Gastro Sciences
Gastro Sciences is the branch of medical science focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty. Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.
Hepatology or hepatobiliary medicine, encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree, while proctology encompasses the fields of anus and rectum diseases. These are traditionally considered sub-specialties of gastroenterology.

At Charnock Hospital, we provide Comprehensive Gastrointestinal (GI) services through an Experienced team of Gastroenterologist and state-of-the-art facilities. We also provide consultation, management and treatment of complex GI conditions. We use a full range of Endoscopic and Colonoscopic procedures and Diagnostic tests to evaluate and treat a large array of Gastrointestinal problems like GI Rectum Bleeding, Piles , Heart Burn and other Acid Reflux Symptoms, Jaundice management etc.
 

DIAGNOSIS & PROCEDURES

Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It can provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected colorectal cancer lesions.
Colonoscopy is similar to Sigmoidoscopy—the difference being related to which parts of the colon each can examine. A colonoscopy allows an examination of the entire colon whereas a sigmoidoscopy allows an examination of the distal portion of the colon.
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, the Doctor can view pictures of our digestive tract on a color TV monitor.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy andfluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. Through the endoscope, the physician can see the inside of the stomach and duodenum, and injects a contrast medium into the ducts in the biliary tree andpancreas so they can be seen on radiographs.
ERCP is used primarily to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile ducts and main pancreatic duct including gallstones, inflammatory strictures (scars), leaks (from trauma and surgery) and cancer. ERCP can be performed for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons, although the development of safer and relatively non-invasive investigations such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and endoscopic ultrasound has meant that ERCP is now rarely performed without therapeutic intent.

A liver biopsy is a procedure in which a small needle is inserted into the liver to collect a tissue sample. This is performed as an office or outpatient procedure or during surgery. The tissue is then analyzed in a laboratory to help doctors diagnose a variety of disorders and diseases in the liver.

 
INFRASTRUCTURE AND TREATMENT OFFERED

• High end ERCP, Endoscopy Unit with latest APC technology
• Endoscopic polypectomy , recent management for GI bleeding , rectal bleeding
• Fibroscan of liver
• Biliary stenting , esophageal stenting
• Recent management for esophageal stricture due to corrosive injury
• Foreign body removal from stomach
• Management for swallowing difficulty, pain abdomen
• Capsule endoscopy
• Minimally Invasive GI Surgery
• Current Therapy in Pancreatitis
• Liver problems including jaundice , cirrhosis , ascites , hepatitis


Gastro Sciences