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Our Specialities

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology


The Department of Gastroenterology specialises in treatment of all Gastro-intestinal and Liver conditions. We have a comprehensive Gastrointestinal and Liver care facility complemented with full-fledged medical ICU.

Gastroenterology is the treatment and care of the entire human digestive tract. The functioning of organs like oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver and the entire digestive tract as a whole is taken care of by gastroenterologists.

As we age and our dietary habits get unhealthier, it becomes more important to have regular gastro care. Lifestyle habits like excessive drinking or eating, binging on unhealthy food, irregular meal timings are some of the major concerns of gastroenterology, apart from infectious diseases that harm the digestive process. These factors can cause a number of health concerns by affecting one or more parts of the digestive system. A well-equipped department of gastroenterology addresses all these different health issues with the help of a highly specialized team of doctors and nurses and the latest medical technology like 4D Ultrasound, 24×7 CT Scan facility and round-the-clock laboratory services.


Gastroenterology

Why Koshys ?

We provide comprehensive care and treatment services for all Gastro-intestinal and liver conditions. We have a complete liver care facility complimented by a fully equipped medical ICU which is backed by an experienced team of reliable gastroenterology experts.

Treatment and Procedures


  • ERCP for Diagnosis and treatment of Jaundice
    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure used to get pictures of the digestive tract, including the pancreas. It takes X-ray pictures after a dye is injected through a thin tube. Doctors may use this imaging test to diagnose pancreatic cancer or to treat its symptoms. ERCP is usually done in a hospital or same-day surgery center.
  • Cancer surveillance(screening) and removal of precancerous Polyps
    Surveillance refers to the process of evaluating patients with a personal history of polyps or cancer. People who have precancerous polyps completely removed should have a colonoscopy every 3-5 years, depending on the size and number of polyps found.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscopy is a procedure used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike many other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.
  • Colonoscopy
    A colonoscopy is a test that allows a healthcare provider to see inside your large intestine. This procedure is done with a flexible camera called a scope. This test is used to check out symptoms like bleeding, as well as look for polyps and possible signs of colon cancer.
  • Endoscopic treatment of bleeding peptic ulcer
    Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding secondary to peptic ulcer disease is a common medical condition that results in high patient morbidity and medical care costs. While the majority of patients with bleeding peptic ulcers will stop bleeding spontaneously and not rebleed during hospitalization, a subgroup of patients is at high risk for recurrent hemorrhage and requires endoscopic therapy to decrease this risk. If endoscopic therapy fails, interventional angiography or surgery may be required.
  • Endoscopic treatment of Oesophageal and Gastric Varices
    Gastric varices (GV) are present in one in 5 patients with portal hypertension and variceal bleeding. GV bleeds tend to be more severe with higher mortality. High index of suspicion, early detection and proper locational diagnosis are important. An algorithmic approach to the management of GV bleeding prevents rebleeds and improves survival. Vasoactive drugs should be started with in 30 minutes (door to needle time) and early endotherapy be done.

General Medicine

FAQ's


A gastroenterologist is tasked with studying, managing and treating disorders involving the gastrointestinal tract. They diagnose potential problems that stand in the way of your body’s ability to comfortably and easily digest food, move it through the body and get rid of waste.

An endoscopy is a procedure where organs inside your body are looked at using an instrument called an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at one end. Images of the inside of your body are shown on a television screen.

Colonoscopy or coloscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the ring of muscle between your esophagus and your stomach. This ring is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If you have it, you may get heartburn or acid indigestion.

Cirrhosis is a late-stage result of liver disease and its complications. You may not have symptoms in the beginning stages of the disease. Common causes include alcohol abuse, hepatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Treatment depends on the cause of cirrhosis and how much damage exists. Liver transplantation may be an option if your liver is failing.

Obstructive jaundice is a condition in which there is blockage of the flow of bile out of the liver. This results in redirection of excess bile and its by-products into the blood, and bile excretion from the body is incomplete. Bile contains many by-products, one of which is bilirubin, a pigment derived from dead red blood cells. Bilirubin is yellow, and this gives the characteristic yellow appearance of jaundice in the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.




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