Bariatric Surgery: Myths & Facts
Dr. Surendra Jasti
Jun 01, 2022
Gastroenterology focuses on the entire digestive system which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts as well as liver and anus. The disorders afflicting all these organs from top to bottom are so extensive that it requires comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Expert gastroenterologists at Manipal Hospitals’ Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology are at the top of their game in this domain.
Since this department diagnoses and treats the vast gamut of digestive disorders, we are proud to have outstanding gastroenterologists, endoscopy specialists, and minimal invasive surgeons to tend to the most intriguing of cases. So whether it is colitis, gastritis, bile reflux or even cirrhosis, acute liver failure, esophageal cancer and so on, our experts are enabled by our state of the art diagnostic and surgical technology to prescribe the most effective treatment protocols.
Acute pancreatitis occurs due to a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It may be mild or life threatening but usually subsides. Gallstones and excessive alcohol consumption are the main causes for acute pancreatitis and one experiences severe abdominal pain. Surgery may be needed if complications such as infection, cysts or bleeding occur. If gallstones…
OGD or Oesophago-gastro Duodenoscopy is a visual examination of the lining of your oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.
It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to detect gastrointestinal diseases. The procedure is performed using a specialized endoscope that projects sound waves of high frequency to produce detailed images of the digestive tract, lymph nodes, chest, liver, and pancreas. The procedure is largely diagnostic in nature and helps to detect…
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems.
Manometry is a test used to identify problems with movement and pressure in the oesophagus. Manometry measures the strength and muscle coordination of the oesophagus while swallowing.
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine/colon and rectum.
This diagnostic procedure is performed to take a closer look at the liver and spleen to identify any abnormalities. The procedure involves a radioactive dye or contrast material that is absorbed by the liver, spleen and bone marrow. A scan is then done to identify where the radioactive elements have collected, producing an image of dense radioactivity…
Manipal Hospitals' gastroenterologists are highly diverse, and their exceptional range of expertise allows patients to be part of innovative surgeries and practices that are, in some cases, not available anywhere else in India, as the latest in endoscopic procedures that examine and treat problems of the digestive tract, with minimized impact on surrounding tissues. Providing unparalleled care to all types of the digestive tract and liver problems with a multi-disciplinary approach, Manipal Hospitals' department of gastrointestinal sciences scope of practice extends to robotic surgery, minimally invasive endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, and endoscopic ultrasonography and pediatric gastroenterology.
With cutting edge technologies, and practices in Gastrointestinal Sciences, Manipal Hospitals has been the most comprehensive caregiver in the state for all types of gastro and hepatic disorder like Acute liver failure, Appendicitis, Bile duct stones, Bile reflux, Celiac disease, Chronic pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Clostridium difficile infection, Constipation, Crohn's disease, Diverticular disease, Diverticulitis, Dysphagia, Endoscopic submucosal dissection, Endoscopic ultrasound, Enlarged spleen, Esophageal cancer, Esophageal motility studies, Esophageal ulcer, Esophageal varices, Esophagitis, Faecal incontinence, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux, Giardiasis, Gilberts syndrome, Heartburn, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome, Lactose intolerance, Lymphocytic colitis, Mesenteric ischemia, Microscopic colitis, Pancreatic cysts, Pancreatitis, Poem, Travellers diarrhoea, Ulcerative colitis, Viral hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Your first visit will allow your gastroenterologist to evaluate your symptoms. As part of that consultation, your gastroenterologist may request additional tests or procedures, such as blood tests, imaging studies, or endoscopic examinations for diagnosis or treatment.
A number of factors are responsible. Presently, stress, untimely food, outside food, adulteration of foods, alcohol and smoking contributes to most of the issues.
The fissure is a small tear in the anal region. Pain bleed will be there and will be intolerable to pain. Hemorrhoids are dilated veins in the rectum. Bleeding will be painless and after defecation. The pain will be there only if there is a clot in hemorrhoids.
Ingestion of contaminated food or water causes food poisoning. It can cause vomiting or diarrhoea or both. Fever may present or absent. Sometimes it will be associated with blood in stools. If you feel any of the given symptoms then consult the best gastroenterologist in Bangalore near you.
It is recommended to perform 30-40 minutes of aerobics, walking, jogging, swimming, etc. that helps stabilize the gut motility. Yoga helps with mental balance and specific Yoga poses to manage constipation. Yoga helps in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
The pancreas is abdominal organ located below stomach nearer to spine. It helps in digestion and is the organ involved in insulin production. Infection of pancreas is called pancreatitis. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever and distension. Important causes include excessive alcohol intake, gallstones, drug, etc.
Hepatitis is infection of liver. It can be from alcohol, viruses and autoimmune diseases. It can be of two types – Acute and Chronic. Acute hepatitis is self-limited and the patient recovers without any residual disease in particular time. Chronic hepatitis may progress to cirrhosis and sometimes lead to hepatocellular cancer (liver cancer).
Almost 30% of population may suffer from GERD. It is mainly due to relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the junction between esophagus (food pipe) and stomach. Symptoms include heartburn, reflux, chronic cough, water brash, etc. Proper meal timing, avoidance of precipitating food, alcohol and smoking abstinence with medication as advised by gastroenterologist relieves symptoms. Surgery is needed sometimes.
Jaundice per se is a symptom. Lots of diseases present as jaundice. The disease needs to be evaluated. It can range from blood cell defects to cancers, so if a person has jaundice, he needs to consult a physician for evaluation of cause by which proper treatment can be planned.
Broadly speaking, there are no food restrictions. Food restriction if there any are based on the underlying disease. Unnecessary food restriction will cause more weakness and result in more time for disease remission as the patient will miss the benefits of a healthy diet, which is very much necessary for recovery.
Previously it used to be said that the taking 30 mL of alcohol daily is good for heart and regulates cholesterol, but recent studies observed that it might not be beneficial. If you have any doubt about the daily alcohol intake then ask the best gastroenterologist at Bangalore, Manipal Hospitals.
Digestive conditions can be frustrating and worrying, and it reduces the quality of life. Manipal Hospitals stand for quick recovery through the least invasive, most appropriate, and advanced treatment available. Contact us to know more about digestive and liver problems and book an appointment with one of our gastrointestinal specialists today.