Institute of Gastroenterology
The branch of medicine that focuses on the conditions of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract and all the organs located in this region, namely the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts and the liver. The Department of Gastroenterology at Kingsway Hospitals is staffed by highly skilled and experienced gastroenterologists and surgeons who work to provide high-end care for the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver disorders, aided by state-of-the-art infrastructure and employing cutting-edge techniques. This potent combination of the latest in medical technology and knowledge expertise amongst the faculty together make Kingsway one of the premier gastro hospitals in the country.
KINGSWAY HOSPITALS: THE NATURAL CHOICE IN GASTROENTEROLOGY CARE
The team of gastroenterologists are proficient in all the aspects of GI surgery, such as ultra-precision laparoscopic surgeries which involve minute incisions and enable a faster recovery. We employ the latest techniques in laparoscopic surgery to provide treatment for the following complications:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallstones, pancreatic and splenic diseases
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Bariatric surgery
- Endoscopic Thyroidectomy and thoracoscopic surgery
- Hernia and gynecological surgeries.
WHY KINGSWAY HOSPITALS?
The hallmarks of Kingsway Hospitals which makes it the centre of choice for people affected with gastro and liver problems include:
- Upper GI, lower GI, HPB and bariatric surgery services
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Submucosal Endoscopy
- Dedicated Liver Clinic
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic
- Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) for cancer screening
- PH Study
MEDICAL PROCEDURES AT KINGSWAY HOSPITALS
Esophageal Manometry: This test is performed to assess how well the esophagus is functioning by passing a thin, flexible tube fitted with sensors through it.
Capsule Endoscopy: The surgeons insert a miniscule wireless camera to get clear pictures of the digestive tract in order to identify the causes of gastrointestinal bleeding and the location of cancer and inflammation.
Endoscopic Ultrasound: This is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose the problems of the digestive system and lung diseases. It makes use of high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the digestive tract.
Splenectomy: This process is carried out to remove the spleen, which is a tiny ogran located under the rib cage on the left side of the abdomen. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: This assesses the extent of functioning of the lower part of the large intestine.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS): This is an advanced version of laparoscopic surgery which helps minimze trauma and scarring.
Liver Transplant: Kingsway Hospitals is equipped with a dedicated liver clinic staffed with qualified hepatologists who are adept at performing complex surgeries, including that of liver transplant. In this process, the diseased or damaged liver is replaced with a healthy one from a deceased or living donor.
The team of gastroenterologists at Kingsway Hospitals make use of the best-in-class weight reduction surgeries. Bariatric surgery is performed to restore a patient from an unhealthy weight range to a healthy one. The principle is to restrict the food intake and reduce the absorption of food in the stomach and intestine.
The advantages of this surgery are:
- It is a very effective weight loss mechanism
- It can aid in improving the fitness of an individual and making him/her more active
- It helps reduce the harmful effects of diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension etc.
- It results ina thinner and better looking physique in an individual.
Also known as keyhole surgery, this procedure allows the surgeon to examine the organs inside the abdomen with the help of an instrument called laparoscope inserted through the tiny incisions in the abdominal wall. Some of the notable medical operations that can be performed through this process are:
- Operating on an removing the appendix
- Removing the diseased organs
- Removing the kidney in a living donor
- Examine different abdominal organs for signs of cancerous tumors
A sub-specialty of gastroenterology, this involves the use of surgical techniques and clinical practices for treating numerous GI ailments. The Department of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery at Kingsway Hospitals is equipped with the latest faciities including high-definition endoscopy, high-resolution laparoscopic equipment, electrocautery devices, radiofrequency ablative equipment, along with round-the-clock laboratory services. The team places a special emphasis on interventional methods and offers specialized care for diseases related to the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. The Department of Gastroenterology also focuses on the latest and upcoming areas of research such as clinical pancreatic diseases.
TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES:
- Liver surgery and transplantation
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastric cancer surgery
- Oncological surgery of GI tract
- Surgery for Crohn’s disease
- Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)
- Disorders of biliary system
Our dedicated team of surgeons also perform other procedures including surgeries for hernia splenectomy and gastric bypass. Kingsway Hospitals is equipped with state-of-the-art labs, wards and operation theatres fitted with the latest technology enabling us to perform complex operations with ease. We adopt a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, collaborating with other departments, to provide superlative healthcare services in surgical gastroenterology.