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Gastrointestinal Science

Gastroenterology focuses on the entire digestive system which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts as well as the liver and anus. The disorders afflicting all these organs from top to bottom are so extensive that it requires comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Expert gastroenterologists at Manipal Hospitals’ Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology are at the top of their game in this domain

Gastrointestinal Science

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Why Manipal?

Since this department diagnoses and treats the vast gamut of digestive disorders, we are proud to have outstanding gastroenterologists, endoscopy specialists, and minimal invasive surgeons to tend to the most intriguing of cases. So whether it is colitis, gastritis, bile reflux or even cirrhosis, acute liver failure, esophageal cancer and so on, our experts are enabled by our state of the art diagnostic and surgical technology to prescribe the most effective treatment protocols.

Treatment & Procedures

Endoscopic Ultrasound

It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to detect gastrointestinal diseases. The procedure is performed using a specialized endoscope that projects sound waves of high frequency to produce detailed images of the digestive tract, lymph nodes, chest, liver, and pancreas. The procedure is largely diagnostic in nature and helps to detect…

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Acute pancreatitis occurs due to a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It may be mild or life threatening but usually subsides. Gallstones and excessive alcohol consumption are the main causes for acute pancreatitis and one experiences severe abdominal pain. Surgery may be needed if complications such as infection, cysts or bleeding occur. If gallstones…

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Liver Scan

This diagnostic procedure is performed to take a closer look at the liver and spleen to identify any abnormalities. The procedure involves a radioactive dye or contrast material that is absorbed by the liver, spleen and bone marrow. A scan is then done to identify where the radioactive elements have collected, producing an image of dense radioactivity…

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Center of Excellence: Gastrointestinal Sciences


Gastro Sciences focuses on all types of ailments involving the stomach, liver, intestine and pancreas. It covers the entire digestive system and its disorders.


Digestive disorders can be debilitating and they can negatively affect both the health and overall quality of life of those afflicted. Some such conditions include gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, gastritis, pancreatic and gallbladder disease, malignant conditions such as esophageal and colon cancers, and acute and chronic liver disease.


At the Gastroenterology hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore, we offer a comprehensive one-stop solution for the diagnosis and treatment of all the digestive diseases. The department consists of some of the best expert clinicians in Gastro Sciences who pride in providing round-the-clock emergency consultation and endoscopy services apart from the regular outpatient services.


Medical Gastroenterology


The digestive system breaks down and absorbs food. The Gastrointestinal tract comprises the mouth, small and large intestine, oesophagus, stomach, rectum and anus. Additionally, there are numerous small glands in the mouth, small intestine, and stomach which produce juices that help in the digestion of food. Diet, disease, and stress cause disruption in the gastrointestinal tract, giving rise to digestive problems. One of the most common concerns is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


A chronic condition, IBS affects the large intestine (colon), causing abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, gas, constipation and diarrhea. Symptoms of IBS will need to manage over a long period of time.


Other Services Offered at Manipal Whitefield include
 

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

  • Emergency endoscopy for GI bleeds

  • Capsule enteroscopy

  • Small bowel disorders

  • Swallowing disorders

  • Digestive, Liver, Pancreatic clinics

  • Advanced diagnostic services such as TPMT assay, Fecal calprotectin, Hepatitis serology, CT enteroclysis)

  • Therapeutic endoscopy

  • ERCP

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • Colonoscopy with CO2 insufflation

  • Interventional GI radiology

  • Liver Scan

 

Outpatient Care / Day Care Service


Manipal Hospital is the best gastroenterology hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore comprised of trained and best Gastroenterologists doctor in Whitefield, Bangalore who see patients every day, all day, from patients suffering from diarrhea, jaundice, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, bloating, to chest burn, belching, etc. We perform all important investigations like UGI Scope, Colonoscopy and USG without admitting the patient to a hospital. In addition to IBS, our experts are renowned for managing all types of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), particularly Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).


Surgical Gastroenterology


At the department of Gastro Sciences, we have the top gastroenterologist in Whitefield who offers the widest range of surgical procedures for all the diseases related to gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas. Some of them include:


Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): GERD characterized by a burning sensation (Heartburn). It is also known as Acid reflux, as symptoms of GERD start showing when stomach acid moves to the esophagus. GERD is treated by an incision-less procedure, known as Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF). TIF restricts the entry of acid into the esophagus.


Liver, Bile Duct Surgery: Several conditions arising out of stones and cysts in the liver and bile duct require surgery. Our team of experts routinely performs these surgeries on these organs. As a result, we are ranked as a top center of gastro care. 


