the complete removal of the tumour by surgery which can be open or laparoscopic surgery. But ESD or Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, the latest technology available, can do it without any cut from outside by using the natural orifices through the endoscopic method.

By utilising the technology of submucosal dissection, cancer can be removed completely ensuring there was no bleeding and the patient could go home the next day, he said.

“It is a very safe and low-cost technology for complete cure of GI cancers”, said Dr.

Sahu, who led a team of doctors, successfully treated two patients using the latest technology at IMS and SUM Hospital, after an early diagnosis.


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