Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology

Department of Gastroenterology


The department of Gastroenterology at Greater Kailash Hospital provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art service by means of the outpatient and inpatient facilities. The department is manned by esteemed and experienced gastroenterologists, efficient medical officers, skilled and compassionate paramedical staff and well trained technicians. The aim of the department is to provide a patient focused approach.


What is Gastroenterology?

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.


Peptic ulcer disease

Complex luminal disease: e.g. inflammatory bowel diseases like
Irritable Bowel syndrome
Gastrointestinal infections

Liver Disorder
Complex liver disease, Viral hepatitis, infection autoimmune disease
Chronic liver disease, management of cirrhosis and its complications (Hepatocellular cancer, Variceal bleeding, hepatic encepahalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome)
Assessment for liver transplant
Post liver transplant follow up
Gall bladder: cholecystitis, stones, cancer

Upper GI Endoscopy

What is Upper Endoscopy?
Upper endoscopy is also known as gastroscopy. This test simply involves swallowing a small tube and enables your doctor to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, i.e., the oesophagus , stomach, and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine)

Why is Upper Endoscopy done?
Upper endoscopy is usually performed to evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract.

What Preparation is Required?
The stomach must be completely empty. You should have nothing to eat or drink, including water, for approximately 6 hours before the examination. Your doctor will be more specific about the time to begin fasting, depending on the time of day that your test is arranged.


Colonoscopy

What is a Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a test which allows the endoscopist to look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum,all the way up through the colon to the lower end of the small intestine.

Why is this procedure done?
The procedure is used to diagnose the causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits. It is also used to look for polyps and early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum.

Preparation for the procedure
Colonoscopy is usually done as an outpatient or day case. Before your procedure you will be asked to change into a hospital gown and to lie on your left side with your legs in a curled position. The procedure itself usually takes about 20-30 minutes. But, you should allow at least two to three hours for the whole appointment to prepare, give time for any sedative to work, for the colonoscopy itself, and to recover.

Endoscopic Ultrasound: This unique facility allows sonography to be done by passing the probe inside the gut with an endoscope giving excellent resolution of lesions.