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    What is Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors or GIST are the types of cancerous or abnormal cells that develop in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, most often in the stomach or small intestine. These tumours must be removed by surgery before they enlarge or become metastatic (spread to other organs).

    Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Surgery

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumour surgery is the surgical removal of the tumour in the gastrointestinal tract, i.e., stomach, intestines, or colon. The surgery involves the removal of the tumour through open or laparoscopic surgery. The type of treatment depends on the location and size of the tumour. Surgery might be needed if the cancerous tissue has not spread to other organs. If it has spread, it is surgically treated along with targeted therapy, i.e., chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

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    Causes & Symptoms of GIST

    The exact cause of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour is still unknown. But experts believe it develops due to certain inherited genetic syndromes that a child gets from their parents or due to ageing. There is still no approved lifestyle, physical, or bacterial cause for gist.


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    Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

    Your doctor will perform a diagnosis to determine the size and location of the tumour before beginning treatment. The diagnosis can be done through a physical exam, CT scan, MRI, endoscopic or ultrasound. The type of treatment is then recommended as per the severity of the tumour.

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    This procedure is used if the tumour is in an early stage (2-3 cm). Your surgeon will make 3-5 small incisions on the abdomen where the tumour developed and insert the laparoscope device through one incision while performing the surgery with the others. The device helps monitor the infected area and displays it on a computer.

    Local wide excision or Open Surgery

    Open Surgery

    If the size of the tumour exceeds 5 cm, then your surgeon might recommend open surgery. In this procedure, a wide incision is made using a scalpel (a sharp knife), and the tumour is removed along with some nearby healthy tissue.

    Targeted Therapy

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    For metastatic or recurrent gist cancer, or if the gist cancer is very small in size, a doctor may also recommend targeted therapy. In this method, your doctor will use certain drugs, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), to identify and kill the cancerous cell. This method does not harm any healthy tissue, unlike radiotherapy or chemotherapy.



    Cost of Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery

    The cost of gastrointestinal stromal tumour surgery in India can range between 2,10,000 INR and 4 lacs. The mentioned cost may also vary depending on the chosen surgeon or surgery facilities, the size and location of the tumor, and its severity.

    GIST Surgery By Dr. Sunil Tibrewal

    Dr. Sunil Tibrewal is the perfect surgeon if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal tumour disorder. He is one of the most highly experienced gastrointestinal stromal tumour removal surgeons, having performed these advanced surgeries for more than 15 years using the high-quality treatment and the latest technology.

    Contact us to learn more about gastrointestinal stromal tumour surgery, the surgeries we provide, our specialties, and many more options. We are renowned for offering our patients exceptional value, assisting them at every stage, and considering all the nuances of medical procedures.

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    Why Choose Dr. Sunil

    Senior Surgeon

    Dr. Sunil Tibrewal (MBBS, MS, DMB, MRCH, MNAMS, FIAGES) is a qualified specialist with 15+ years of surgical experience.

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    Dr. Sunil Tibrewal uses modern & cutting-edge medical technologies to provide high quality healthcare services.

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    Dr. Sunil Tibrewal provides assistance and care at every step in your surgical journey i.e., from consultation to cure

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The gastrointestinal stromal tumour surgery takes around 2-5 hours, which could also exceed that time in some complex situations. After the surgery, your doctor may ask you to stay in the hospital for the next 5–7 days.

      Yes, sometimes the gastrointestinal tumour may recur. So, you must follow up on your appointments until there are no side effects or complications.

      The gastrointestinal stromal tumour usually develops as a benign (non-cancerous) tumour, but it can be malignant (cancerous). Diagnosing the tumour is always a good option.

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