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The study of the diseases related to the functioning of the digestive and the excretory system which includes esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct and liver is referred to as Gastroenterology. This thereby includes a range of issues related to heartburn, ulcer, excessive weight loss, excessive weight gain, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice, colon polps and cancer in the digestive tract or in the liver.

 Function of GI system:
The function of GI system is to digest food and transport it to other parts. It helps in absorption of nutrients and minerals. Further, it helps to remove waste product from the body.                                                                                                                                                                                                
Gastroenterologist also, needs to have a clear understanding of ailments that affects organs and diseases such as:                             

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Heartburn
  • Colonoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy                          
  • Intra-gastric balloon in obesity
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastric cancer
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Colitis
  • Gastro esophagus reflux
  • Colon cancer
  • Biliary tract disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

When to see a Gastroenterologist?
When a person is suffering from chronic pain in the abdomen, or has a difficulty in swallowing. Further, a person who is suffering from unexplained blood in the stool must go to see a gastroenterologist. Also, if a person is above 50 years of age and suffer from gastric problems, acute constipation then it is very important to consult a gastroenterologist as it helps the patient in any prolonged gastric problem he is suffering. 

Procedure:
A varied number of non-surgical procedures are performed; some of them are as follows:

  • Liver biopsies:  It is used to access inflammation and fibrosis.
  • Capsule endoscopy: It is used to examine small intestine.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound: it helps to examine the upper GI tract, lower GI tract and other internal organs. 
  • Colonoscopy: It detects colon cancer or colon polyps.
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiocreatography: It is required to visualize and identify gallstone, cancer, tumors, and scar tissue in the bile duct area. 
  • Sigmoidoscopies: It is used to evaluate blood loss and pain in the bowel.
  • Double balloon enteroscopy: It is used to examine small intestine.

Why Eternal Hospital?
At Eternal Hospital, we have a highly qualified and dedicated team of doctors who are always committed to providing the latest and most advanced medical care to all our patients. Being a trusted name in healthcare, we act compassionately while ensuring confidentiality to those who need it. We have set high standards in patient-centric premium care and outstanding patient safety, and exceptional maintenance in a timely manner. In addition, we adhere to the use of up-to-the-minute innovations to offer state-of-the-art treatments to our patients with unparalleled results.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Lokesh Jain

Director - Gastroenterology

Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma

Senior Consultant - Gastroenterology

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