Gastroenterology is the study of medicine dealing with the human digestive system and disorders. It involves the diagnosis and treatments of diseases and abnormal functions of the stomach, rectum, colon, esophagus, gallbladder, liver, bile ducts, small intestine and pancreas.

Doctors who study Gastroenterology are called Gastroenterologists. They are involved in the complete understanding of the normal functions of gastrointestinal organs from the mouth to the anus, absorption and digestion of nutrients in the body, movement of foods through the stomach and intestine and removal of waste in the form of excreta and urine from the system.

The common diseases related to Gastroenterology are gastroensophageal influx, cancer and colon polyps, colitis, peptic ulcer disease, biliary tract, hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, biliary tract disease, gallbladder, nutritional problems, pancreatitis and irritable bowel system.

Procedures Involved

There are a variety of advanced non-surgical procedures involved to treat gastroenterological diseases like eliminating tumours from inaccessible areas of the human body, evaluating and treating different types of tumours in the liver and gastrointestinal tract and providing minimally invasive techniques for selected patients.

Capsule endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Colectomy, Cecostomy, Colostomy, Esophageal Stent procedure, Endoscopy Pseudocyst Drainage, UGI endoscopy Gastric banding surgery are some of the common Gastroenterological procedures performed.

Capsule Endoscopy is an advanced procedure that uses a wireless tiny camera to see your digestive tract for evaluation of diseases. Another procedure, Colonoscopy, allows your doctor to examine the internal tract of the large intestine for ulcers, tumours, colon polyps and inflammation.

Gastroenterologists use an esophageal stent, a kind of flexible mesh tube to allow foods to travel smoothly from your mouth to the stomach. Another most popular procedure, called upper gastrointestinal endoscopy lets your doctor examine the inside lining of the esophagus, the first part of the small intestine and your stomach to track diseases.

Gastroenterologists provide high quality and comprehensive care for patients suffering from a range of gastrointestinal treatments. The diseases are best treated with a more complete, thorough and accurate care for gastrointestinal conditions in patients.

Gastroenterology Treatments

Capsule Endoscopy (Inpatients)

Capsule Endoscopy is performed as an inpatient procedure on patients who show signs of chronic stomach pain and bleeding in bowel movements. The procedure involves inserting a tiny camera fitted in a capsule into the small intestine to diagnose any swelling, extra growth and ...

Colonoscopy (full Length)

Colonoscopy procedure involves passing a flexible and lighted viewing tube through the rectum, anus and through the entire length of the large intestine and sometimes in lower parts of the small intestine to examine any evidence of diseases. The symptoms of Colonoscopy are ...

Endoscopy (UGI Endoscopy)

UGI Endoscopy, also called upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, allows the doctor to look for inflammations, ulcers bleeding, infections or tumours in the inner lining of the esophagus, first part of the small intestine and your stomach. A small viewing tool called endoscope is ...

Endoscopy Pseudocyst Drainage

The procedure of Endoscopy Pseudocyst drainage uses endoscopic ultrasound to examine any pancreatic cysts and treat the same. Generally, cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop in the pancreas. Your doctor uses an endoscopic technique to assess the type of cysts in the ...

ERCP (Diagnostic)

ERCP diagnostic procedure uses a special instrument, called endoscope that has a camera at the end to visually examine the internals of your digestive system. The procedure is performed to diagnose diseases of the biliary system, gallbladder, liver and pancreas. Generally, ERCP ...

Escophageal Stenting

The procedure makes swallowing of foods easier. It uses an esophageal stent (a kind of flexible mesh tube), which is placed inside the esophagus to create a wider space for foods to pass. Your doctor advices when to start eating and drinking after the stent is placed. Usually, ...


Sigmoidoscopy, also known as flexible sigmoidoscopy allows the doctor to view the inside of the sigmoid colon. A tube is inserted with a camera fitted to its end that allows visual evaluation of the sigmoid colon. The symptoms of Sigmoidoscopy are rectal bleeding, unexplained ...