Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that deals with digestive system diseases (digestive disorders). Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract which includes from mouth to anus are the focus of this specialty. It focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to digestion problem involving stomach (stomach problems), small and large intestine, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia are some of the most common functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (GI disorders). A functional disorder does not have any evidence of physical or organic disease. It cannot be detected through x-ray or blood test either. These disorders are detected by their symptoms by efficient gastroenterologist. In many cases treatments for a very long period of time is required to alleviate these symptoms. These symptoms cause a great deal of distress and suffering to the patient.

Gastroenterology Diseases and their Treatments:

  • Balloon treatment for Achalasia cardia
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Nepoplasia
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography)
  • Esophageal dilations
  • Extraction of stone from CBD
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Liver Transplant
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Prosthesis placement
  • Sclerotherapy and band ligation of varices
  • Stenting of CBD and pancreatic ducts
  • Upper GI Endoscopy Colorectal Neoplasia
  • Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgeries:

  • Acute and chronic pancreatic diseases
  • Appendectomy
  • Benign and Malignant disorders of the biliary tract
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the food pipe (esophagus)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Diseases of large bowel
  • Diseases of small bowel including Malabsorption Syndrome
  • Diseases of stomach including tests for H. Pylori for peptic ulcer
  • Intestinal Resections
  • Liver Diseases including tests for Viral Profile in Hepatitis & Alcohol related problems
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery for Hiatus Hernia

Surgical

  • Control of Variecal Bleeding
  • Early Detection of Gastric & Colonic Malignancies
  • Endoscopic removal of Bile Duct Stones
  • Esophageal Prostheses for Malignancy
  • ERCP
  • Polypectomies
  • Stent Placement in Bile Duct & Pancreatic Duct

Surgeries for benign & malignant conditions are:

  • Esophagus
  • Intestines
  • Livers
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach