Healing Hospital Chandigarh Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

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Overview

The Gastroenterology department at Healing Hospital benches a team of expert gastroenterologists and surgeons to treat mild to chronic diseases pertaining to gastrointestinal, liver diseases, stomach disorders, duodenum and colon diseases.

The team is devoted to clinically diagnose and treat the patients for any disorders including peptic ulcer, gastro-esophageal reflux, gastrointestinal bleeding, functional gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatico-biliary, acute and chronic liver diseases and gastrointestinal and liver malignancies. The hospital and the team are well equipped to perform procedures including diagnostic endoscopic procedures, interventional endoscopic procedure, and the surgical gastroenterological procedures for oesophagus, stomach, hapatobiliary and pancreas, small intestine, etc.

The latest technology makes the diagnosis as well as the treatment of gastroenterological diseases result oriented. Our gastroenterologists and specialists are supported by the technology including colonoscopy, enteroscopy, endoscopy, and CT scan, etc.

 

Symtoms And Diagnosis

 

  • Bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Incontinence
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the belly
  • Swallowing problems
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Gallstones, cholecystitis, and cholangitis
  • Rectal problems, such as anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctitis, and rectal prolapse
  • Esophagus problems, such as stricture (narrowing) and achalasia and esophagitis
  • Stomach problems, including gastritis, gastric ulcers usually caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and cancer
  • Liver problems, such as hepatitis B or hepatitis C, cirrhosis, liver failure, and autoimmune and alcoholic hepatitis
  • Pancreatitis and pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Intestinal problems, such as polyps and cancer, infections, celiac disease, Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome, and intestinal ischemia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and hiatal hernia

Treatments and Procedures Available

 

  • Endoscopies (Gastroscopy, Duodenoscopy, Enteroscopy)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (biopsies and FNAC)
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Therapeutic procedures
  • Polypectomies
  • Variceal banding
  • Foreign body removal
  • GI stenting and Treatment of GI bleed
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dilation
  • Esophagus Dilation
  • Colonic dilation
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Balloon dilatation of structures and achalasia
  • Biliary procedures such as gall stone removal & Stenting of CBD.
  • Management of acute/life threatening conditions such as Acute liver failure, GI bleed, Acute pancreatitis, Acute colitis, Biliary sepsis

FAQ

Drinking more fluids, eating more high-fibre foods and getting regular exercise may help to relieve constipation. Using stool softeners and laxatives may also help.

 

SEEKING MEDICAL CARE

See a doctor immediately if you

Have severe, persistent abdominal pain and bloating

Can’t pass stool

 

Gastritis may be cured if the underlying cause(s) is cured.

An inflammation of the organ lying behind the lower part of the stomach (pancreas).

Pancreatitis may start suddenly and last for days or it can occur over many years. It has many causes, including gallstones and chronic, heavy alcohol use.

Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver. This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use. When heavy alcohol use causes fat to build up in the liver, this condition is called alcohol-associated liver disease.
Endoscopy is a technology where a thin flexible tube with a camera enters into a person’s body through natural orifices like mouth or anus. The technology gives a minimally invasive option to diagnose and treat various gastrointestinal diseases.
ERCP or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a therapeutic endoscopy. It is a treatment modality used for treatment of bile duct and pancreatic duct diseases. Bile duct can get blocked due to stone or tumor or inflammation. This can lead to jaundice in patient. This type of jaundice is known as obstructive jaundice. In ERCP various instruments are used through endoscope to enter into bile duct and a stent is placed in the bile duct for relief of jaundice. Doctor can remove stones from bile duct or take biopsy sample s if there is a tumor inside. ERCP procedure has some complications like pancreatitis, sepsis, perforation and bleeding. ask your doctor about complications before going for the procedure.
Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the digestive system. The gastrointestinal tract comprises of organs starting from the mouth up to the anus. Gastroenterology deals with all the medical conditions associated with the stomach and intestines.
All the diseases associated with the digestive tract are handled by gastroenterologists. Get in touch with the best gastroenterologists at the Healing hospital, Chandigarh, to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon polyps and colon cancer, pancreatitis and hepatitis to name a few.
While a gastroenterologist himself does not perform surgery, he can diagnose any disease of the digestive system and give you the requisite medicine and treatment. A gastroenterologist can also perform procedures such as biopsy of the liver and endoscopy as well. In case a surgery is required, you will be referred to a specialist surgeon depending on what gastrointestinal issue you have.
You need to immediately take an appointment with a gastroenterologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Bloating and cramping in the abdomen
  • Loss of appetite along with weakness
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Diarrhea 
  • Constipation 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
During your first appointment with a gastroenterologist at the Healing hospital, Chandigarh, he will talk to you about the following things:
  • Your medical history, medications or treatments that you might have previously got done.
  • There are many preventive treatments that can be recommended by your specialist doctor so that any serious disease can be avoided in the future.
  • Your doctor will also enquire about the symptoms that you might be experiencing such as pain or acid reflux. So, you need to tell in detail about the same.
  • Your doctor will look for tenderness or any abnormal masses around the belly by pressing around the stomach. The rectum can also be checked for any abnormal growths.
  • Depending on the understanding of your problem, the specialist doctor will recommend further tests and blood work supported by medications, if required.
Colon cancer starts in the large intestine (colon) and mostly affects older people. Some of the early signs of colon cancer that you need to watch out for are:
  • Blood in your stools
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Alteration in the stool consistency
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
It is important to note that some people might not show any symptoms at the start. But with the progression of this disease, the symptoms can appear and vary in intensity depending on the spread of the cancer in the large intestine.
The procedure of upper endoscopy is utilized by the gastroenterologist to have a clear picture of the inner lining of the upper digestive tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach as well as duodenum. It is not a painful procedure although you might feel slightly bloated once its complete. Any complications are quite rare when it comes to upper endoscopy.
In order to examine the tissue for cancer, the doctor might order you to get a biopsy done. Apart from cancer, biopsies are also conducted to look for conditions like autoimmune disorders, inflammation and other infections.
In order to look for cancerous growths, polyps or inflamed tissues in the large intestine, your gastroenterologist might ask you to get a colonoscopy done. Mostly, the patient is administered a sedative before the start of colonoscopy procedure. Therefore, you will not feel any pain or discomfort. During the process, a flexible tube known as the colonoscope is inserted into the rectum and a camera is attached to its tip. This helps the doctor to have a clear view of the colon. Tissue samples can also be taken during this procedure.
When your gastroenterologist finds polyps during colonoscopy, he will remove them so that they don’t turn cancerous in the future. Polypectomy, or removal of polyps is generally performed using a colonoscope. If the polyps are too big, the patients need to undergo colectomy to get them removed.
A gallbladder attack happens when the gallstones while going through the tube to your stomach get stuck in between. This causes sharp and intensifying pain in the gallbladder.  The symptoms of a gallbladder attack can feel like extreme pain in the center of the abdomen. Other symptoms can include:
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the right shoulder
  • Stools that are grey in color
  • Dark-colored urine
In some people, the stomach makes its way to the chest and bulges up through an opening in the diaphragm. This opening is known as hiatus and the medical condition is known as hiatal hernia. There are two main types: paraesophageal and sliding. Some of the symptoms of hiatal hernia include:
  • Pain in the chest
  • Having difficulty in swallowing
  • Heartburn due to acid reflux
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Excessive bloating and burping
  • Trouble in breathing properly
  • The food or liquid flows back into the mouth from the stomach

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SERVICES WE OFFER:

  • – Colonoscopies (to detect colon cancer/colon polyps)
  • – Gastroscopies (to detect oesophageal, gastric and small intestinal disease)
  • – Liver biopsies (to assess liver inflammation and fibrosis)
  • – Endoscopic ultrasounds (to examine the gastrointestinal tract)
  • – Sigmoidoscopies (to evaluate blood loss/bowel pai
  • – Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • – Hepatitis
  • – Inflammatory bowel disease
  • – Jaundice

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– 20 + Medical Specialities Under One Roof

– 24×7 Emergency & Ambulance Services
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– Highly Qualified and Experience Rich Super Specialists.
– World Class Modular Infrastructure
– Latest Medical Equipment & Technology
– Highest Patient Satisfaction Rate.

0172-5088883

OUR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE / HOSPITAL FACILITIES & SERVICES

– 20 + Medical Specialities Under One Roof

– 24×7 Emergency & Ambulance Services
– 24×7 Pharmacy & Lab Services
– Highly Qualified and Experience Rich Super Specialists.
– World Class Modular Infrastructure
– Latest Medical Equipment & Technology
– Highest Patient Satisfaction Rate.

0172-5088883

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