Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy is a safe and customized surgical procedure to treat Shoulder Injuries.

If you have a shoulder injury that is not improving with non-surgical treatments, then your doctor may recommend a shoulder surgery. Some of the shoulder problems that may require surgical intervention include:

  • Tendinitis,
  • Partial Rotator Cuff tears,
  • Shoulder instability,
  • Fractured collarbone,
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of surgery that uses a tiny camera called an Arthroscope to examine and/or repair any damaged tissues inside or around the shoulder joint. Advances in medicine now mean that it can be used to treat a number of different shoulder injuries and conditions. Conditions that can be treated by a Shoulder Arthroscopy are:

  • A torn/damaged cartilage ring or biceps tendon
  • A torn rotator cuff
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Removal of any loose bodies
  • Shoulder joint infection

During this type of surgery, the surgeon will make small incisions around the joint area. The arthroscope is then inserted along with a sterile solution that works to expand the joint, giving the doctor a clear view and room to work.

Another incision is made for the surgical instruments that are used along with the tiny camera to repair any damage in the injured shoulder.

An arthroscopic shoulder surgery is typically an outpatient procedure and you will be able to return home the same day.

While it is a safe and effective way to restore the function of joints, it has to be performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.

Advantages of a Shoulder Arthroscopy are

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing times
  • Less scarring
  • A more rapid recovery

If you have experienced joint damage or a shoulder injury and are becoming frustrated with the pain and lack of motion, it is time that you visit a Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgeon.

At Archana Hospitals, the Specialists favor non-invasive treatments (eg. medication and physical therapy) over more extensive procedures, but in situations where these procedures no longer provide relief, the right diagnosis and treatment is just a call away.

shoulder Arthroscopy

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD)

Occasional feelings of heartburn are normal, but if a person suffers from heartburn frequently, the heartburn could actually be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD. A gastroenterologist can help get relief.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease often starts out as gastric reflux. Gastric reflux is caused by the sphincter muscle between your esophagus and stomach not closing properly. The incomplete closure of the muscle allows stomach acid to back up into your esophagus/oral cavity /lung, causing the burning sensation known as heartburn.

Acid reflux can grow worse over time, developing into a chronic condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Signs and symptoms of GERD include:

Typical symptoms:
● Heartburn
● Reflux
● Chest pain
● Difficulty in swallowing

Atypical symptoms:

● Upper abdominal pain
● Nausea, bloating, belching
● Chronic cough, Asthma
● A sour taste and bad breath
● Eroding tooth enamel which causes sensitive teeth
● Throat clearing ,Laryngitis

Risk factors for GERD include obesity, smoking, regular alcohol consumption, increased age. spicy foods, can also aggravate the symptoms of GERD.

Treatment options for GERD include lifestyle changes, such as avoiding trigger foods and losing weight, as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications. Antacids and acid-blocking medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can help to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach and alleviate symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the valve between the stomach and

It’s important for people with GERD to manage their symptoms to prevent complications such as esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), Barrett’s esophagus (a precancerous condition), and esophageal cancer. If a person is experiencing symptoms of GERD, it’s important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

In summary, GERD is a chronic condition caused by the stomach acid flowing back into the esophagus. If you are suffering moderate to severe signs and symptoms of GERD, it’s best to visit your gastroenterologist for treatment. GERD is typically diagnosed with an endoscopy. The endoscopy can help identify irritated, inflamed, or ulcerated tissue due to GERD. The gastroenterologist can prescribe
medication to reduce stomach acid, soothe esophageal irritation, and heal ulcerated tissue.

Relief for the uncomfortable symptoms of GERD is just a phone call away. To find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of GERD, call our Gastroenterologist at Archana Hospital for accurate diagnosis and treatment if required.


Knee Replacement surgery — known as Knee Arthroplasty — may be needed if other treatments for knee conditions or injury have been unsuccessful. Knee arthroplasty is a successful treatment for arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and conditions that cause knee pain and injury. The surgery involves replacing the damaged bone and cartilage with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components.

It is usually recommended for people who have severe knee pain or stiffness that does not go away with other treatments, such as medications, physical therapy, or injections.

There are three common kinds of Knee Replacements:

Total Knee Replacement:  The entire joint of one knee is replaced with artificial parts

Partial Knee Replacement:  Either the inside (medial), outside (lateral), or kneecap (patellofemoral) is replaced

Bilateral knee replacementBoth knees are replaced during a single procedure

In addition to pain relief, the benefits of Knee replacement surgery are improved range of motion, mobility, and quality of life.

When does a person requires Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee joint replacement surgery is an option when non-surgical treatments — such as braces, physical therapy, medicines, and rehabilitation — don’t relieve pain. People of any age or activity level who experience severe pain that limits everyday activities and disturbs sleep are good candidates for knee replacement.

An orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacements performs the Knee Replacement Surgery. The procedure lasts about two hours, and requires spinal or general anesthesia and/or a regional nerve block (an injection that blocks pain signals to the brain).

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on the front of the knee, removes the damaged pieces inside the knee joint, and implants a prosthetic device. After testing the prosthetic joint for proper placement and fit, the surgical site is closed.

Recovery time for knee replacement surgery varies depending on the procedure and your condition. Most people spend a day or two in the hospital and begin outpatient (clinic) rehabilitation and physical therapy. Most people can resume regular activities within six weeks following surgery, but full recovery can take three to six months.

Overall, knee replacement surgery can be very effective in relieving pain and improving mobility in people with severe knee damage. However, like any surgery, it does carry some risks, such as infection, blood clots, and nerve or blood vessel damage. It’s important to talk to the Specialist doctor about the potential risks and benefits of the surgery before making a decision.

Archana Hospitals is equipped with the latest technology to serve the needs of patients who require Knee Replacement by expert Surgeons. Please contact the help desk to know more.