Liver Transplantation: A patient with either acute or chronic liver failure requires to benefit from a liver transplant. It is a life-saving treatment for patients in cases where the liver is not able to perform as required by the body. Liver can be taken from a living donor or a deceased (brain dead/cadaveric) donor. At Manipal Whitefield, we are considered as one of the best hospitals for the treatment of irreversible liver disease. We offer the entire suite of treatment with a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach and deliver excellent results in improving the quality of our patients’ lives.


Our team comprises acclaimed specialists from transplantation surgery, transplantation anesthesia, transplant pharmacy, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, hepatology, gastroenterology,  immunology, infectious diseases, pathology, specialized nursing, transplant coordination, nutrition and organ procurement. The team of experts leverages the most advanced and dedicated operation theatres, ICUs and other important high-tech infrastructure necessary for such complex and life-saving procedures.


Barrett’s Esophagus: It develops from a more severe form GERD and can become malignant resulting in cancer, in cases of lack of proper treatment. Barrett’s esophagus is treated by using Ablation, a minimally invasive technique for destroying tumors and other abnormal tissues in the body.


Gallbladder Removal: Gallbladder is removed for several reasons such as pain, inflammation or gallstones. This can be done through advanced laparoscopic techniques such as da Vinci robotic technology, which involves only one small incision, ensuring minimal scar and faster recovery.


Hernias: A common condition, a hernia occurs when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through an opening in the muscles. Hernias can occur around the belly button, through a surgical scar, or in the groin (inguinal). Hernias are treated using a laparoscopic technique, ensuring less pain and faster recovery. An untreated hernia will not disappear on its own. However, with prompt medical care, the effects of a hernia can be minimized to avoid life-threatening complications like strangulation.


Some Other Treatments include:
 

  • Laparoscopic colectomy, APR, ELAPE procedure for rectal cancer

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, splenectomy, partial gastrectomy and CBD exploration

  • STARR and THO procedures

  • Transanal endoscopic operations (TEO)

  • Surgical procedure for obstructive defecation syndrome

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery For Acute Pancreatitis


Pediatric Gastroenterology


Nutritional input that a child receives from its mother determines the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract of a child. When a child receives inadequate nutrition several conditions like omphalocele, enterocolitis, short bowel syndrome, necrotizing, gastroschisis, etc can occur. 


At Manipal Whitefield, we are staffed with pediatric gastroenterologists to offer your child the best care. They work closely with patents and help in keeping a track of the change in food habits and how changing habits can influence the functioning of the digestive system. In addition, our pediatric gastroenterologists also offer superior treatment of acute diarrhea and infant regurgitation.


Gastroenterology Expertise at Manipal Whitefield


At the Manipal Whitefield hospital premises, our best gastro surgeon in Whitefield provides daycare procedures, and advanced interventional endoscopic procedures, such as ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and narrow-band imaging (NBI). We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and facility infrastructure to diagnose and treat disorders of the pancreas, stomach, duodenum, bile duct, oesophagus, gallbladder, colon and rectum.


Trust us to deliver the best outcomes for all digestive disorders for our patients!

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Facilities & Services

With cutting edge technologies, and practices in Gastrointestinal Sciences, Manipal Hospitals has been the most comprehensive caregiver in the state for all types of gastro and hepatic disorder like Acute liver failure, Appendicitis, Bile duct stones, Bile reflux, Celiac disease, Chronic pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Clostridium difficile infection, Constipation, Crohn's disease, Diverticular disease, Diverticulitis, Dysphagia, Endoscopic submucosal dissection, Endoscopic ultrasound, Enlarged spleen, Esophageal cancer, Esophageal motility studies, Esophageal ulcer, Esophageal varices, Esophagitis, Faecal incontinence, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux, Giardiasis, Gilberts syndrome, Heartburn, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome, Lactose intolerance, Lymphocytic colitis, Mesenteric ischemia, Microscopic colitis, Pancreatic cysts, Pancreatitis, Poem, Travellers diarrhoea, Ulcerative colitis, Viral hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

FAQ's

Your first visit will allow your gastroenterologist to evaluate your symptoms. As part of that consultation, your gastroenterologist may request additional tests or procedures, such as blood tests, imaging studies, or endoscopic examinations for diagnosis or treatment.

Digestive conditions can be frustrating and worrying, and it reduces the quality of life. Manipal Hospitals stand for quick recovery through the least invasive, most appropriate, and advanced treatment available. Contact us to know more about digestive and liver problems and book an appointment with one of our gastrointestinal specialists today.

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