Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology provides various diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies of different kinds as mentioned below:

1.  Diagnostic Endoscopy :

  • Upper Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy/Left Limited colonoscopy
  • Full length colonoscopy
  • Colo-Ileoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography)

2.   Therapeutic UGI Endoscopy :

  • Dilatation of oesophageal strictures/webs
  • Pneumatic dilatation for achlasia
  • EVL(Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (Oesophageal varices)
  • EST ( Endoscopic Sclero Therapy) (Oesophageal varices)
  • Glue Injection for Gastric varices
  • APC (Agron Plasma Coagulation) for Gastric lesions
  • Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Oesophageal stenting
  • Entero duodeno stenting
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy(PEG)
  • Endoscopic placement of feeding tubes (NGFT)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastric duodeno polypectomy

3.  Capsule Endoscopy :

The Institute has been using capsule endoscopy for last several years for the evaluation of patients with small bowel diseases like obscure gastro intestinal bleed, Crohns disease, Tuberculosis & chronic dirrhoea with very encouraging results.

4.  Therapeutic colonoscopy

  • Colonoscopic polypectomy
  • APC for radiation proctitis/colitis
  • Sclero therapy for bleeding lesions in colon and ileum
  • Colonic stents
  • Colonoscopic decompression in Pseudo obstruction
  • Therapeutic ERCP
  • Removal of CBD stones
  • Biliary stenting to relieve jaundice and cholangitis (plastic stents and metallic stents)
  • Bile duct stricture dilatation and stenting
  • Stenting of Pancreatic duct

5.  Endoscopic ultrasonography :

We have the state of art Olympus equipment for carrying out endoscopic Ultrasonography for evaluation of mediastinal masses, pancreatic lesions, and bile duct lesions. Besides diagnosis, fine needle aspiration and biopsy are done routinely which help tremendously in making a diagnosis. 6. The Institute of Medical Gastroenterology/Hepatology works in close cooperation with the department of Surgical Gastroenterology and the hospital provides facilities for carrying out advanced surgical procedures for various complicated disorders. Along with the department of liver transplant, we are carrying out an excellent liver transplant programme for management of patients having chronic end stage liver disease as well as acute liver failure.
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