GI and HPB oncology

About the Department of GI and HPB oncology

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology is staffed with highly specialised surgeons with expertise in liver and gastrointestinal surgeries. The department has the longest running weight loss surgery programme in the state. The department routinely performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy, splenectomy, nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, hysterectomy and hernioplasty. 


  • Bariatric and Obesity Clinic: Sleeve and Bypass with more than 100 surgeries till now
  • Liver Clinic: Performed over 120 hepatic resection annually
  • Over 90 small bowel endoscopyprocedures

Providing World Class Education and Training

  • The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology offers a Fellowship in Surgical Gastroenterology providing successful applicants with comprehensive Theoretical and  Practical training in the field.
  • The course is for duration of 2 years and has been accredited by the RGUHS (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences), Karnataka



Name :-Dr. Ashwinikumar D. Kudari

Designation :-Sr. Consultant

Qualification :-MBBS, MS, MCH

Name :-Dr. Dhananjaya H M

Designation :- Consultant

Qualification :-MBBS, AFRCS, MRCS

About Dr. Dhananjaya H M

Dr. Dhananjaya completed his MBBS in 2001 from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. He received his MRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and AFRCS from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005.

Areas of interest

  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery


Name :-Dr. Chandrashekhar Jyothi Raj

Designation :- Consultant

Qualification :-MBBS, MS, FRCS, MCh

About Dr. Chandrashekhar Jyothi Raj

Dr. Jyothi Raj is a Consultant in Surgical Gastroenterology at Narayana Health City, Bangalore. He completed his MS in General Surgery from Stanley Medical College and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr. Raj is well-versed in international treatment protocols as evidenced by his work experience in various hospitals in the UK.

Areas of interest

  • Laparoscopic Surgeries
  • Endoscopy


Services and facilities

  • Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplant
  • Colorectal and liver cancer related surgeries
  • Gall bladder Surgery
  • Bariatric and Obesity Clinic
  • Hernia Surgery (Laparoscopic/Open)
  • Appendix Surgery
  • Basic and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries

Surgical Gastroenterology:

Upper Gastro Intestinal and Bariatric Surgery Laparoscopic surgery for hiatus hernia, reflux disease and achalasia cardia is attracting patients from India and abroad. We offer laparoscopic gastrectomy and thoracoscopic esophagectomy for cancers.


Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation: Liver clinic provides patients a one stop solution for chronic liver diseases and liver cancers. A thorough pre-operative patient analysis is performed to provide the best disease management based on standard treatment. The clinic works in tandem with Medical Gastroenterology to offer counselling and work up for liver transplantation.

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Malignancy is on the rise in Indian population, and early screening is necessary to provide patients the best chance to combat this condition. Comprising of a dedicated team of surgeons, medical gastroenterologists, medical oncologists and stoma nurses, our department ensures patients are provided the best possible treatment. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is usually the treatment of choice ensuring complete oncological clearance coupled with faster recovery and reduced post-operative complications.

Hernia Clinic

Our surgeons can correct hernia defects laparoscopically using extraperitioneal approach or open surgery using bilayered tension free repair.

Obesity Clinic

Our team of Surgeons along with the Department of Endocrinology has developed a comprehen-sive care package for management of obesity. Surgical options for management of obesity are offered to patients, along with counselling with regards to lifestyle modification. Team has already performed numerous lap sleeve gastroenterologies and Lap Rouxen-y gastric bypass on regular basis.