Gastroenterology services specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, including the stomach, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, small intestine and colon.
We offer prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the liver. Fatty liver disease in on the rise and is the commonest liver disease now. It often does not have any symptoms and if ignored, may progress to cirrhosis. Alcohol related liver disease requires a combination of deaddiction, nutritional care and liver support.
Endoscopy is visualisation of the inner linings of the digestive tract like esophagus (food pipe), stomach, part of the small intestine and colon. The procedure consists of insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body through the mouth or anus. Endoscopy involves minimal risks and usually involves a short duration. It is also possible to perform a biopsy or a small procedure through the endoscope. It can also be used to remove stones from the biliary tract and pancreas.
Manometry is used to measure the pressures in the esophagus. These test are useful in patients with difficulty swallowing, repeated heartburn and regurgitation. The measurement of pressure in the rectum and anus is useful in patients with constipation and incontinence. 24-hour pH study is useful in heartburn and regurgitation that is not responding to medications. Colon transit study is helpful in patients with constipation which is not responsive to routine laxatives.