Medical Gastroenterology

Overview

Gastroenterology is a field of medicine that focuses on the health of our Digestive system or the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Specialists in Gastroenterology are referred to as Gastroenterologists. The Department of Gastroenterology at United Hospital in Bangalore combine some of the best minds with the best medicine to treat GI diseases in both men and women.

The GI system is a combination of some of the most important organs of our body that include: Pharynx, Oesophagus, Stomach, Small and Large Intestine, Gall Bladder, Liver, Pancreas, Salivary Glands, Tongue, Rectum and Anus. Our versatile Gastroenterologists have the expertise in treating conditions with respect to any of the above parts of the GI system.

The Department of Gastroenterology at United Hospital in Bangalore also has facilities to treat Alcohol-induced Liver Diseases like Liver Cirrhosis.

Facilities Available

The Department of Gastroenterology at United Hospital in Bangalore is proficient and fully equipped with modernised facilities to offer Comprehensive Tertiary Care to all our patients. The hospital has excellent facilities that include:

  • Endoscopic Ultrasounds
  • Colonoscopy to detect Colon cancer
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography to detect pancreatic cancer (ERCP)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy

Therapies Offered & Conditions Treated

Compassionate care and extraordinary nursing are the strengths of the Department of Gastroenterology at the United Hospital in Bangalore. Our Doctors have an excellent record in treating conditions like:

  • Gastro-Intestinal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Hepatitis C
  • Jaundice
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer

Surgeries & Key Procedures

Expertise, Technology and Clinical competency are the reasons behind The Department of Gastroenterology at United Hospital in Bangalore scaling greater heights. Our Doctors have specialized in performing complicated surgeries like:

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is also known as Gastric Bypass is a surgery aimed at making changes to the digestive system to reduce your weight. Gastroenterologists recommend this surgery when diet and exercise haven't worked or when you have serious health problems because of Obesity. Some procedures limit how much you can eat. Other procedures work by reducing the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures can even do both.

Liver Biopsy

Liver Biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is removed and sent to the Lab for further analysis. Doctors recommend this procedure to diagnose critical conditions like Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer or Liver Malfunction. Some other conditions diagnosed through Liver Biopsy are Alcoholic Liver Disease and Chronic Hepatitis C.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure suggested to find out abnormalities in the large intestine. This procedure also helps in diagnosing possible signs of colon cancer. Gastroenterologists will put the patient on a special diet before the procedure is planned. Colonoscopy is recommended to be conducted at least once in 5 to 10 years depending upon the health condition and symptoms faced.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP is a procedure used to diagnose problems with the pancreas and liver. Other conditions that might require an ERCP include identifying Gall Bladder Stones and Pancreatic Cancer. If you are on routine medications and/or allergic to certain types of medication, it is necessary to keep your doctors informed. ERCP is done as a day care procedure. Sometimes depending on the health condition, doctors might suggest an overnight stay at the hospital.

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