Gastroenterology is the study of functions and pathology of the digestive system, affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. It includes a deep understanding of the physiology of the gastrointestinal organs and their typical functions. Preethi hospitals are pioneers in advanced and minimally invasive treatment in gastroenterology. We provide personalised care for patients in both medical and surgical gastroenterology through the latest techniques and intensive care units.
What are the conditions treated in Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterologists deliver the best care for patients with the following conditions:
Colon Cancer: Colon cancer affects the colon and rectum in the large intestine, and often strikes older persons.
Colon Polyps: A colon polyp is a little cell clump that develops on the colon’s lining. In the advanced stage, it transforms into colon cancer, leading to a lethal stage.
Celiac Disease: A chronic digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine due to the consumption of more gluten-containing foods.
Hepatitis: An inflammation of the liver caused due to excessive alcohol consumption, several medical disorders, or several drugs.
Gallbladder Disease: Gallbladder disease can include inflammation, infection, stones, or obstruction of the gallbladder and results in gallstones, cholecystitis, Choledocholithiasis, Acalculous gallbladder disease, Biliary dyskinesia, Sclerosing cholangitis, polyps and abscess.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that affects the stomach and intestines, also called the gastrointestinal tract. It can be treated well through activity and dietary changes.
Pancreatitis: Inflammation in the pancreas results in pancreatitis resulting in several life-threatening conditions.
What are the various treatments provided in Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterologists use a variety of procedures to identify, manage, and treat Gastroenterology problems.
Endoscopy: Endoscopy is the procedure of inserting a long, thin tube into the body to see an internal organ, such as the rectum or oesophagus to identify bleeding and inflammation and to collect samples such as a biopsy for further testing.
Colonoscopy – A colonoscopy is a test performed to check for abnormalities such as internal bleeding, swollen, irritated tissue, polyps and cancer in the large intestine and rectum by introducing a colonoscope into the rectum.
Polypectomy – A polypectomy is a procedure used to remove polyps from the inside of the colon.
Esophageal Dilation – Esophageal dilatation relieves dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, by gradually opening up or extending the oesophagal wall to let food flow.