GI Endoscopy


Endoscopy may be recommended by a doctor if he needs help determining the cause of unexplained symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, trouble swallowing, constipation, gastrointestinal bleeding, etc.

Endoscopy is a medical procedure performed to examine the inner tissues and organs of the digestive system. A long, flexible, thin tube is pushed down from the mouth into the esophagus and, depending upon the digestive part to be examined, further into the duodenum and the stomach. One end of the tube is attached with a light and video camera. As it travels down the digestive tract it sends images of the tissues and organs in its path to a monitor. The doctor performing this procedure, known as a gastroenterologist, views the images to diagnose and, sometimes, treat problems encountered along the way.

The Endoscopy Unit at SIDS Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment for people with symptoms of upper and lower Gastrointestinal problems.

The procedures are performed by the Consultant body of Gastroenterologists and Surgeons in Surat, assisted by highly skilled endoscopy nurses on inpatients and outpatients.

The department’s services are available for adults and children (paediatrics) as outpatient and inpatient services.

SIDS Hospital is equipped with 3 State of art advanced endoscopic theatres that are compatible with all kinds of GI diagnostics and therapeutic procedures.

Procedures Performed at SIDS Hospital by Skilled Gastroenterologists:

  • Endoscopy: It is a visual investigation that allows for viewing of the oesophagus, stomach and upper section of the small bowel by the passing of a flexible tube through the mouth. In some cases, sedation is given to the patients.
  • Colonoscopy: A Colonoscopy allows for viewing of the lining of the large bowel with a flexible tube. The patient is required to take medication a day before the procedure to cleanse the bowel. For Colonoscopy, the patient will be given sedation during the procedure.
  • Sigmoidoscopy: A procedure that is performed to examine the sigmoid colon (the left side of the large bowel) with the help of a video camera attached at the end of a flexible tube that is pushed through the anus. The patient may be given an enema on arrival at the department prior to the investigation.
  • Proctoscopy: Protoscopy is performed with a proctoscope, a long, straight, hollow metal or plastic tube with a light and video camera attached at its end, and is helpful in the examination of the rectum, sigmoid colon and anal cavity. It is performed by only a few skilled gastroenterologists since it requires special training.
  • ERCP: ERCP, also known as Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, uses endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat problems of the biliary or pancreatic duct system.
  • Some specialised procedures viz. POEM, ERP, ESD, EMR, Manometry, 24 x 7 pH metry, Capsule endoscopy etc are also performed at this centre.

These Procedures Are Performed By:

  • Dr Pankaj Desai (MS, FAIGE – USA)
  • Dr Mayank Kabrawala (MD, DM – Gastroenterology)
  • Dr Subhash Nandwani (MD,DM, DNB- Gastroenterology)
  • Dr Rajiv Mehta (MD,DNB – Gastroenterology)