Conditions – Gastroenterology

Home Conditions – Gastroenterology

Some of the common conditions of gastrointestinal problems that we treat are listed below. You may please consult our specialist for treatment and information on any of the gastrointestinal problems not found in the list.

General disorders of the upper GI tract

GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Pancreatic disease
Gall stones
• Peptic ulcer
• Celiac disease

General disorders of the lower GI tract

• Colon polyps / cancer
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Hemorrhoids
• Ulcerative colitis
• Rectal bleeding
• Crohn’s disease

General disorders of the liver

• Autoimmune hepatitis

Diagnostic endoscopy

Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art endoscopic instruments that are maintained under strict infection control standards and procedures. The services provided by the unit include:

Upper GI Endoscopy
• Side Viewing Endoscopy
• Intra operative Enteroscopy
• Lapro endoscopy
Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy

Therapeutic Endoscopy

This is an endoscopic procedure to carry out the treatment for many of the conditions in the digestive system, as observed through a diagnostic endoscopy procedure.

While the diagnostic endoscopy provides the doctor a visual image of the organ for diagnosis, therapeutic endoscopy is used to provide the necessary treatment for the condition, including some minor endoscopic surgical procedures. In some cases, both these procedures are performed at the same time.

Some of the common therapeutic endoscopic procedures carried out in the hospital include:

Therapeutic Upper GI Procedures

• Variceal Bleeding – Sclerotheraphy, Variceal banding, Hemoclips
• Gastric Varices – Cyanoacrylate glue injection
• Ulcer Bleed – Injection Haemostasis, Gold probe, Haemoclips
• Mallory-Weiss Ters – Injection haemostasis
• Foreign Body – Extraction
• Corrosive/Peptic Stricture – Savary-Gillard Dilatation, TTS Balloon dilatation
• Achalasis Cardia – Rigiflex Balloon dilatation
• Carcinoma Esophagus/ GE junction – Ethanol tumor necrolysis, self-expandable metal stent placement
• Tracheo-Esophageal Fistulas – Covered SEMS placement
• Pyloric stenosis – TTS Balloon Dilatation, SEMS placement
• Dieulafoy’s Ulcer – Injection haemostsis, Haemoclips
• Gastric Polyps – Endoscopic polypectomy
• Early Gastric/Esophageal Cancer – Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
• Feeding Technique – PEG, PEGJ, Nasojejunal Feeding tube placement

Therapeutic Lower GI Endoscopic Procedures

• Colonic Polyps – Polypectomy and tattooing
• Diverticular Bleed – Injection haemostasis
• Carcinoma Colon – Metallic stent placement

Therapeutic ERCP Procedures

• Bile Duct Stones – Basket/Balloon Extraction; PancreatLithotripsy
• Papillary stenosis – Sphincterotomy
• Bile Duct Strictures – Stenting
• Bile Duct Cancer – Metallic stent placement
• Chronic PancreaPancreaticstenting C
• Pancreas Divisum – MinorPappilla stenting
• Papillary Carcinoma – Ampullectomy
• Pancreatic Paseudocyst – Cystogastrostomy, Cystoduodenostomy

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Radiology Procedures

FNAC, Liver Biopsy
• Percutaneous Cholangiogram / Pancreatogram
• Biliary Obstruction – Percutaneous Transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD)
• Rendevouz Biliary stenting
• Liver Tumours – Percutaneous Ethanol injection (PEI)