Dr. Govind NandaKumar

Dr. Govind NandaKumar

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastrointestinal Surgeon

  Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar, Delhi / NCR, India

  16 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Govind NandaKumar is one of the finest Weight Loss Specialist in India. He is an experienced Gastrointestinal Surgeon in the India. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the India. The physician is currently working as a Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar, India. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • MBBS
  • DM - Gastroenterology

qualified. Dr. Govind NandaKumar has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery,Chief at Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield
  • Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Malleshwaram
  • Surgical Gastroenterology,Chief at Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal
  • Surgical Gastroenterology,Senior Consultant at Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur Road
  • General Surgery,Resident at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Dr. Govind NandaKumar has more than 16 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Colorectal Cancer ( Colon Cancer ) Treatment
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Oncology
CERTIFICATIONS (1)
  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University and underwent advanced training in the management of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Oncology
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Karnataka Medical Council
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (2)
  • Accuracy of CT enterography and magnetic resonance enterographyimaging to detect lesions preoperatively in patients undergoing surgery forCrohn's disease.
  • Aprospective trial evaluating the clinical performance of a novel surgical energy device in laparoscopic colon surgery.
Procedures
Abdominoperineal Resection

Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is a type of a surgery in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed through small cuts in the belly. It is a surgical procedure done primarily to remove the cancer of the rectum. Typically, abdominoperineal resection (AP) is conducted as an elective procedure. This procedure is most often used to treat rectum cancer if it is located very low in the rectum or in the anus, close to the sphincter muscles.

Nowadays, advanced surgical techniques and other treatment modalities have brought an increase in the rate of sphincter-sparing operations. However, APR surgery is still necessary in selected cases, especially if the patient has distal tumors or poor sphincter function.  AP resection is a major operation. During perineal resection, the rectum, distal colon, and anal sphincter complex are completely removed using both anterior abdominal and perineal incisions. Once the anus and rectum are removed, a permanent colostomy is needed to complete the procedure.

Colostomy brings the colon to an opening at the surface of the skin, which allows the waste to pass out of the body. This new opening is called stoma and usually measures from one to one-and-a-half inches in diameter. A pouch, or a stoma appliance, is needed to be worn at all times. The stoma has no sphincter muscles, so there is no conscious control over the elimination of waste products from the body after the procedure.

Colorectal Cancer ( Colon Cancer ) Treatment
  • Overconsumption of animal protein, saturated fats, and calories
  • Low dietary fibre intake
  • Overconsumption of alcohol
  • Excessive smoking
  • Family history of colorectal cancer
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the world. It can metastasize and spread to other body parts. Colorectal cancer is dangerous and can be life-threatening. But death rate from colorectal cancer has dropped in the recent years, thanks to advance screening techniques and better colorectal treatment options.

What is colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer begins as an abnormal growth of cells in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. This abnormal growth is called a polyp.

Some types of polyps can change into cancer over the course of several years. But it does not mean that all polyps have the tendency to become cancerous. The chance of changing a polyp into colorectal cancer depends on the type of polyp that grows. 

Colorectal cancer can affect men and women equally. However, studies have proven that men might develop it at a younger age.

What causes colon cancer?

There is no definite cause of colorectal cancer, but old age and certain lifestyle factors can increase colorectal cancer risk. Some of these colorectal cancer risk factors include the following:

Types of Colorectal Cancer

A majority of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinoma. If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, there are 95 percent chances that it is an adenocarcinoma. But there are some other types of colorectal cancer such as carcinoid, gastrointestinal stromal, lymphomas, and sarcomas.

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

There are no early signs of colorectal cancer, but once it grows, the patients may experience the following colon cancer symptoms:

  • Fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath
  • Change in bowel habits, including diarrhoea or constipation
  • Blood in stool
  • Abdominal discomforts such as cramps, bolting or pain
  • Dramatic weight loss
Hemicolectomy

The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.

There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy,  right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.

Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:

  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Hereditary polyps
  • Benign tumours
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel twisting and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Appendicitis with inflammation of the cecum
  • Right-side colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis)

A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.

Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:

  • Age
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical history
  • Personal preference
Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Govind NandaKumar have?
Dr. Govind NandaKumar is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Weight Loss Specialist.
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Dr. Govind NandaKumar is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 16 Years years of experience.
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