Gastroenterology

The Department of Gastroenterology at Global Health Care Hospital provides 24-hour care in all the fields of colonoscopy, endoscopy, and therapeutic Endoscopy procedures like ERCP and EUR. The institute provides specialised care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the liver and the digestive tract, including the stomach, gallbladder, duodenum, biliary tract, small intestine, pancreas and colon. Our dedicated team offers expertise in general gastroenterology as well as: gastrointestinal cancers, liver implants, inflammatory bowel disease and viral hepatitis.

We strive to offer patients thoughtful, compassionate and timely care through the most advanced procedures like photodynamic therapy and endoscopic techniques. Our state-of-art operation theatres, equipped with dedicated medical and surgical intensive care units, allow our surgeons to perform all minor and major surgeries related to Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases.

A commitment to ethical medical plays an important role in order to ensure that the patient receives the most effective treatment available at affordable costs.

Treatments & Procedures

We at Global Health Care Hospital have an advanced Endoscopy Centre equipped to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service.

Diagnostic endoscopic procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy

Interventional endoscopic procedures

  • Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Percutaneous Endoscopy Gastroenterology
  • UGI Endoscopy with Biopsy
  • UGI Endoscopy
  • Variceal Banding Oesophageal (EVL)

Surgical Gastroenterology

  • Oesophagus
  • Cancers of the Oesophagus
  • Oesophageal perforations
  • Peristaltic Disorders of Oesophagus (Achalasia cardia)
  • Corrosive injuries/ strictures of Oesophagus Stomach
  • Carcinoma of the stomach
  • Complicated duodenal ulcer disease
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach

Hepatobiliary & Pancreas

  • Liver tumors
  • Hydatid cysts, liver/spleen/any other organ (intra-abdominal)
  • Carcinoma of gallbladder
  • Choledochal Cysts
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Surgery for portal hypertension

Colon, Rectum & Anal canal

  • Rectal carcinoma
  • Colonic cancers
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Colonic polyposis
  • Anal canal cancers

Small Intestine

  • Small bowel tumors
  • Crohns disease

Everything You Need to Know About Gastroenterology 

By medical definition, it is basically the branch of medicine that focuses on the diseases that affect your gastrointestinal tract. This tract includes your stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder, and other vital organs in the digestive system.

The person who specializes in this field is called a gastroenterologist. In order to become one, you need to complete a three-year internal medicine residency and additional specialized training.  

A gastroenterologist should receive dedicated training in endoscopy, removal of tumours without surgery, placement of internal drainage tubes. You should also know how to accurately interpret the findings of a biopsy result. 

Here are some of the conditions usually treated: 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 
  • Constipation 
  • Gallbladder disease 
  • Heartburn 
  • Acid reflux 
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Ulcer 
  • Abnormal growth of tissue 

When to See a Doctor   

If you are experiencing problems in your digestive tract, it is not advisable to ignore it. Instead, you should observe all of the signs and inform your doctor for a fast and easy diagnosis. Here are the six signs which tell that you need to visit a doctor: 

Rectal Bleeding 

It is simply having blood in your stool. This means that there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. It can also be a small cut in the tissue lining of your anus.  

Abnormal Bowel Movements 

This includes constipation and diarrhoea. If you are experiencing frequent constipation, there might be a blockage or hormonal imbalances. On the other hand, if runny stool persists, it could be caused by parasites, bacteria, or viruses. It can also be because you are lactose intolerant. 

Abdominal Pain and Bloating 

If you are experiencing mild abdominal pain and bloating frequently, it is best to see a doctor. Abdominal pain and bloating can also be accompanied by painful bowel movement or nausea. It is also any discomfort you feel even after drinking. 

Difficulty in Swallowing  

If inability or difficulty in swallowing continues over time, upper endoscopy is a possible procedure. You also need to take note of your food intake so that the doctor can properly diagnose you.

A Healthy Digestive System 

To avoid experiencing the said symptoms, having a healthy digestive system is the key. You should be aware of your food intake and bowel movement. Here are the other ways to maintain a healthy gut: 

  • Eat a proper diet 
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Avoid causes of stress 
  • Avoid smoking 
  • Eat moderately 
  • Drink vitamin supplements
  • Avoid junk foods  

Worry no more because the Department of Gastroenterology at Global Healthcare Hospital is available 24/7. All of our doctors are also experts in all fields of colonoscopy. You can also give us a call and we’ll do whatever we can to help you. 

We also provide specialised care for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. We also make sure to provide you with thoughtful and compassionate service to keep you satisfied.