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Medithics - Gastroenterology Department
Gastroenterology deals with the human digestive system, the liver & the gastrointestinal(GI) tract comprising of stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, etc. and its disorders. It is different from gastrology which is focused only on the stomach and stomach diseases. Gastroenterologists in Kolkata provide diagnosis and treatments of diseases and abnormal functions of the liver, stomach, rectum, colon, esophagus, gallbladder, bile ducts, small intestine and pancreas. A Senior Gastroenterologist is part of Medithics team of doctors. Medithics offers quality services to diagnose and treat gastroenterology problems with efficiency. Any signs and symptoms of several gastroenterological problems should not be neglected and treated right away by a good gastroenterologist in Kolkata.
Meet Our Doctors
DR. JOY MUKHERJEE
DR. SWASTIK AGARWAL
|MD (AIIMS, DM Hepatology (PGIMER), Fellow in Liver Transplant & EUS (UK), Consultant Hepatologist & Liver Transplant Physician, Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Endoscopist
Our Key Treatments
A colonoscopy is a procedure used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum with the help of a camera fitted narrow tube which is inserted through the rectum.
An endoscopy is a procedure where organs inside your body are examined using an instrument called an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at one end that is inserted via your mouth.
Liver disease is any mal-functioning of liver that causes illness. Treatment depends on the type of liver disease.
Abdominal pain is pain that can happen anywhere between the chest and pelvic region. Abdominal pain can be with cramps or dull or sharp. Diseases that affect the organs in the abdomen can cause abdominal pain.
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A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. If necessary, polyps or other types of abnormal tissue can be removed through the scope during a colonoscopy. Tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken during a colonoscopy as well.
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, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor. During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine. This procedure is called sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy depending on how far up the colon is examined.
Finding the cause and extent of liver damage is important in guiding treatment. Your doctor is likely to start with a health history and thorough physical examination. Your doctor may then recommend:
- Blood Tests : A group of blood tests called liver function tests can be used to diagnose liver disease. Other blood tests can be done to look for specific liver problems or genetic conditions.
- Imaging Tests : An ultrasound, CT scan and MRI can show liver damage.
- Checking a tissue sample : Removing a tissue sample (biopsy) from your liver may help diagnose liver disease and look for signs of liver damage. A liver biopsy is most often done using a long needle inserted through the skin to extract a tissue sample that's sent to a lab for testing.
Treatment for liver disease depends on your diagnosis. Some liver problems can be treated with lifestyle modifications, such as stopping alcohol use or losing weight, typically as part of a medical program that includes careful monitoring of liver function. Other liver problems may be treated with medications or may require surgery. Treatment for liver disease that causes or has led to liver failure may ultimately require a liver transplant.
Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be crampy, achy, dull, intermittent or sharp. It’s also called a stomachache. Inflammation or diseases that affect the organs in the abdomen can cause abdominal pain. Major organs located in the abdomen include:
- 1. Intestines (small and large)
- 2. Kidneys
- 3. Appendix (a part of the large intestine)
- 4. Spleen
- 5. Stomach
- 6. Gallbladder
- 7. Liver
- 8. Pancreas
Viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections that affect the stomach and intestines may also cause significant abdominal pain.