Vydehi Super Speciality Hospital’s 24/7 services of Gastroenterology is a super specialty that involves management of patients suffering from disorders of digestive system and liver. These patients may be suffering from simple problems like indigestion or dyspepsia, constipation, pain in the abdomen, jaundice, diarrhea or difficult problems like blood in the vomiting or stools, liver cirrhosis, swelling abdomen, bile duct stones, cancers of gall bladder, pancreas, food pipe, stomach or intestine. Our patients are cared for by teams of physicians with broad expertise in all forms of gastroenterological and hepatobiliary diseases.
Department of Gastroenterology is providing outpatient, inpatient and endoscopic service to the society. Service is provided 24 hours and tackles various kinds of Gastroenterology emergency cases requiring diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
Gastroscopy (OGD):- Procedure enables to study the upper gastrointestinal tract esophagus- stomach – duodenum
Colonoscopy:- Procedure enables to study the lower Gastrointestinal tract entire colon including the last portion of the small intestine.
ERCP: – Endoscopic method of studying the biliary tree and Pancreatic tree. This procedure helps in various pancreatico- biliary diseases like Biliary stones, pancreatic stones, Biliary-pancreatic cancer and placement of an artificial tube (Stent) to reduce Obstructive jaundice.
Capsule Endoscopy: – Evaluates small intestine which cannot be assessed by Gastoscope and Colonoscope.
Capsule endoscopy has been introduced for the first time in Bengaluru recently and is available in Vydehi Super Speciality Hospital. It has already helped us in diagnosing patients with obscure GI hemorrhage, which has shown to have a small bowel angio-dysplasia after nuclear scan and other routine investigations were not contributory.