Eating habits threaten to spike medical disorders

Deccan Herald in conversation with Dr. Parameshwara C M

The growing westernization of Indian eating habits threatens to increase the outbreak of hemorrhoids in the country according to medical professionals. 

According to figures put forth by Dr. C M Parameshwara, best proctologist in Bangalore, 36.7% of the Indian population suffers from colon-related disorders such as piles, fissures, fistulas and constipation. At least half of the population has suffered from one of these ailments at least once in their life.  

“The problem is the Indian diet changing under the influence of the West,” Parameshwara said, explaining that the incidence of colon-related illnesses is higher in the West at 52%, because of a diet involving processed foods, frozen meals and beef. 

“At the current rate, the number of Indians suffering from these disorders will rise to 50% within 30 years,” he added.  

At least half of the population has suffered from one of the colo-rectal treatment at least once in their life.

According to figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, roughly 41 million people in India suffer from piles.

According to our chief, the condition has also triggered suicides. “It is a huge problem emerging in rural areas, where we have a populace increasingly unwilling to talk about such an embarrassing medical problem,” Dr Parameshwara said and added that this unwillingness to talk about the problem has created a market for nearly 1.5 million quacks in the country.

He also explained several methods used by unlicensed medical practitioners, including using horns to widen tight fissures, inadvertently rupturing the large intestine in the process, the tying of strings and the cutting of sphincters. In Tumkur, we have one of these people selling silver rings for Rs 15,000, apparently to fix piles when inserted into the anus.” the doctor said.

Never neglect your symptoms or reach unqualified professionals for help. Consult qualified Medical professionals only for the best treatments.

Fight digestive diseases with healthy lifestyle

The New Indian Express in conversation with Dr. Parameshwara C M - Chief, SMILES.

Digestive diseases, some of which commonly known can be treated at home, while others require medical intervention. Symptoms can range from a simple acidity to deadly colon or rectal cancers.

The digestive system contains Gastro intestinal tract, Pancreas, liver, Gall bladder. All of these together aid in breaking down the food or water and flushing out the wastes too. Starting from the mouth, including food pipe, the digestive tract ends at the anus.

A simple healthy lifestyle and regular health checks can prevent digestive problems like gas, stomach cramps, pain, constipation or acidity. The causes of digestive disorders are multiple. Some are restricted to the digestive system, and sometimes it is a symptom of a wider systemic problem.


Common Cause

  • Food allergy or intolerance
  • Stomach infection or Flu due to contaminated food or water intake (Escherichia coli, Rotavirus, Salmonella)
  • Unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle
  • Side effects of NSAIDS, antibiotics, and anti inflammatory, Diabetes drugs cause nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, ulcers
  • Post surgery discomforts like gall bladder surgery, bowel obstruction, pancreas obstruction, stomach resection and malabsorption
  • Decreased GI motility and saliva production due to ageing
  • Other diseases like HIV, Heart failure, genetic diseases, diabetes, scleroderma
  • Change in routine, travelling, pregnancy,
  • Depression, anxiety too

Identifying Digestive Disorder

Not all disorders can last for a short while; some long lasting disorders may need medical assistance. Following are the ways to recognise digestive diseases:

  • Diet history, medical history, Food allergies
  • Psychological analysis
  • Physical checkup (Abdominal swelling or tenderness)
  • Diagnostic tests:
    1. Acid reflux test
    2. Stool test( fungi, parasites, bacteria and WBC in stool)
    3. Endoscopy
    4. Laparoscopy
    5. Barium and normal x-rays, CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound

Frequent and awkward burps, irregular stools, heartburns after meals, and other digestive problems should never be taken lightly. Regular assessments will always act as a precaution. Early possible diagnosis always helps to fight further digestive problems.

New SMILES clinic launch at Queen’s Road

SIICP proudly launches second SMILES clinic at Queen’s Road, Bangalore on 10th April 2019. SMILES is now accessible to more than 5 million people with this newest clinic at Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

SMILES International institute of coloproctology rendered services to one lakh customers suffering with various colorectal disorders like piles, fissure, fistula, IBD, IBS, Chronic constipation, colon cancer, etc since 2010 at Mandya ans since 2014 at Bangalore.

With the objective of re-defining the shape of colorectal treatments with minimally invasive, painless, bloodless & cost effective procedures to everyone SIICP focused on expansion plan in 2019. As a part of it, on 10th April 2019, we launched SMILES clinic in Queen’s road and we are planning to open three more clinics in this year. 

