Examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract using a flexible video-endoscope
A. Diagnostic – for disorders like acid-peptic disease, H. pylori infection, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, cancers of the esophagus and stomach.
B. Therapeutic – for management of emergencies like variceal bleeding (procedures like sclerotherapy, variceal banding), endoscopic therapy for bleeding peptic ulcer by injection, application of hemoclips or thermal current, placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube or jejunostomy as a feeding device for neurologically impaired individuals or those who are unable to swallow. We also perform endotherapy for early cancers and place stents for palliation of obstructive malignant lesions.
Examination of the lower gastrointestinal tract using a flexible video-endoscope.
A. Diagnostic – for disorders like polyps, cancers, strictures, bleeding sites, diverticuli.
B. Therapeutic – for management of colonic obstruction with stenting, endotherapy for lower gastrointestinal bleeding, and polypectomy.
This procedure involves treating various Biliary-pancreatic disorders. These include obstructive jaundice caused by common bile duct stones (extraction of the stones) or relieving obstruction in biliary-pancreatic cancers by placement of plastic or metal stents. ERCP also aids in obtaining tumor tissue cytology / biopsy from the bile duct to confirm the diagnosis in suspected cases of malignancy. helpful in procuring tissue for examination. It aids in difficult biliary and pancreatic therapeutic endoscopic procedures.