Paras Institute of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery has a state-of-the-art Endoscopy Centre, fully equipped to offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service.
Diagnostic endoscopic procedures
Interventional endoscopic procedures
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP)
- UGI Endoscopy
- UGI Endoscopy with Biopsy
- Variceal Banding Esophageal (EVL)
A dedicated team of gastroenterologists is available round the clock to treat patients with upper or lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Paras Institute of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery provides treatment for the patients suffering from the following conditions:
Jaundice – obstructive jaundice, viral hepatitis and biliary stone disease
It is not an illness but a medical condition which can occur in babies, children and adults. Jaundice most often occurs as a result of an underlying disorder that either causes tissues to become over-saturated with bilirubin or prevents the liver from disposing of bilirubin. In newborn babies, though, jaundice is common because they have extra red blood cells that begin to break down soon after they are born. In otherwise healthy newborns, jaundice usually peaks at about three to five days of life and then begins to go away on its own. In breastfed babies, this can take as long as two to three weeks. Jaundice during the first 24 hours of life is not considered normal and will prompt to do some tests to look for the cause.
In adults, the symptoms of jaundice may indicate damage to the liver. If the cause is not treated, it can lead to liver failure.
Ulcers: Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is abdominal pain.
Peptic ulcers include:
Gastric ulcers that occur on the inside of the stomach
Esophageal ulcers that occur inside the hollow tube (esophagus) that carries food from your throat to your stomach
Duodenal ulcers that occur on the inside of the upper portion of your small intestine (duodenum)
Chronic liver disease (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C), cirrhosis, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding, ascites
These are diseases that are caused due to continued degeneration and progressive destruction of the liver. Such aspects can develop into Cirrhosis and fibrosis.
GI Bleeding (haematemesis / melena / fresh blood per rectum)
Gastrointestinal bleeding or hemorrhage is caused due to hemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract or rectum. If left untreated the same can manifest into serious secondary medical conditions. The degrees of bleeding can range from minimal to acute and chronic.
Abdominal pain can be because of a number of reasons and the same has to be diagnosed specifically by specialists. The same can be alcohol induced, due to swelling or abnormality in the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, etc.
- Dyspepsia (gas, bloating of abdomen, distension of abdomen)
- Gastro esophageal reflux disease (acidity, heartburn, vomiting)
- Loss of appetite/weight loss
- Irritable bowel syndrome (chronic diarrhea, mucus in stools, loose bowel movements/constipation)
- Inflammatory bowel disease e.g. ulcerative colitis/Chrohn’s disease.
- Elevated SGOT, SGPT (could be due to chronic Hepatitis B or C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Pancreatitis (Acute/Chronic)
- Malabsorption syndrome
- Celiac disease
- Cancers of the esophagus
- Corrosive injuries/ strictures of esophagus
- Esophageal perforations
- Peristaltic Disorders of esophagus (Achalasia cardia)
- Carcinoma of the stomach
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of stomach
- Complicated duodenal ulcer disease
- Liver tumors (Primary/ secondaries)
- Hydatid cysts, liver /spleen/any other organ (intra-abdominal)
- Carcinoma of gall bladder
- Complicated gallstone disease (Cholecysto/Choledochal duodenal Fistula)
- Choledochal cysts
- Biliary stricture/ biliary fistulae
- Post cholecystectomy biliary injuries
- Carcinoma of the head of pancreas
- Surgery in Acute pancreatitis (Necrotizing pancreatitis)
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Cystic tumors of pancreas
- Surgery for Portal hypertension
- Surgical obstructive jaundice
- Small bowel tumors
- Crohn’s disease
Colon, Rectum & Anal canal
- Colonic cancers
- Ulcerative colitis
- Rectal carcinoma
- Anal canal cancers
- Colonic polyposis