Names of our Departments
Dr. Abhiram Paranjape,, MD (Medicine), DM, DNB (Gastroenterology) is In-charge of the Department. Department provides outpatient consultation as well as inpatient facilities for treatment of diseases of Liver and Digestive Diseases. Department is well supported by Surgical,Intensive Care, Radiology and Pathology Services to handle complicated cases needing multi-disciplinary team approach. Department also provides diagnostic and therapeutic Upper and Lower Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy Services.
The division is functional since the inception of the new building in 1986 and has grown since then. The mission is to provide a comprehensive gastroenterology service with the help of modern technology and a humane touch. The gastroenterology section has been ranked amongst top 10 departments in the country consistently.
Medical Gastroenterology and HepatologyThe department deals with various medical problems in gastroenterology in the outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services setting. The doctors have expertise in the management of the full spectrum of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatico-biliary diseases. This includes, but is not restricted to, disorders like inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption syndrome, gastrointestinal bleed, chronic diarrhea, constipation, peptic ulcer, reflux disease, acute liver failure, chronic liver disease (viral, alcoholic and others), portal hypertension, bilio-pancreatic disorders and malignancies.
Pediatric GastroenterologyThis is a subspecialty in medical gastroenterology that deals with children suffering from various disorders like chronic constipation, Hirschsprung's disease, malabsorption syndrome, acute viral hepatitis, inborn errors of metabolism, Wilson's disease, pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases.
Interventional GastroenterologyWe have a well-equipped endoscopy department where diagnostic, therapeutic as well as emergency procedures in gastroenterology are performed. We also perform procedures like percutaneous and transjugular liver biopsy, HVPG monitoring and TIPSS placement. The procedures most commonly performed include
Examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract using a flexible video-endoscope.
Diagnostic - for disorders like acid-peptic disease, H. pylori infection, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, cancers of the esophagus and stomach.
Therapeutic - for management of emergencies like variceal bleeding (procedures like sclerotherapy, varicealbanding), endoscopic therapy for bleeding peptic ulcer by injection, application of hemoclips or thermal current, placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube or jejunostomy as a feeding device for neurologically impaired individuals or those who are unable to swallow. We also perform endotherapy for early cancers and place stents for palliation of obstructive malignant lesions.
Examination of the lower gastrointestinal tract using a flexible video-endoscope.
Diagnostic - for disorders like polyps, cancers, strictures, bleeding sites, diverticuli.
Therapeutic - for management of colonic obstruction with stenting, endotherapy for lower gastrointestinal bleeding, and polypectomy.
ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography):
EUS - Endoscopic ultrasonography:
M.D ,D.M,D.N.B (Gastroenterology)