Gastroenterology

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The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases. These include disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gall bladder, liver and bile ducts. We are committed to excellence in patient care, education and research in digestive diseases (gastroenterology) and liver disorders (hepatology).

Conditions

• Abdominal Pain

• Ascites

• Autoimmune Hepatitis

• Bile Duct Cancer

• Bile Duct Disorders

• Bile Duct Obstruction

• Biliary Disorders

• Calculus of Common Bile Duct

• Celiac Disease

• Chronic Constipation

• Chronic Diarrhea

• Chronic Digestive Disorders

• Chronic Erosive Gastritis

• Chronic Hepatitis B

• Chronic Hepatitis C

• Chronic Inflammatory Diarrhea

• Chronic Liver Diseases

• Chronic Viral Hepatitis

• Cirrhosis

• Colon Polyp

• Crohn’s Disease (Regional Enteritis)

• Dysphagia

• Esophageal Disorders

• Esophageal Varices

• Functional Dyspepsia

• Hepatic Encephalopathy

• Hepatitis

• Inflammatory Bowel Disease

• Irritable Bowel Syndrome

• Jaundice

• Liver Diseases & Disorders
(incl. Hepatitis & Cirrhosis)

• Pancreatic Pseudocyst

• Pancreatitis

• Peptic (Duodenum or Stomach) Ulcer

• Rectal Bleeding

• Swallowing Difficulty

• Ulcerative Colitis

• Wilson’s Disease

Procedures

• Abdominal Paracentesis

• Biopsy

• Capsule Endoscopy

• Colonoscopy

• Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

• Endoscopic Pseudocyst Drainage

• Endoscopy

• ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde
Cholangiopancreatography)

• Esophageal Dilatation

• Esophageal Stenting

• Foreign Body Removal

• Hemorrhoid Banding

• Liver Biopsy

• Percutaneous Endoscopic
Gastrostomy (PEG)

• Polypectomy

• Sclerotherapy

• Sigmoidoscopy

• Therapeutic ERCP

• Upper GI Endoscopy

 

Endoscopy

Endoscopy Open pop-up dialog box An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. A specialist in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologist) uses an endoscopy to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum).The medical term for an upper endoscopy is esophagogastroduodenoscopy. You may have an upper endoscopy done in your doctor’s office, an outpatient surgery center or a hospital.

 

Why it’s done  ?

Gastrointestinal tract Open pop-up dialog box An upper endoscopy is used to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the
upper part of your digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum).

Your doctor may recommend an endoscopy procedure to:
Investigate signs and symptoms. An endoscopy may help your doctor determine what’s causing digestive signs and symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing and gastrointestinal bleeding.Diagnose. Your doctor may use an endoscopy
to collect tissue samples (biopsy) to test for diseases and conditions, such as anemia, bleeding, inflammation, diarrhea or cancers of
the digestive system.

Treat

Your doctor can pass special tools through the endoscope to treat problems in your digestive system, such as widening a narrow esophagus, clipping off a polyp or removing a foreign object.

What is cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis is a complication of many liver diseases characterized by abnormal structure and function of the liver. The diseases that
lead to cirrhosis do so because they injure and kill liver cells, after which the inflammation and repair that is associated with the dying liver cells causes scar tissue to form. The liver cells that do not die multiply in an attempt to replace the cells that have died. This results in clusters of newly formed liver cells (regenerative nodules) within the scar tissue. There are many causes of cirrhosis including chemicals (such as alcohol, fat, and certain medications), viruses, toxic metals (such as iron and copper that accumulate in the liver as a result of genetic diseases), and autoimmune liver disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver.

 

Common symptoms and signs of cirrhosis include:

• Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) due to the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood.
• Fatigue • Weakness
• Loss of appetite • Itching.
• Easy bruising from decreased production of blood clotting factors by the diseased liver.

 

Complications

• High blood pressure in the veins that supply
the liver (portal hypertension).
• Swelling in the legs and abdomen.
• Enlargement of the spleen (splenomegaly).
• Bleeding • Infections • Jaundice
• Increased risk of liver cancer
• Acute-on-chronic cirrhosis

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ITI Chowk, Karnal - 132001
Haryana, India

Phone Number

Front Desk: 0184-4098100, 9034749091
Emergency: 0184-4098539

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