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Gastroenterology And Hepatology

Gastroenterology is a subspecialty within healthcare science that aims to diagnose and cure digestive system related abnormalities. There are diseases that might affect the gastrointestinal tract which is the entire pathway from the mouth to the anus, including the organs in between, along the alimentary canal. Physicians who are trained in this domain are called gastroenterologists. A regular treatment regime may include a number of tests to determine and examine the patient's condition. Often these doctors may even require aid from a nutritionist in order to provide a complete validation of the treatment. A subspecialty of this department, Hepatology (Also known as hepatobiliary medicine), focuses on the study of various organs that make up the digestive system such as the pancreas, liver, and biliary tree. Another sub-specialty, Proctology, emphasizes on the excretory organs such as the anus and the rectum.

About Gastroenterology and Hepatology

his is a division in healthcare and general medicine that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and critical care for diseases related to the digestive system. The most common conditions / organs that these doctors may be trained in are – the digestive tract, gallbladder, liver, esophagus, small intestine, stomach, and colon. There are over 140 existing digestive diseases, and each day’s research gives scope to discover more and more data. Hence, our specialists are always updated with the latest in medicine in order to provide the best quality services/treatments and precise diagnostics to our patients. Aster Hospitals’ is a well-equipped hospital boasting some of the world’s best gastro doctors.

Common disorders / abnormalities:

  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures
  • Perianal abscesses
  • Anal fistulas
  • Perianal infections
  • Diverticular diseases
  • Colitis
  • Colon polyps
  • Cancer

While a lot of GI disorders happen due to unhealthy eating habits, irregular lifestyle, and troubled metabolism, there are a few common symptoms that should ring an alarm for you to visit the doctor.

  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Inflammation of the large and small intestine
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss

Some of the common ailments that are treated and / or cured by these doctors include:

  • Liver abnormalities: Excess alcohol, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer
  • Infections such as hepatitis A, B, C and E
  • Overdose of over-the-counter drugs especially paracetamol
  • Jaundice
  • Portal hypertension that may lead to Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Enzyme disorders
  • Tropical abnormalities: Kala-azar, Schistosomiasis, and hydatid
  • Liver cancer and transplant including genetic liver diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Drug metabolism
  • Damage caused to the biliary tract and / or pancreas

Services:

Doctors in the department of Gastroenterology / Bariatric Surgery at Aster Hospitals specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

The skilled team of experts in this department specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as: Functional and Motility disorders; Gastroesophageal disorders; Gastrointestinal Oncology; Inflammatory bowel disease; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Therapeutic endoscopy. The Aster Hospitals’ team of gastroenterology doctors and staff provide professional and personalized services to mitigate the negative impacts of these disorders, leading to a better quality of life for all patients. At Aster Hospitals, we believe that patients and their families should have access to only the highest quality healthcare at a center that they can trust.

The speciality division provides the following treatments and services:

Endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) mass lesions and tumors

  • Endoscopic polypectomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Metal stenting for luminal tumors (oesophageal and colonic)

Therapeutic biliary and pancreatic intervention

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stone removal and biliary tract stenting
  • Stenting for biliary lesions – malignancy/strictures via ERCP
  • Endoscopic pancreatic duct stenting
  • Stricture dilation in the GI tract
  • Metal stenting in the GI tract

Bariatric endoscopic procedures

  • Placement of intragastric balloons

Endoscopic treatment of GI bleed

  • Endoscopic variceal ligation
  • Injection therapy for fundal varix
  • Injection + coagulation for GI bleeds

Key diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as:

  • 24 Hr. PH metry
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Why choose Aster Hospitals?

In times when quality healthcare is the prime need of the hour, Aster Hospitals’ state-of-the-art gastrology healthcare services, infrastructure and expert panel of doctors, clinicians, and technicians, ensure that every patient is given undivided attention. With a treatment philosophy that’s driven on a fine blend of science and expertise, research and study, care and commitment, we are dedicated to making the world a happier, healthier place. Our department houses some of the best doctors in the country, industry-leading infrastructure, unparalleled expertise and thousands of happy patients and counting. Aster Hospitals is constantly seeking new opportunities to set bigger yardsticks with advanced progress. Present in over 9 countries, Aster Hospitals is probably one of the world's most rapidly going healthcare chains. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts a diverse team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure capable of end-to-end disease detection and cure. Headquartered in Dubai, the Aster Hospitals family now encompasses 17,600+ employees, 2296 doctors with several JCI accredited Hospitals, clinics and Diagnostic Centres. Each of the Group’s verticals is a symbol of distinction, driven by a commitment to build a healthier tomorrow and to take healthcare to the next level of excellence.