With the establishment of three new clinics with advanced facilities, we aim to cover the Bangalore region with our best-in-class advanced treatment for all colorectal problems. 


Commenting on the phenomenal growth of the institution, Dr. Parameshwara C M, Chief, Smiles IICP, aid , ” In India , 36.7 % of population suffering with various colorectal disorders and 50 % will suffer once in their life time. The statistics ore a great obstruction in ensuring quality healthcare across this nation. 

We also started “Touch every life” initiative during 2014 and covered 26 lakh families across 5 districts i.e, Mandya, Mysore, Chamrajnagar, Ramnagar and Bangalore rural. We have educated and created awareness on various colorectal disorders to these farnilies” As part of EHA consortium and aligned activities. SMILES have partnered with DHAN Foundation to create awareness among members of DHAN across Mysore and Mandya. Smiles have organised various workshops and educated 80,000 families of DHAN across these two districts. 

SMILES is going forward to with an aim to Touch every life and to redefine the shape of colo-rectal treatments in India.

Dr. Parameshwara C M awarded Achievers of Karnataka

Achievers of Karnatala

Having trained hundreds of surgeons, having out-performed more than 14,000 surgeries and 1,00,000 OPDs, having cured more than 85,000 patients without surgery, and yet…his unstoppable urge to transform healthcare doesn’t stop him there. This time it has accompanied him with a new milestone.

We, are extremely delighted to know that our Chief Colorectal surgeon at SIICP, Dr. Parameshwara C M has been featured among the top 24 achievers from all the districts of Karnataka in the Doctors special category, for his continuous service in improving healthcare.

We express our gratitude to the leading regional daily Vijay Karnataka – Times Group for having honored Dr. Parameshwara C M in “Achievers of Karnataka” and we hope the compassionate momentum in achieving his goal remains strong as always.


SIICP becomes 1st hospital in India to use Mayo Clinic developed M-Compass for Anorectal Manometry test

SMILES International Institute of Coloproctology is the first hospital in India to use anorectal manometry technology developed by Mayo Clinic USA. 


Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. Mayo Clinic is ranked number 1 in the United States on the 2018–2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll, maintaining a position at or near the top for more than 27 years.

Each year, more than 1.3 million different patients from all 50 states and from more than 150 countries are seen at one of the Mayo Clinic facilities. Mayo Clinic offers highly specialized medical care. Mayo Clinic researchers contribute to the understanding of disease processes, best clinical practices, and translation of findings from the laboratory to the clinical practice. SIICP is proud to be associated with Mayo Clinic and use their technology for better and fast healthcare in India.

The Mayo Clinic designed and manufactured M-Compass is an FDA approved anal manometry device. Using an M-Compass, the Anorectal Manometry Test (ARM) is performed to evaluate patients with fecal incontinence/chronic constipation.

Today millions suffer from fecal incontinence and constipation while access to manometry equipment is limited. Easier access to M-Compass can put many suffering from fecal incontinence/chronic constipation on the road to recovery and drastically improve their lives.


The M-Compass device is portable, wireless, and weighs only 3 lbs. It is easy to use, affordable and can be used in a doctor’s office. Conventional ARMs are huge, aren’t portable, and can only be used in a dedicated room. The M-Compass is also simple to setup, consists of only 3 components, and has built in software guidance while conventional ARMs are large complicated systems.

Prior to performing an ARM using an M-Compass, no bowel preparation is required and there is no need to restrict one’s diet. Also patients who undergo an ARM using an M-Compass are not required to discontinue routine medication. An advantage of the Anorectal Manometry Test is, when it is used along with adjunctive tests, it can not only confirm a clinical diagnosis but also provide new information that cannot be clinically detected. It can also influence the outcome of patients suffering from incontinence/chronic constipation. Patients who have been tested so far using the M-Compass are highly satisfied.

Speaking about how people will benefit from the M-Compass Dr. Parameshwara C M said “This innovative technology will allow people across India to be tested more accurately than ever before. Using M-Compass an ARM can be completed in as little as 5 minutes. Of the millions across India who suffer from incontinence/chronic constipation, many will be greatly helped by M-Compass. We believe that bringing this technology to the masses so that millions can live more comfortable and happier lives is needed. We’re proud to be the first hospital in India to do so”.

