Apollo Gastroenterology Expertise
The Institutes of Gastroenterology at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata are dedicated to the management of diseases of the digestive and hepatobiliary systems in children and adults. The Institutes offer expert care in both Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology. The Institutes possess modern state of art equipment backed by advanced intensive care units.
Gastroenterology essentially addresses diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. The functioning of the entire digestive system, both related to the passage of food through the digestive canal to the physiological processes of food digestion, absorption and elimination come under the purview of this specialty.
It includes the medical and surgical treatment of diseases such as colon polyps, gastrointestinal cancer, jaundice, cirrhosis of the liver, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis, etc.
- The latest Endoscopic procedures are done for gastrointestinal bleed, gastrointestinal cancers, foreign body removal etc. Endosonography and Capsule Endoscopy are available too.
- The Gastrointestinal surgeons manage major gastrointestinal surgical problems of the intestines, pancreas and hepatobiliary tract [liver and gallbladder] including cancers, many of them through Minimal Access surgery.
- Our comprehensive Liver Transplant programme is well known for its highly successful adult and pediatric Liver Transplant programmes and cutting edge hepatobiliary procedures. Disorders of the pancreas as well as pancreatic and intestinal transplants are also performed.