Medical Gastroenterology

Medical Gastroenterology

Medical gastroenterology refers to the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and disorders of the digestive system. From the mouth to the anus, the organs that form the digestive tract and the digestive system are looked upon by a specialist doctor called the Gastroenterologist.

Gastroenterologists at SIDS Hospital are among the best doctors in Surat and South Gujarat.

Our expert team has vast experience in understanding the physiology of the gastrointestinal organs i.e. the motility of food from the mouth, to the stomach and into the intestine, the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients in the body, and the removal of waste from the body.

Patients suffering from common disorders like stomach pain, ulcers, heartburn (gastroesophagal reflux), nutrition absorption disorders, IBS or GERD or complex conditions such as hepatitis, colon polyps, cancer, gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, etc.

Gastroenterologists at SIDS hospital’s nationally recognized medical gastroenterology department provide diagnostic and treatment services to such patients with comprehensive and integrated care.

Gastro Physicians practising at SIDS Hospital use the most advanced technology to treat all digestive disorders. The outstanding medical team specializes in conditions that affect the pancreatic and biliary ductal systems and the hospital serves as a regional referral center for all GI disorders and diseases.

The department’s strengths also enable it to deal with the most technically difficult procedures:

  • Endoscopic ultrasound – a procedure that enables the doctor to see the images of the inside of the digestive tract, digestive organs, tissues around the organs and the lungs by combining endoscopy with ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves to generate images), also known as echo-endoscopy – to diagnose and treat a range of disorders.
  • Complex ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography) – a procedure that combines endoscopy and X-Ray with the help of a video camera to visualise conditions related to gallbladder, pancreas, liver and bile ducts and to inject dyes which highlights the organ for better visualisation in X-ray, to diagnose and treat disorders related to these organs.

Many other procedures, involving specialized expertise and noninvasive skill, are performed at SIDS, including:

  • Capsule Endoscopy – a gastrointestinal procedure that requires a small-sized capsule with a camera to be swallowed. The camera takes pictures of the insides as it follows the path in the small intestine.
  • ERCP with Manometry – also known as the sphincter of Oddi manometry, this procedure is performed to gauge the pressure around the sphincter of Oddi muscle that opens and closes for the control and release of digestive liquids from the liver and pancreas into small intestine.
  • Single Balloon Deep Enteroscopy – a procedure that allows a look deep into the lining of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine with a video camera that is inserted into the throat with a single balloon system.
  • Spyglass Cholangioscopy - using a tiny calibre scope, a direct inspection of the bile ducts can be performed. The Spyglass scope can be placed into the bile duct or pancreatic duct during an ERCP procedure to allow direct viewing and help retrieve biopsy specimens, diagnose abnormalities, and guide stone therapy.
  • Pancreatic Endotherapy – a therapeutic procedure involving the use of an endoscope for relief of pancreatic duct obstruction, closure and obstruction of the bile duct and pancreatic pain relief.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound with fine needle aspiration – a procedure that involves endoscopy with an ultrasound probe and a biopsy needle that removes tissues from the lymph node for cancer testing purposes.
  • Esophageal Manometry – a procedure used to verify the narrowing, blockage or inflammation of the esophagus or food pipe. It helps determine if your esophagus is able to move food down to your stomach in a normal manner.