SIICP is proud to add a milestone to our list and it is an honor to associate with Mayo Clinic, USA.


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Dr.Parameshwara C M is a part of health council of Health Hunt!

SIICP is proud to announce that our chief Colo-rectal surgeon Dr. Parameshwara C M is a part of Health Council of Health Hunt.


Healthhunt is Asia’s first fully-integrated content-led marketplace, that focuses on the wellness of the mind, body, and soul.

It believe that good health is the right of each individual. However, not everyone has access to correct information. In their quest to change this, along with providing valuable content on every aspect of health and wellness, they have also formed a health council. Health council team includes experts from all over the world, including renowned doctors, yogis, health coaches, fitness experts etc.

And we are privileged to be a part of this wonderful initiative.

Factors responsible for increasing colorectal cancer in India

Dr. Parameshwara C M in conversation with about Colon cancer in India

Colorectal cancer in India

Over the past few decades, there has been an increase in the number of Indians suffering from colorectal cancer.

Main reasons for this are

  1. Hectic urban lifestyle Indians have adopted.
  2. As a part of this lifestyle more Indians today are eating out and often eating unhealthy food. Foods such as fast foods are high in fat and cause people to become overweight or obese. People who are overweight or obese are far more likely to suffer from colorectal cancer than others.
  3. often not getting exercise. Exercise is essential to remain fit and for the body to continue functioning optimally. Today much work is performed inside an office, so people in Indian cities don’t get enough exercise.
  4. Eating irregular meals. This means they eat at different times during the day, every day, putting the body’s rhythm out of synchronicity leading them to eat more at odd times and becoming overweight or obese.

Know more about colon cancer treatment from our experts at SIICP – Best Colo-rectal Cancer Treatment Hospital in India.

Everything you want to know about Kshar Sutra

Dr. Parameshwara C M in conversation with

Kshar Sutra is an ayurvedic parasurgical treatment used to help manage anorectal disorders such as hemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, anal fissure, and pilonidal sinus

Kshar Sutra is performed by first coating a surgical linen thread of gauge number 30 with Snuhi Latex 11 times, snuhi latex and Apamarga Kshara 7 times, and snuhi latex and turmeric powder 3 times. The patient is anaesthetized and a malleable probe with the surgical linen thread (called the Kshar Sutra) in its groove is passed through the external opening of the fistula to its inside and the probe is then carefully taken out with the Kshar Sutra intact. After this, both ends of the Kshar Sutra are tied together and replaced with a new one after a week. After this procedure, the tract is eventually cut and healed because of the removal of unhealthy tissue. This controls microbial infection and facilitates drainage of pus in the tract aiding in healing.

Our chief colo-rectal surgeon Dr Parameshwara C M

According to Dr Parameshwara C M, the therapy for Pilonidal Sinus is done in a similar manner while for haemorrhoids, a patient is first sedated after which the pile mass is brought out of the anal orifice using forceps and then the mass is given an incision at the mucocutaneous joint after which the pile mass is pulled and transfixed with Kshara Sutra at its base. Finally, the pile mass in the rectum is replaced with Yastimadhu Taila or ghrita.


What Ksharsutra helps treatment of colorectal disorders

Ayurvedic treatments such as the Kshar Sutra are extremely benign and don’t have any side effects. After the Kshar Sutra the results a patient experiences are permanent and benign. This makes Kshar Sutra an effective treatment for those suffering from haemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, anal fissure, and pilonidal sinus. Those who undergo such treatment recover from the treatment in just 3-5 days after having stayed at the hospital for only 5-6 hours only 30-45 minutes of which are used to perform the surgery, ” Dr Parameshwar says.

An advantage of Kshar Sutra is that consultation for the surgery and the treatment is not expensive. The treatment is completely natural and there are few, if any, after effects from the surgery which makes many patients opt for this.

Kshar Sutra is beneficial to many patients. However, there are benefits to integrating this surgery with other techniques as well. This treatment should be supplement with home remedies such as eating food rich in fibre and consuming more water. Also while this surgery is an effective first line of treatment, if a patient’s condition worsens then advanced techniques such as DG-HAL RAR, MIPH, RFA, and IRC may be used.

Consult best colorectal surgeon in bangalore Dr. Parameshwara C M who treated thousands of patients successfully through Ksharsutra ayurvedic method.

