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Gastroenterology

Overview

Department of Gastroenterology, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

Gastric Sciences or gastroenterology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastric Sciences Institute at Gleneagles Global Health City in Chennai helps treat any gastroenterology related diseases and/or conditions. We are one of the best hospitals for gastroenterology in Chennai, and you’re sure to receive the best treatment here.

It is a dedicated centre for the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all gastroenterological, bowel and liver-related conditions, pancreato-biliary disorders etc. We seek to be a centre of excellence, providing comprehensive and cutting-edge services for all gastroenterological and related conditions. To meet this objective, the centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and led by a dedicated team of the best gastroenterologists and surgeons in Asia, located in Chennai ably supported by well-trained nursing assistants and para-medical staff to lend excellence-driven, patient-centric care. 

Our panel of gastroenterologists are internationally trained and they will guide you through every step from initial assessment to diagnosis and treatment. We personalize and customize treatment plans to suit every patient’s needs. To bring you back to good health, our experts also guide you on following the right diet and making healthy lifestyle changes.

Why choose Gleneagles Global Health City, for treating gastric problems?

Gleneagles Global Health City is one best hospital for gastroenterology in Asia, located in Chennai that specializes in providing comprehensive care catered to individual needs

  • A center for pioneering procedures and advanced surgical care
  • A center for harnessing the power of technology for improved patient outcomes
  • A center for delivering positive and empathetic patient experiences
  • A center for championing the need for early detection & holistic treatment

Our commitment to improving patient-outcomes and the patient quality of life remains undeterred, to this end we remain steadfastly committed to

  • Use of advanced technology
  • World-class quality standards
  • Pioneering new treatment methods
  • Employing the best talent

Diagonsis of Gastric dieases

From consultation through recovery, as one of the best hospitals for gastroenterology in Asia, located in Chennai, Gleneagles Global Health City is committed to ensuring that your experience with us is smooth and worry-free. The first step is to reach an accurate diagnosis of digestive disorder. We begin this by undertaking a thorough medical history, understanding the symptoms you have experienced and note down any other pertinent information that you share that will help accurately diagnose the condition. A physical examination is also carried out to help assess the problem more completely. However, many patients require a more extensive diagnostic evaluation through a laboratory test, imaging studies and/or endoscopic procedures which will help us identify the underlying condition more accurately. Using specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, we offer unmatched diagnosis and treat patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders.  Our centre is equipped with cutting-edge gastroenterology equipment to support diagnosis and treatment and thereby provide the best possible patient care. We provide the best treatment and care for digestive disorders and related conditions. 

Image Tests

  • Colorectal transit study – This test shows how well food moves through the colon.
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan – Detailed images of the body including details of the bones, muscles, fate and organs can be obtained via CT which is an imaging test that uses X-rays and computer.
  • Defecography – This is used to identify completeness of stool elimination and any anorectal abnormalities. It evaluates the rectal muscle contraction and relaxation using X-ray of the anorectal area.
  • Barium enema – A test that is used to examine the large intestine, lower parts of the small intestine and rectum using X-ray. It can identify strictures (narrowed areas), blocks or obstructions and other problems.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – It’s a diagnostic test that produces detailed imaging of the organs and structures within the body using a combination of large magnets, radio frequencies and a computer.
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) – This test uses a combination of radio waves and magnets and is used to view the bile ducts.
  • Oropharyngeal motility study – The patient is given small amounts of a liquid containing barium to drink and a series of X-rays is taken to evaluate what happens as the liquid is swallowed.
  • Ultrasound – This test used high frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues and organs.

Other Procedures

  • Anorectal manometry – This is used for evaluating anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung disease, among other problems by determining the strength of the muscles in the rectum and anus.
  • Oesophageal manometry – This is used to provide complete view of the oesophagus to assess its function and is better over conventional manometric studies.
  • Oesophageal pH monitoring study – This study is recommended for patients with Gastroenterology Reflex Disorder (GERD) or Acid reflux and who do not respond to the usual antacid treatments.
  • Capsule endoscopy – This is a minimal invasive technique that is used to investigate small bowel and oesophagus.
  • Gastric manometry – This is used for measuring electrical and muscular activity in the stomach.
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) – This is mainly used to obtain pictures of the bile duct using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Endoscopic Procedures

  • Colonoscopy – This is used in screening for polyps and colon cancer and also to investigate uncontrolled diarrhoea, intestinal bleeding and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – This is used for the diagnosis of any problems in gallbladder, pancreas, bile duct and liver and uses the power of X-ray and endoscope to diagnose the underlying condition.
  • Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy – This is used to examine the inside of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum using an endoscope.
  • Sigmoidoscopy – This is used for identifying the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding and any abnormal growth in intestine by examining the inside of a portion of the large intestine.
  • Upper endoscopy – This is a minimally invasive technique that is used to directly visualize the upper gastrointestinal tract for evaluation of disorders including acid reflux, trouble swallowing, abdominal pain and celiac disease.

Laboratory Tests

  • Fecal occult blood test – The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a laboratory test which is used to check for the presence of hidden (occult) blood in stool sample. Blood in stool may indicate hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, or other conditions.
  • Stool culture – This is a test that is used to identify the presence of bacteria that causes infection in the lower GI tract.

Treatment of Gastric dieases

Surgical treatment of diseases associated with the gallbladder, liver, pancreas, hepato-biliary system, esophagus, stomach and upper and lower gastrointestinal tract is performed by our team of general surgeons. However not all patients would require surgery. We begin with initial investigations and recommend medicines/drugs to alleviate the condition. We advise and perform endoscopic evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract to correctly identify the underlying cause of the disease or condition and then personalize the treatment for every patient.

Conditions treated include the following

We provide comprehensive treatment for a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders

  • Gallbladder
    o Gallstones
    o Cholecystitis (inflammation)
  • Stomach and Oesophagus
    o Indigestion/ Acid Reflux/ Oesophagitis/ Gastritis /GERD
    o Ulcers
    o Hiatus Hernia
    o Gastric Cancer
  • Duodenum
    o Duodenitis (Inflammation)
    o Ulcers
  • Liver
    o Cysts in Liver
    o Liver Cancer
    o Liver Cirrhosis
    o Fatty Liver
  • Pancreas
    o Pancreatitis
    o Pancreatic Cancer
    o Pancreatic Inflammation

Major Surgeries Performed

Cutting-edge Surgical Procedures for Delivery Exceptional Patient-outcomes

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Hiatus hernia repair
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)

Best Gastroentrologists in Chennai

The Gastro Sciences Institute at Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for gastroenterology in Asia, located in Chennai which has one of the best teams of gastroenterology doctors and surgeons in Chennai to deliver the best treatment and care. Access to a team of highly experienced and well-trained surgeons and consultants, ensure that our patients always have access to the best medical minds, who are ably supported by a world-class team of nurses & paramedical staff.

Dr B. Mahadevan

M.B.B.S, MD (Paediatrics), DM (Gastroenterology)

HOD & Senior Consultant

Dr M Srinivas

MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (London)

Consultant

Dr Vishnu A Raju

M.B.B.S, M.D, D.M

Consultant

We are with you in your journey to better health

A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.

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