It is believed that for good health, proper functioning of the digestive system is very important. Nowadays, lifestyle changes, living patterns, and unhealthy diet has led to an increase in the occurrence of diseases of digestive systems. Some of the common conditions associated with the digestive system are Gallstones, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and Haemorrhoids.
Gastro Sciences is a super specialty branch wherein the health issues of the digestive system (including all organs along the alimentary canal) are addressed.
The Department of Gastro Sciences at CK Birla RBH has a team of expert doctors, surgeons, consultants, technicians, and nurses who work together to provide all services related to the treatment of gastrointestinal and digestive diseases using the state-of-the-art equipment. Moreover, the department is supported with round-the-clock functional modern Operation theatres, general wards, Trauma Intensive Care Units (TICU), High Dependency Units (HDU), Intensive Care Units (ICU), and Endoscopy suites that are well-supplied with Critical Care and Anaesthesia to manage the challenging gastrointestinal problems.
Endoscopic Variceal Banding
It is a non-invasive, ligation technique wherein the endoscopes having special cameras, tiny instruments, and elastic rings are inserted inside the gastrointestinal tract. The cameras help in providing real-time pictures of the affected part and in placing the rings (seen as rubber bands) around the affected veins to treat esophageal varices with high chances of rupturing.
Intraoperative Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The surgeons use the endoscopy techniques before starting their surgical procedure to improve the results by providing the needed clinical information. It helps in the instantaneous inspection of fundoplication (carried for gastro-esophageal reflux) and aids in addressing the technical deficiencies.
Biliary Stenting: In the treatment completely or partially blocked bile duct, a specially designed plastic or metallic tube called a biliary stent is used by the doctors to allow the duct to remain open. This restores the flow of bilirubin into the duodenum, thereby helping in the digestion process.
Gastrointestinal Stent Endoscopic Sphincterotomy (EST)
In this procedure, the stones are taken out from the common bile duct using a special metallic tube (stent) to keep the duct open.
The gastrointestinal surgical team treats the abdominal problems by performing conventional or laparoscopic surgeries for esophagus, cardiomyopathy, fundoplication, and esophagectomy.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a diagnostic and treatment method used for diseases of the biliary system, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
It is a medicinal branch that focuses only on liver diseases and their related conditions.
It is an imaging technique that makes use of radiations to produce images of the internal body system. These high-quality images help in diagnosing diseases and injuries and also carry out different interventional medical procedures. It helps in diagnosing and treating cancer and other health conditions without performing major surgeries.
This unit of the department focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of malignant conditions of the esophagus, biliary tract, liver, small intestine, pancreas, gall bladder, colon, anus, and rectum.
Minimal Access Surgery
Nowadays, this is the common approach for treating a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions such as diaphragmatic hernias and for performing anti-reflux procedures. It involves the use of laparoscopy that requires the making of small incisions rather than long cuts, thereby making the overall procedure less painful and allowing quick recovery and minimum complications.
This includes surgery for abdominal injuries. The most commonly performed operations are of the pancreas, liver, lumen of the alimentary canal (i.e. from the esophagus to rectum), and biliary tract. Our experts also deal with the correction of surgical complications.
GI surgery department atRBH is recognized as the center of excellence for advanced laparoscopic, gastrointestinal, bariatric and metabolic surgeries.
The department has a special focus on complex hernia surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, bariatric surgery, Whipple surgery, and other complex gastro surgery.Our Department of Gastro-Intestinal Surgery at RBH has state-of-the-art advanced modular laparoscopic theatre equipped with facilities to carry out all emergency and elective Gastro-Intestinal surgeries. The Department of GI surgery provides facilities to carry out the whole spectrum of GI, liver & pancreatic surgeries like cancer of esophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Gall bladder, liver and pancreas along with bariatric Surgeries. All the surgeries are successfully and regularly performed laparoscopically also.
We perform various basic and complex surgeries including-
Bariatric / Metabolic Surgeries
Other GI Surgeries
Emergency Gastro Care
A well-equipped paramedic ambulance team offers the preliminary care in any Gastro-Intestinal emergencies, including Gl bleeding & acute abdominal pain. A highly experienced emergency team well trained for the initial resuscitation of the patient supports the RBH emergency department.
Laparoscopy has become a gold standard for treatment of many abdominal problems. The department is routinely doing most of the basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. The advantages of laparoscopy are fast recovery, less post-operative pain, minimal blood loss, less hospital stay, better cosmetic results and early return to work.
Basic laparoscopic procedures performed are:
Bariatric Surgery is also known as Weight loss surgery. Bariatric Surgery limits the amount of food the stomach can hold or limits the absorption of nutrients causing the body to lose a considerable amount of weight. Bariatric Surgery has provided the longest period of sustained weight loss for patients for whom all other therapies have failed. Along with obesity, it also treats other co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension,dylipedimia ,obstructive sleep apnoea and certain other ailments.
Jaipur,17th March 2018. CK Birla Hospital RBH Jaipur has launched Rajasthan’s First state- of- 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 tests 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 diarrhoea. pH Metry test – For identifying the cause of various symptoms like heartburn, 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 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 chronic and critical health conditions and diseases such high-end tests are also categorized anatomically, physiologically and biochemically. Then he said that today medical fraternity uses common diagnostic tests like CT scan, MRI, Barium test and sonography to diagnose and identify gastrointestinal problems like obstruction in the intestine, cyst, cancer, T.B and many others. Even endoscopy procedure is used for digestive tract problems like ulcers, chronic constipation and others. But, unfortunately, till today, tests related to gastrointestinal functional diseases were not available in Rajasthan. Moreover, the provision for such high-end tests 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.
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