The Department of Gastroenterology offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and endoscopic services to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The Hospital has a separate endoscopy suite, which is equipped with the state of the art video endoscopy system. There is a separate Gastroenterology OPD on all working days of the hospital. The aim of the department is to provide a patient- focused approach. The 24 —hours emergency of the hospital caters to all type of patients with any gastrointestinal and liver related emergencies.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
DIAGNOSTIC & THERAPEUTIC UGI ENDOSCOPY
This is a procedure of visualizing the esophagus, stomach and 1st and 2nd parts of Duodenum. This technique helps us in diagnosing many disorders like GERD, Esophageal & Gastric Varices and Cancers the of Upper GI tract. With this procedure, doctors can do therapeutics like Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Endoscopic Sclerotherapy, Esophageal Dilatation & foreign body removal.
SIGMOIDOSCOPY AND COLONOSCOPY
Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure by which a doctor inserts either a short and rigid or slightly longer and flexible fiber-optic tube into the rectum to examine the lower portion of the large intestine (or bowel). With Colonoscopy procedure, doctors are able to the visualise the whole large intestine and ileum. It is used to diagnose conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Cancers of Lower GI tract and Haemorrhoids. Colonoscopy can be used as diagnostics in bleeding ulcers, colonic stricture dilatation and banding of piles.
ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIO PANCREATOGRAPHY (ERCP)
ERCP is a procedure done with the help of side viewing endoscope to diagnose conditions like CBD Stones, Cancers of the biliary tract and Worms of Biliary tract. During an ERCP, the gastroenterologist uses an endoscope, a long, thin, flexible tube, with, a light and camera at the end, through the esophagus, the stomach, and the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. Once the endoscope reaches the papilla, which is the opening of the common bile duct, the physician injects dye through these ducts, enabling X-rays to be taken and after this stones are removed from CBD. Metallic & plastic stents are put across the CBD to give palliative measures in cancers of biliary tract.
ESOPHAGEAL, GASTRIC AND COLONIC STENTS
This procedure helps in providing palliative care to the patients of cancers of esophagus, stomach and colon. Metallic stents are placed across the malignancy to relieve obstruction.