Gastroenterology

 

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dealing with the study of the digestive system and its disorders. It is also the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine, the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. In a nut shell, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.

The knowledge and technology in Gastroenterology has grown massively in the last two decades and has branched into various subspecialties like hepatology, pancreatology, functional bowel disorders with motility studies, therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. Gastro-intestinal services incorporate a joint medical and surgical approach for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic disorders including cancer.

The department of Gastroenterology at Ruby General Hospital provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art service by means of the outpatient and inpatient facilities. The department is manned by esteemed and experienced gastroenterologists, skilled and compassionate paramedical staff, well-trained technicians and nurses.

 

GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

Gastrointestinal diseases refer to diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, namely the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, and the accessory organs of digestion, i.e., the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Esophagus and Stomach

  • Achalasia

  • Barrett’s Esophagus

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Gastroparesis

  • Hiatal Hernia

  • Esophagitis

  • Esophageal Spasm

  • Peptic Ulcer Disease

  • Swallowing Disorders

Liver

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)

  • Portal Hypertension

  • Viral Hepatitis A & E

  • Viral Hepatitis B

  • Viral Hepatitis C

  • Cholestasis

  • Cirrhosis

  • Fatty Liver Disease

  • Gallstones

  • Hemochromatosis

  • Polycystic Liver Disease

Pancreas and Biliary Tract

  • Acute Pancreatitis

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

  • Gallstone Disease

  • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD)

Small and Large Intestine

  • APC1307K

  • Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis

  • Colon Polyps

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Kids Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

  • Sporadic (Nonhereditary) Colorectal Cancer

  • Ulcerative Colitis

Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Appendicitis

  • Diverticular Disease

  • Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY PROCEDURES

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

  • EVL (Endoscopic Variceal Ligation)

  • Gastric Varix Glue Injection

  • Endoscopic Polypectomy

  • Endoscopic Sclerotherapy

  • Endoscopic Foreign Body Removal

  • Hemoseal Powder Application

  • EZ Clip Application

  • Loop Application

  • PEG Tube insertion

  • Endoscopic Ryles tube insertion

  • Endoscopic dilatation

  • Esophageal Metal Stenting

  • Enteral Stenting

  • Side Viewing Endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • Procto Sigmoidoscopy

  • Ileoscopy

  • Colonic Injection Therapy

  • Colonic Banding

  • Colonic Polypectomyg

  • Colonic Stenting

  • Esophageal Metal Stenting

  • Enteral Stenting

  • Choledocholithiasis ( CBD) Stone/ Round Worm Removal

  • Biliary and Pancreatic Stenting

  • Minor Papilla Intervention

  • Ileoscopy

  • Colonic Injection Therapy

  • Colonic Banding

 

Doctor List

  • Dr. Sunil Baran Das Chakraborty , MD, DM(Gastro), (SGPGI)

  • Dr. Prerna Pallavi, MBBS, DNB (Gen. Med), DNB (Gastro) (Full Time Consultant)

  • Dr. A. K. Pal , MD, MNAMS, DM

  • Dr. Dilip Bhattacharya , MD (Medicine)

  • Dr. Debasis Sardar, MBBS, MD (Gen Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology) (CMC Vellore)

 

Unique Cases

A MOTHER BACK TO HER NEWBORN AFTER BATTLING COVID, JAUNDICE AND PANCREATITIS

A 33 year old lady had been presented in Ruby General Hospital after she suddenly developed pain in abdomen and jaundice in the last trimester of pregnancy... Read More

 

ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOGRAPHY (ERC) WITH STONE EXTRACTION AND STENTING

A 22 year old young man had been admitted under the care of Dr. Prerna Pallavi (Consultant Gastroenterologist) with complaints of an on and off abdominal pain... Read More