GASTRO-ENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY- A Glimpse
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dealing with the study of the digestive system and its disorders. The knowledge and technology in Gastroenterology has grown massively in the last two decades and has branched into various subspecialties like Hepatology, Pancreatology, functional bowel disorders with motility studies, therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. Gastro-intestinal services incorporate a joint medical and surgical approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic disorders including cancer.
State-of-the-art facility equipped with cutting-edge technology offers services in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gastro-Intestinal and Bariatric Surgery. Enjoying complete infrastructural support (including critical care units, and advanced diagnostic and Interventional Radiology units) and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and instruments, we specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver.
We have pioneered Minimal Access surgical techniques, like Laparoscopy and Endoscopy, which facilitate faster recovery, have fewer complications and need less post-surgical follow-up. Our team includes experienced surgeons, skilled anesthetists and Intensivists, and trained support staff.
To build the very best relationship between doctor and patient, the doctor in charge will take care of the patient at every stage of the process: consultation, diagnosis, endoscopy, hospitalization and later follow-up.
Service & Treatments
Gastroenterologists often use a medical procedure called endoscopy to diagnose or treat various conditions such as ulcers, polyps or even cancers. The endoscopy allows our doctors to see inside the digestive tract, examine it carefully, and take biopsies (samples of mucosa) to further study the nature of the problem. Endoscopy is performed under a local or general anaesthesia.
Endoscopic procedures follow three methods:
Peptic ulcer – This can be either a sore or eroded area in the linings of the digestive tract. Peptic ulcers usually occur in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or in the duodenum (duodenal ulcer) which is the upper region of the small intestine.
GERD or Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease: when the valve between the oesophagus and stomach is damaged, acid from the stomach flows back (refluxes) into the oesophagus causing irritation and sometimes damage to the lining of the oesophagus. This condition is known as GERD. In some cases the reflux can rise high enough to affect the vocal cords, or even flow into the lungs (called aspiration), causing damage to those tissues and organs.
Gastro-intestinal infections – gastrointestinal disorders, including ulcers and to a lesser instance, cancer can be caused by a bacterial infection known as helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).