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Medical Gastroenterology

Clinical focus
We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of patients with various gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

The various diseases being treated in this department include:
 Viral hepatitis B and C
 Alcoholic liver disease
 Inflammatory bowel disease
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease
 Acute and chronic pancreatitis
 Malabsorption and chronic diarrhoea
 Gastrointestinal cancers
 Gallstone related disease
 Gastrointestinal infections including tuberculosis
 Peptic ulcer disease

Unique Services:
The Department of Gastroenterology is well-equipped with state-of-the-art, latest, upper and lower GI endoscopes and availability of digital documentation of patient details. Therapeutic Upper and Lower GI endoscopy procedures being done at the department include:
Endoscopic varices ligation (Banding)
Oesophageal stricture dilatation
Stenting of malignant esophageal strictures
Treatment of Achalasia cardia
Treatment of bleeding peptic ulcers
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
Gastric variceal glue injection
Endoscopic removal of foreign bodies
Dilatation of strictures

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio - Pancreatograpy) is a unique service being offered by the Department of Gastroenterology. The various applications of ERCP in patient care include:
Non - surgical management of common bile duct stones
Biliary and pancreatic ductal stenting
Management of Biliary Ascariasis
Biliary metal stenting for bile duct cancers
Dilatation and stenting of bile duct stricture

Stone Removal.
Stent Placement.
Stricture Dilatation.

Pancreatic Stenting.
Stone Removal.

Endoscopic Ultrasound
Staging Esophageal Tumors.
Diagnosis Submucosal Lesions
Diagnosis Pancreatico Biliary Disease

Approved by Tamil Nadu chief minister’s health insurance scheme. Diseases covered:
Acute pancreatitis
Obscure GI bleed
Cirrhosis with hepatic encephalopathy and HRS
Corrosive Esophageal injury,
Chronic pancreatitis
Biliary strictures- stent, leaks
Sclerosing cholangitis
Esophageal perforations
Esophageal varices- Banding and sclerotherapy,
Gastric varices

Community work (CAMPS CONDUCTED)
TN Indian society of Gastroenterology camp, Feb 2014.
Hepatitis B and C community screening camps July 2013 (world hepatitis day).
Hepatitis B and C community screening camps July 2012 (world hepatitis day).

Outpatient Services
The Out-Patient service is provided on all days from Monday to Saturdays on the second-floor Main Block, D2 OPD and also provides Endoscopic Services on all working days in the Endoscopy room located at 1stfloor F1 endoscopy area.