Gastroenterology Treatments in India

What is Gastroenterology ?


Gastroenterology is primarily concerned with the digestive diseases. It focuses on the treatment of diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract involving stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, large intestine and small intestine. A Gastroenterologist properly diagnoses and treats the diseases of the digestive system.

Gastroenterology Diseases and Treatments

Diseases of the Small Intestine

  • Obscure bleeding and Diverticulosis.
  • Mal Absorption Syndrome.
  • Tuberculosis

Diseases of the Pancreas

  • Pseudo Pancreatic Cyst.
  • Pancreas Cancer.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Acute Pancreatitis

Diseases of the Esophagus

  • Achalasia Cardia
  • Variceal Bleeding.
  • Foreign body removal
  • Malignant and benign strictures

Diseases of the Liver

  • Cirrhosis
  • Acute Hepatitis.
  • Amoebic Abscess
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Liver Cancer

Diseases of the Duodenum and Stomach

  • Fungal Infections
  • Ulcers.
  • Cancer

Diseases of the Gall Bladder

  • Cancer of the Bladder
  • Cholecystitis
  • Stone diseases

Diseases of the Colon

  • Tuberculosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Cancer and Diverticulosis

Gastroenterology Disorders

  • Bowel and colon cancers
  • Biliary tract disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gastric cancers
  • Hepatitis
  • Colon polyps
  • Esophageal cancers
  • Cancer and gall bladder stones
  • Achalasia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Malabsorption and nutritional problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Pancreatitis

Who should consider Gastroenterology Surgery ?

Weight loss and change in bowel habit are the alarming symptoms for gastroenterology. Apart from these, there are some conditions where the patient is required to consult a specialist :–

  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Acid Reflux

Gastroenterology Surgery Procedures.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) ,Flexible Sigmoidoscopy , Colonoscopy ,Capsule Endoscopy ,Liver Biopsy,Endoscopic Untrasonography (EUS) ,Double Balloon ,Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy .

Types of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Different types of gastrointestinal surgery can treat the following conditions that can improve quality of life of for many patients. Some of these conditions include :–

  • Mediastinal masses
  • Achalasia
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR)
  • Paraesophageal hernias, hiatal hernias and ventral hernias
  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) or severe heartburn
  • GIST and other stomach tumors
  • Esophageal disease
  • Anorectal disease including rectal prolapse, incontinence
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Enterocutaneous fistula and short bowel syndrome