CK Birla Hospital RBH Jaipur has launched the Rajasthan’s First state-of-the-art Gastro Physiology Lab. Dr.Abhinav Sharma, Director, Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology said,”such high-end G.I. Physiology test would help in diagnosing G.I, functional diseases with great ease and clear results. The machine incorporated is fully computerized and is painless due to its patient friendly design. This lab definitely is going to serve as an advantage for patients with Gastrointestinal problems.”
The main highlights of this lab are its Breath tests, pH metry and manometry test through which various G.I. functional diseases can be diagnosed easily and quickly.

Breath Test – Used for people with symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, distention, flatulence and diarrhea.

pH Metry test – For identifying the cause of various symptoms like heart burn, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), such as chest pain, chronic cough and asthma.

Manometry – For people with symptoms like difficulty and pain in swallowing, heartburn, food coming back in throat, vomiting and indigestion in children.
Dr. Abhinav Sharma explained that as the study of the human body is based on the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry science, similarly intestine is divided into gastrointestinal anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. To detect and diagnose the chronic and critical health conditions and diseases such hi-end tests are also categorized anatomically, physiologically and biochemically.

Then he said that today medical fraternity uses common diagnostic test like CT scan, MRI, Barium test and sonography to diagnose and identify gastrointestinal problems like obstruction in intestine, cyst, cancer, T.B and many others. Even endoscopy procedure is used for digestive tract problem like ulcers, chronic constipation and others. But, unfortunately, till today test related to gastrointestinal functional diseases were not available in Rajasthan. Moreover, the provision for such high-end test in India is only available in selected cities. But, now at CK Birla hospital RBH Rajasthan’s first G.I.physiology lab has been launched to overcome this problem.

Dr.Anil Kumar Jangid, Consultant Gastroenterology said about the time duration taken for each test. Like, Manometry test takes about 15 to 30 minutes, breath test about 2 to 4 hours and pH metry around 24 hours.
Hospital medical superintendent Dr.Vikram Singh Chauhan said that from beginning CK Birla hospital is incorporated with state-of-the-art technology in order to ensure high standards in clinical and service excellence. The vision of the hospital is to make available latest technology in healthcare sector for the benefits of the people of Rajasthan that too at an affordable price. He said that this Gastro Physiology Lab would serve like a boon for gastrointestinal patients and help them take better treatment in which diagnosis or clinical findings was not possible through endoscopy and other conventional tests.

The inauguration of the Gastro Physiology Lab was done with ribbon cutting ceremony by the Chairman of the Neurosciences of the hospital Dr. Suresh Gupta. The ceremony was attended by the hospital’s Medical superintendent Dr.Vikram Singh Chauhan, Dr. Sushil Kalra, Director – Internal Medicine, Urology & Kidney Transplant Department Director – Dr.Devendra Sharma, Anesthesia Department Dr.Atul Purohit and other senior consultants.

About Rukmani Birla Hospitals:
RBH (Rukmani Birla Hospital) is a 230 bed NABH Accredited multi-speciality hospital offering comprehensive in-patient and out-patient services in Jaipur. Laid on three key principles — Clinical Excellence, Ethical Conduct and a Patient Centric approach, this multi-specialty facility caters to the patients’ need and makes sure that they and their families are being well looked after by a team of efficient doctors, caring and vigilant nurses, and an organized Medical service support