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Gastroenterology - Medical

Our doctors are highly experienced in management of Gastrointestinal, Liver, Pancreato-biliary and Bowel Diseases.

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Gastroenterology Medical

Narayana Health provides a wide variety of services ranging from the management of advanced gastrointestinal tumours and pancreatic cysts to the treatment of severe illnesses such as ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, gallstones, H. Pylori infection and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux).

Understanding the chronic and the evolving nature of digestive disorders prevalent in developing countries, Narayana Health is at the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases through minimally invasive technology. This makes the procedure affordable while ensuring a speedy recovery. The patient is closely monitored throughout the process, from early detection, diagnosis and treatment to a better quality of life later.

The Special clinics are-

Liver Clinic-

Liver Clinic-This clinic provides patients with chronic liver disease and liver cancers a one stop solution. These patients are worked up based on standard protocols to get the accurate diagnosis and management of their condition. They are also given long term care for chronic liver disease. These patients are given counselling and worked up for liver transplantation.

Obesity Clinic-

In this modern era, obesity has become a common problem. Our team of Gastroenterologists along with Endocrinologists have developed a comprehensive care package for the management of obesity. Surgical options for the management of obesity are also offered to patients and their long-term care is looked after.

Our doctors have expertise in the full spectrum management of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreato-biliary and bowel diseases. This includes disorders such as-
  • Inflammatory and irritable bowel diseases
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal bleeds
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Acute liver failure
  • Chronic liver diseases through viral
  • Alcoholic and other sources
  • Portal hypertension
  • Biliopancreatic disorders and malignancies

The department is supported by surgical gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiology, radiotherapy, anaesthesiology and intensive care specialists.

Gastroenterology Medical FAQ's

Why would you get referred to a gastroenterologist?

Your primary physician can refer you to a gastroenterologist if s/he observes any illness concerning your;

  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Rectum
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Bile ducts
  • Colon
  • Esophagus tube

What are the symptoms of gastroenterology disorders?

Some of the symptoms of problems in the digestive tract include

  • Bloating
  • Bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhoea
  • Swallowing problems
  • Weight gain or loss

How is colon cancer diagnosed?

Two of the methods used to diagnose colon cancer are

  • Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy refers to examining the insides of one’s colon. A thin tube attached to a camera is entered to view the entire colon and rectum and identify any areas. In case of suspicion, the doctor collects tissue samples through the tube for further analysis.
  • Blood tests: Blood tests cannot diagnose colon cancer yet; it is taken to understand the overall health of the person and see the functioning of other organs like the kidney or liver.

How do you test for liver damage?

Liver diseases can be caused due to many reasons like infection, genetics, poor immune system or even cancer. After having a look at the health history of the patient, the doctor will suggest to go ahead and do several tests for better diagnosis and examination.

Blood tests:  Blood tests can be done to identify specific liver problems or to check on the functioning of the liver.

Imaging tests: With the help of an ultrasound or MRI, any kind of liver damage can be identified.

Tissue analysis: Tissue samples from the liver is taken to check for any signs of liver damage.

What are the warning signs of cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis symptoms may appear only after the liver damage gets worse and some of the warning signs to look out for include;

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting blood
  • Muscle cramps
  • Brown colour urine

What are the different digestive disorders and their symptoms?

Some of the most commonly detected digestive diseases are cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, gallstones, hepatitis B, and gastric ulcers among the others.

Any sign of trouble in the digestive tract mostly reflect the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unjustified weight gain or loss
  • Heartburn
  • Bleeding and
  • Bloating
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