Gastroenterology is 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 (motility), 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. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.
At Svastha Hospital, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with common gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), abdominal pain and gastrointestinal malignancies, as well as for patients with hepatobiliary disorders, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, pancreatic disease and biliary obstruction.
We also offer specialized services in the following areas: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Cancer screening, Gastroenterological disorders in patients with AIDS, Irritable bowel and other functional disorders, Neuroendocrine tumors, including gastrinoma (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome), Hepatitis C and other hepatic disorder and Complicated GERD.
We offer comprehensive hepatology services, including the diagnosis and management of viral, autoimmune and metabolic liver diseases. We work closely with hepatobiliary surgeons, oncologists, interventional radiologists (for TIPS and tumor ablation techniques) and transplant referral centers. The unit has extensive experience in the management of complex patients with viral hepatitis, including co-infection with HIV, portal hypertension and end-stage liver disease.
We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with a variety of wound types with an emphasis on lower extremity wounds as well as advanced care of chronic and problematic wounds. Our expertise includes treatment of chronic wounds including diabetes-related, venous, vascular or pressure wounds along with non-healing post-surgical and traumatic wounds. We also treat advanced diabetic ulcers with new and advanced therapies to make wounds close more quickly
Our emergency care facility is also equipped to care for medical emergencies such as heart attack, stroke, severe asthma, pneumonia, shock and sepsis. Industrial accident and toxicology or poisoning cases are routinely treated alongside paediatric, ENT, orthopaedic and ophthalmic emergencies.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
We have an active program for colon cancer screening and offer “open access” colonoscopy screening for average risk individuals, as well as those with blood in the stool or a family history of colorectal cancer. No prior appointment with us is necessary. Patients receive results the same day.
Many of our services are intended to offer comfort to patients with feeding difficulties related to a serious illness. For example, we can enable patients with esophageal cancer to eat normally by placing an endoscopic stent in the esophagus or by the use of photodynamic therapy, allowing food to pass beyond the cancerous area into the stomach. This procedure can replace a gastrostomy tube and offer patients the pleasure of eating. For patients with conditions that cannot be stented, such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) or the aftermath of stroke, a gastrostomy tube can offer them the opportunity of being fed at home.
Our diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services are dedicated to the efficient, safe and appropriate utilization of endoscopy for individual patient care and management.