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
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.
Crohn's is a complex problem noticed in the digestive system. Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation in the digestive tract and causes severe abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and fatigue. Although inflammation can affect different areas of the digestive tract in different people, it is common in the small intestine.…Read More
Endoscopy is seldom required at the time of pregnancy. A list of potential risks of endoscopy during pregnancy includes exposure to radiation and foetal hypoxia due to sedative drugs. Studies in this area have shown that endoscopy during pregnancy is generally safe, and there is no evidence that endoscopy induces premature labour. However, there should…Read More
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy or POEM is a procedure for treating swallowing disorders in some individuals caused by muscle disorders such as spasms in the oesophagus — the passageway between the mouth and stomach. POEM uses an endoscope, a narrow flexible tube with a camera, which is inserted through the mouth (peroral) to cut muscles in the oesophagus…Read More
Fibro Scan testing is a procedure that uses a non-invasive diagnostic device to measure fibrosis or liver scarring caused by several liver disorders. It has been recently FDA-approved and is a quick, easy, painless, and non-surgical alternative to the traditional liver biopsy to assess liver damage. The procedure is similar to a conventional liver…Read More
Endoscopy is a procedure that involves viewing the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) through a lit, flexible tube with a camera at the end (endoscope). Samples of tissues and cells (biopsies) can also be obtained and tested through this procedure for medical examination.Read More
The test called Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP combines the use of an endoscope and X-rays. An endoscope is a flexible, lit tube with a camera attached to it.Read More
Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy is also known as OGD. The doctor examines a child's upper digestive tract in this procedure to check whether there is a cause for the symptoms the youngster is experiencing. Anaesthesia is used for the procedure, so the child doesn't experience discomfort. The oesophagus (food pipe), stomach, and duodenum are entered by…Read More
Oesophageal manometry is a test that determines how well your oesophagus is functioning. The muscular, lengthy tube that links your throat to your stomach is called the oesophagus.Read More
A minimally invasive method called endoscopic ultrasonography (Endoscopic Ultrasound) is used to diagnose conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system and other surrounding organs and tissues. An instrument that employs sound waves to create images and a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) placed into the digestive tract is used in endoscopic ultrasonography…Read More
The hydrogen breath test determines whether someone has an intolerance to sugars or an overgrowth of small intestinal bacteria (SIBO).Read More
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in an individual’s digestive tract. It affects the innermost lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis usually develop over time rather than suddenly.Read More
Pancreatic stones Pancreatic stones are hardened digestive juices and comprise deposited calcium carbonate crystalline lattice scattered within a gel-like matrix created from multiple fibrillar proteins and polysaccharides. They are crystallised from pancreatic enzymes and then stuck in the duct that leads from the pancreas to the small intestine.…Read More
Cancer is nothing but a disease in which certain body cells develop and grow nonstop and then spread to other body parts. Cancer can begin anywhere in the human body, which is made of cells. Generally, human cells develop and multiply to make new cells as the body requires them. When cells become old or get damaged, they die, and new cells come and…Read More
Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) surgery is a surgical procedure for malignant and benign diseases of the pancreas, biliary tree, and liver. A biliary tree comprises the bile ducts and gallbladder. The liver, pancreas, and the biliary tree, together, are responsible for more than 3600 functions within the human body. Thus, it is absolutely necessary…Read More
The mucosa that lines the anus has a small tear known as an anal fissure. During bowel movements, you may pass hard or large stools, resulting in an anal fissure. Fissures in the anal region are usually associated with pain and bleeding during bowel movements. Your anal sphincter (anus) may also spasm during an attack.Read More
There is a poor prognosis for pancreatic cancer among common cancers. The Whipple procedure, also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a major surgical procedure used to remove cancerous tumours from the pancreas. It is also used to treat pancreatic or duodenal trauma, as well as chronic pancreatitis. The Whipple procedure, however, may extend the…Read More
An abdominal laparoscopy uses smaller cuts than normal surgery. In this procedure, a tiny camera and light are attached to a slender tool called a laparoscope. An inserted video monitor allows surgeons to watch what's happening inside your body from a small cut in the skin. The opening would have to be much larger without those tools. In addition to…Read More
The peritoneum and major blood vessels lying nearby limit the laparoscopic approach to pancreatic surgery. Moreover, minimally invasive surgery has the major disadvantage of exposing the friable gland. Medications and surgical procedures are now available for treating pancreatic pseudocysts, benign tumours, and malignant tumours, including a pancreatoduodenectomy…Read More
A liver scan is a specialist radiology treatment used to evaluate the liver in order to discover specific disorders or to check and measure liver function. A liver scan can also track the course of certain illnesses' treatment. This procedure is also known as a liver-spleen scan since the spleen is frequently evaluated during the procedure because…Read More
Manipal Hospitals' gastroenterologists are highly diverse, and their exceptional range of expertise allows patients to be part of innovative surgeries and practices that are, in some cases, not available anywhere else in India, like latest in endoscopic procedures that examine and treat problems of the digestive tract, with minimized impact on surrounding tissues. Providing unparalleled care to all types of the digestive tract and liver problems with a multi-disciplinary approach, Manipal Hospitals' department of gastrointestinal sciences scope of practice extends to robotic surgery, minimally invasive endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, and endoscopic ultrasonography and pediatric gastroenterology.
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)
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.
Gastroenterology focuses on the treatment of the digestive system, often known as the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal system is responsible for digestion, nutritional absorption, and waste elimination from the body. Gastroenterologists detect and treat disorders that affect the digestive system.
Some common examples of gastrointestinal problems are,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Upper gastrointestinal series (UGI), ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays are common imaging studies for stomach disorders. A barium swallow or barium enema may be used with an X-ray to provide an even sharper view of the gastrointestinal tract.
Yes, stress can induce gastrointestinal issues such as cramps, bloating, inflammation, and loss of appetite.
Depending on the origin, viral gastroenteritis symptoms can range from mild to severe and develop within 1-3 days of the infection. Symptoms typically last a day or two, although they can persist for up to 14 days in rare cases.
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.