Project Description

Gastroenterology at Phoenix Hospital Bangalore

Heart burn, flatulence, diarrhoea, bloating, indigestion, constipation are some of the frequent encountered uncomfortable issues which makes one aware of his/her digestive system and needs consultation with a specialist in digestive system when it persists for long. Gastroenterology, a branch of medical science that deals with health of gastrointestinal tract (organs from mouth to anus, digestive enzymes secreting organs and process of digestion).You need to see a Gastroenterologist in Bangalore for the right treatment

Today, the advancement in diagnostic and treatment science has enabled the consultant to get a real-time view of the affected part of digestive tract (endoscopy) and provide on-site treatment options (laser therapy).

Phoenix Hospital has team of top Gastroenterologist in Bangalore. Using all its advanced diagnostic & treatment facility and this experienced medical team provides a comprehensive plan of action including improved life style recommendations.

Some of disorders treated by the Gastroenterologist in Bangalore are as follows –

  • Gastritis(an inflammation of the stomach lining)

  • Diarrhoea (passing of watery or loose stool)

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)/Acid Reflux (acid-containing foodpersistently leak back from stomach into oesophagus)

  • Gastric/Peptic Ulcers (sores on the lining ofstomach and the upper portion of small intestine)

  • Hernia (a bulge/protrusion of an internal organ like intestine through peritoneum)

  • Haemorrhoids(enlarged/swollen vein in the anus)

  • Pancreatitis (Inflammation of Pancreas)

  • Liver Diseases – Hepatitis (Inflammation of liver cells), Liver cirrhosis (fibrosis of liver cells)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (a group of symptoms that affect your digestive system)

  • Colorectal polyps (Growth of polyp in the colon/large intestine)

  • Colon cancer (Cancer in large intestine)

  • Ulcerative Colitis (inflammation in the colon/rectum)

  • Motility Disorders(abnormal movements of the gastrointestinal tract)

The modern lifestyle and food habits have brought out many health-related issues – Non-Communicable Disease. Some of the above-mentioned disorders and diseases have shown increased prevalence and kept the gastroenterologists occupied.

The diagnostic services are as follows –

  • Barium swallow test

  • Endoscopic Procedures

  • CT

  • MRI

  • Ultrasound

  • Manometry

The treatment spectrum encompasses surgical procedures – manual / laparoscopic assisted.

Some of the frequently performed surgeries are –

  • Appendicectomy

  • Open / Laparoscopic surgery for Hernia

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction

  • Intestinal Obstruction

  • Diverticulitis

  • Intestinal Perforation

  • Esophageal dilatation

  • Esophageal stent placement

  • Endoscopic variceal banding

  • Duodenal stenosis dilatation

  • Injection for Ulcer bleeding

  • Polypectomy

  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

  • Removal of foreign bodies

  • Colorectal stricture dilatation

  • Colonic stent placement

When to seek Consultation with a doctor

  • Experiencing difficulty or pain while swallowing

  • Weight loss

  • Persistent complain of constipation / diarrhoea

  • Frequent complaint of indigestion

  • Frequent episode of acidity and not getting relieved with antacids and nausea

  • Persistent sore throat

  • Change in stool color (black/blood or mucous)

  • Persistent abdominal pain

  • Blood in Vomiting