Department of Medical Gastroenterology
About Medical Gastroenterology
The digestive system or the gastrointestinal tract is an important part of our body that helps us consume, process and absorb the nutrition we need to live an active and healthy life. Any problems that affect any part of this system and hamper the digestive process can lead to several health complications. Our group of doctors and specialists provide exceptional care and treatment needed to get the digestive system back on track.
SLG’s Department of Medical Gastroenterology specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract and liver disorders, using medicines and minimally invasive interventions. Common conditions include disorders involving the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.
Along with a team of the best medical gastroenterologists in Hyderabad, SLG’s world class facilities include the latest in endoscopic equipment and minimally invasive techniques. Our team has expertise in performing procedures that include upper endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography, making SLG the hospital for the best endoscopy in Hyderabad.
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These diseases affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to the anus. Some examples include nausea/vomiting, food poisoning, lactose intolerance and diarrhea.
Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, food poisoning, gas, bloating, GERD and diarrhea are some examples of common problems affecting the GI tract. SLG has the expertise to provide best treatment for all gastro-related problems in Hyderabad.
- Eating a diet low in fibre.
- Not getting enough exercise.
- Traveling or other changes in routine.
- Eating large amounts of dairy products.
- Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement, possibly because of hemorrhoids.
- Overusing anti-diarrheal medications that, over time, weaken the bowel muscle movements called motility.
- Taking antacid medicines containing calcium or aluminum.
Taking certain medicines (especially antidepressants, iron pills and strong pain medicines such as narcotics).
Constipation is described as a condition when there is difficulty in having a bowel movement (or pass stools), the stools are infrequent (less than three times a week), or incomplete. It is usually caused by inadequate “roughage” or fibre in your diet, or a disruption of your regular routine or diet. Consult our doctors for best treatment for constipation.
IBS is a functional condition wherein the colon muscle contracts more or less often than what is considered “normal.” Certain foods, medicines and emotional stress are some factors that can trigger IBS. Symptoms include abdominal pain and cramps, excess gas, bloating, change in bowel habits such as harder, looser, or more urgent stools than normal, alternating constipation and diarrhea. SLG has emerged as the best hospital to treat IBS in Hyderabad.
Upper Endoscopy or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) involves inserting a thin flexible tube fitted with a camera through the mouth and throat into the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. The doctor studies the images from the camera on a monitor. The OPD procedure is used to diagnose abdominal pain, heartburn, persistent nausea or vomiting, swallowing difficulties, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, chest pain, bloody stool. SLG’s state-of-the-art facilities make it the best hospital for endoscopy in Hyderabad.
A colonoscopy is an investigative procedure in which a long and flexible tube, fitted with a camera, is inserted into the rectum of the patient and moves through the entire colon. The doctor views the images on a monitor. It is recommended for investigating problems such as chronic constipation or diarrhoea, abdominal pains, blood in the stool, unexplained anaemia and screening for colon cancer. Colonoscopy is advised once every 5 years for those aged over 50 years and who have risk factors for colon cancer.
- Anorectal function tests, including evaluation of constipation and fecal incontinence.
- Clinical nutrition, with emphasis on malnutrition from gastrointestinal diseases.
- Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including enteral stents, biliary stents, banding of esophageal varices, small bowel enteroscopy, endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic ultrasound.
- Minimally invasive anti-reflux procedures for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Testing for GI motility disorders, including chronic constipation. Tests include radionuclide gastric and intestinal transit studies, 24-hour pH monitoring, esophageal, gastroduodenal and colonic motility, ambulatory motility recordings and provocative testing for non-cardiac chest pain.
Seek medical attention if you are experiencing:
- Abdominal discomfort
- Unintentional weight loss
- Vomiting and nausea
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Difficulty swallowing
• Loss of appetite