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Hemorrhoids from Constipation -by Dr. Parameshwara C M

Following are the excerpts from Dr. Parameshwara C M interview with Kannada popular newspaper Vijayavani. To read full interview click here.

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common problems that can cause swelling blood vessels in the bottom area i.e. anal canal. 50 percent of people above 50 years of age suffer from hemorrhoids. However, this problem can be lifted and controlled by lifestyle.

Dr Parameshwara C M

What's the reason?

As the age increases the risk of hemorrhoids is higher. Hemorrhoids appear in severe conditions such as severe constipation, acute diarrhea, continuous weight loss, difficulty in pregnancy or defecation. 



  • Feeling that your stomach is always full.
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Bleeding in stools
  • Blood clots or tumors appear around the anus.
  • Anal pain, lipoprotein, tumors, red lines,
  • Lumps on the underwear.

Top Home Remedies

  • Exercise regularly
  • Do not sit in the toilet for long
  • Soft cleansing the area after defecation.
  • Use coconut oil to piles. It helps in controlling itching.
  • Use fresh alovera to the burning area. 
  • Sleeping on the left side reduces stress on the stomach and the pain.
  • Use loose cotton clothes.
  • Avoid sitting for a long time. The pressure on the rectum occurs while sitting. 
  • Warm water baths are good. It is best to sit in a warm water tub

Don’t worry if you are suffering from these symptoms and even if the home remedies didn’t help you. For many, Piles can be cured without piles surgery. Only 10% of patients suffering from hemorrhoids need surgery. At SIICP, we have excelled in providing simple, modern painless and bloodless laser treatment to cure you.

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What causes colorectal cancer? by Dr. Parameshwara C M

Dr. Parameshwara CM

JAN 08 2019, 01:00AM IST

As more than 90% of the cases of colorectal cancer are encountered in people over the age of 50 years.

Age and lifestyle are the main factors that cause colorectal cancer. Physical inactivity, increased alcohol consumption, smoking, and irregular and unhealthy diet are the major risk factors. Some of the recent studies have shown that a diet with a low fibre and high-fat content can lead to colorectal cancer, which is a common trait of western fast food. Apart from these, drinking water less than the recommended amount can also lead to the deterioration of natural bowel system and induce the development of polyps. Age also plays a crucial role, as more than 90% of the cases of colorectal cancer are encountered in people over the age of 50 years.

What are the symptoms?

At times, people may not see any symptoms during the early stage of colorectal cancer or they may experience some changes in their bowel habits. The symptoms of rectal cancer include diarrhea or constipation constantly occurring for nearly four weeks or more, rectal bleeding or blood in stool, abdominal pain, stomach cramps, or gastritis. Colorectal cancer can also co-exist with hemorrhoids or fissure. The affected person has the feeling that bowel doesn’t empty properly. These adversities further lead to weakness, fatigue and weight loss. The intensity of these symptoms also varies depending upon the stage of cancer and its location in the body.

If patients experience intermittent abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, loss of weight and passage of blood during defecation, they should seek a doctor’s help.

What are the other types of digestive diseases?

Diseases of the digestive system can affect the whole body if not addressed in time with proper treatment or medical counselling. Some of the common digestive diseases include GERD, gall stones, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhoids, etc. Here are some of the most common problems:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)Repetitive stomach pain or irritating bowel for a long time can be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome. Generally identified with symptoms like chronic constipation, diarrhoea, or bloating, IBS is a very common disease among 10-15% of the world’s population.
  • Gallstones: These are hard deposits in the gallbladder, and are usually a result of excessive cholesterol or waste in bile. Medication or surgery is the only solution for this disease.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): GERD is one of the most common digestive diseases that is often characterised as burning pain in the middle of the chest or upper abdomen. Commonly named as ‘heartburn’, it occurs when stomach acids back up into oesophagus creating an acid reflux. Doctors usually recommend antacids and analgesics.
  • Ulcerative colitis: A celiac disease that’s related to gluten sensitivity, ulcerative colitis causes bowel inflammation, mainly in the large intestine.
  • Haemorrhoids: These result in inflammation of the blood vessels in the digestive tract and blood in the stool.

Apart from these, the formation of polyps under uncommon health conditions may lead to dreaded diseases like stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer.

Busy lifestyle and irregular food habits have severely impacted human health. India, in particular, has encountered an increase in digestive diseases over years.

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