The department of Gastroenterology is well equiped with modern facilities for patient comfort and care. It is actively involved in both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as ERCP for stone extraction, stenting for biliary malignancies, and pancreatic endotherapy, GI bleeds, capsule endoscopy etc. We provide round the clock cover for all GI emergencies and manage complex liver cases. In addition we also workup for liver transplant and manage referrals of such cases. The team comprises of our gastroenterologists, experienced nurses and technicians.
The Department has a fully equipped Endoscopy suite where high end and complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed. Both elective and emergency endoscopic procedures are performed in the department. A pre and post procedural consultation is done for all outdoor and indoor patients by our experts.
Common list of procedures conducted
• Diagnostic Gastroscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy.
• Endoscopic removal of foreign bodies.
• Endoscopic treatment of bleeding ulcers and varices.
• Endoscopic placement of feeding tubes and stents.
• Endoscopic removal of polyps and dilation for strictures.
• Endoscopic removal of bile duct stones and placement of stents.
• Diagnosis and early treatment of GI cancers.
Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) includes obstruction in the antropyloric area or in the bulbar or post bulbar duodenal segments. Endoscopic Balloon Dilatation (EBD) is an effective alternative to surgery in a select number of patients to treat GOO.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes can be used to provide enteral nutrition for terminal malignancies of the upper gastrointestinal tract as well as for decompression of malignant obstructions.
Our GI Oncology and Chemotherapy team is highly specialized to treat gastrointestinal malignancies, including cancers of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder, pancreas, large and small bowel, stomach, esophagus and rare tumors.
Treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding depends on the cause and location of bleeding. We prevent GI bleeding by treating the conditions that cause the bleeding. Treatment for liver disease depends on your diagnosis. Some liver problems can be treated with lifestyle modifications, such as stopping alcohol or losing weight, typically as part of a medical program that includes careful monitoring of liver function. Other liver problems may be treated with medications or may require surgery.
Therapuetic endoscopy is useful in treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding. This includes techniques such as photocoagulation, electrocoagulation, thermocoagulation and injection method.