You make your best decisions when you trust your gut’ is a common saying. And for your gut to be healthy, you need a properly functioning digestive system. The Department of Gastroenterology helps you do exactly the same. Gastroenterology studies the functioning of your digestive system, mainly focusing on the oesophagus, bile ducts, stomach, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas, liver, colon and the anus. Any disorder that affects the normal functioning of any of these organs is diagnosed and treated at the Department of Gastroenterology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield by world-renowned gastroenterologists.
Digestive disorders aren’t simple. The reasons behind the disorder could be many and need accurate diagnosis and treatment. The team of highly trained and skilled gastroenterologists, along with endoscopy specialists and surgeons in the Department of Gastroenterology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield provide extensive care and support to diagnose the digestive disorders with the help of our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and suggest surgical treatment when the condition worsens. Since digestive disorders can progress to become more critical and life-threatening disorders such as acute liver failure or oesophageal cancer, it is important to get any abnormalities in the digestive system checked by experts. Trust us with your gut feeling to take care of you!
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At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we are committed to providing the best care to every child complaining of any digestive disorders. It is believed that a child’s GI tract is determined by the nutrition that it receives from its mother. If a child does not receive adequate nutrition, it may suffer from gastroschisis, omphalocele, short bowel syndrome, enterocolitis and necrotizing. In such cases, the team of paediatric gastroenterologists assess the problem to diagnose and initiate treatment. The doctors along with the parents keep a close watch on the child’s food intake, diet patterns and changing food habits to understand the factors that lead to digestive disorders such as acute diarrhoea or infant regurgitation.
Using cutting edge and advanced clinical technologies, Manipal Hospital is the best liver hospital in Whitefield has been the most trusted and compassionate healthcare provider in Bangalore and Karnataka for all kinds of the gastric and hepatic disorder including:
Acute liver failure
Bile duct stones
Clostridium difficile infection
Endoscopic submucosal dissection
Esophageal motility studies
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Gastroenterology provides a detailed understanding of the functioning of your digestive system, the organs involved, absorption of nutrients and removal of waste. Any disturbance involving any of the organs including stomach, oesophagus, liver, pancreas or intestine can affect your overall health and impact your daily life. At Manipal, the best gastro hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore and offer comprehensive clinical solutions for simple to complex digestive and gastric disorders including GERD, gallstones, pancreatitis, ulcers to cancers of the colon or oesophagus, chronic liver disease, etc. The department has globally acclaimed gastroenterologists and nursing staff, available round the clock to tend to both emergency and critical cases and perform endoscopy tests in addition to the outpatient services.
The function of the digestive system is to break down food, digest and absorb nutrients, and remove waste from the body. The gastrointestinal tract mainly comprises of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small and big intestines, rectum and anus. In addition to these, there are other smaller organs that produce juice to aid in digestion. If any of these organs do not function optimally, it could cause a problem in digesting food, thus leading problems in the digestive tract such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, colitis, biliary tract disease, peptic ulcer, acid reflux, and nutritional problems. Gastroenterologists rigorously analyse every detail of the gastrointestinal problem, evaluate their conditions and then recommend medications or treatment method that can prevent further progression of the disease.
Other GI Services available at Manipal Hospital Whitefield Include:
Upper GI Endoscopy
Emergency Endoscopy for GI bleeds
Small bowel disorders
Digestive, liver, pancreatic clinics
Advanced diagnostic services such as TPMT assay, faecal calprotectin, hepatitis serology, CT enteroclysis
Colonoscopy with CO2 insufflation
Interventional GI radiology
If you complain of chronic abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, heart burn, loss of appetite or jaundice, look no further. Step into the best gastroenterology hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore to get diagnosed and treated in the outpatient department. Since the evaluation of these conditions needs immediate investigations, our best gastroenterologists in Whitefield along with lab technicians perform all GI investigative tests including USG, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy that does not require a patient to get hospitalized. This helps in assessing the condition faster and suggest treatment at the earliest.
Chronic problems within the digestive tract or organs can progress to a life-threatening situation. Certain disorders need surgical treatment and there’s no better place than at Manipal Hospital Whitefield. At the Department of Gastroenterology, the top gastroenterologists in Whitefield are trained to perform all kinds of gastrointestinal surgical procedures, as well as on liver and pancreas. Some of the disorders that need surgical intervention include:
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) happens when you feel a burning sensation (Heartburn) in the oesophagus. Commonly referred to as Acid Reflux, it occurs when the acid from the stomach moves up to the oesophagus. This can be treated by Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), an incision-free procedure that restricts the acid into the oesophagus.
Liver, Bile Duct Surgery: Development of stones or cysts in the liver may require surgery. Our gastro doctors in Manipal Hospital Whitefield are trained to routinely perform liver surgeries to ensure that these organs continue to function properly despite chronic problems.
Liver Transplantation: Acute liver failure or a chronic liver problem is the result of rapid or gradual deterioration of the functioning of the liver. This is a critical condition since the liver fails to perform its normal duties of producing bile to help digest food or clearing toxic items from the blood. In such cases, doctors suggest liver transplantation through cadaver or living donor. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we have earned the accolade of being one of the most trusted and best hospitals to offer irreversible liver disease treatment. With our multidisciplinary approach, we have been successful in offering comprehensive care to all our patients with liver problems. The team consisting of anesthesiologists, cardiologists, pathology, transplant pharmacy and coordination team, pulmonologists, especially- trained nursing staff, dieticians, immunologists, hepato-biliary experts and organ procurement teams collaborate during such transplant cases.
Barrett’s Oesophagus can develop into a malignant cancer type when left untreated and is a more severe form of GERD. This type of disorder is treated using a minimally invasive technique called Ablation that destroys any tumour or other abnormal tissues.
Gall Bladder Removal: For gall bladder related disorders, we use advanced laparoscopic technology to remove the gall bladder with a small incision. This surgery is mainly done when a patient complains of pain, stones in the gall bladder and inflammation. Using minimally invasive technologies such as da Vinci robot technology helps the patient to recover faster with minimal scarring.
Hernias: This is a common condition that occurs around the belly button, in the groin (inguinal) or any surgical scar due to bulging out of any tissue or internal organ through an opening. We, at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, treat hernias using the minimally invasive surgical technique for faster recovery and minimal pain. If left untreated, the effects of hernia can become life-threatening such as strangulation. It is advisable to treat hernias at the earliest.
In addition to these, other Gastrointestinal treatments offered at Manipal Hospital Whitefield 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
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.