With the 24X7 available services of the renowned doctors in this departments these problems related to the digestive system of the body like pancreas, gall bladder, liver etc… are treated every day with emergency situation handling capability of these hospitals are known world over. These emergencies include blood coming out with vomiting, blood in Stools, black stool, severe abdominal pain, severe uncontrollable diarrhoea, persistent hiccoughs, etc… We perform more than 800 endoscopic procedures in a month. The upper endoscopy is performed by inserting a thin fibre optic tube through the mouth and it gives us information as to the percentage of ulcers in food pipe, stomach or upper small intestine.
Special kind of upper endoscopy is called as ERCP in which obstruction to the flow of bile by stones or cancers can be tackled by removing the stones and/ or inserting in plastic or metallic stents. Colonoscope is inserted through the rectum to see the large intestine and last part of small intestine. It is used to evaluate patients with constipation, long standing loose stools, passage of blood in stools and screening for cancer of large intestine. Endoscopy departments has capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy to look at part of intestines which are not reachable through the routine upper and lower endoscope. As most of the endoscopy procedures under sedation, there is no discomfort whatsoever to the patient .