BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital conducts treatments and surgeries for all kinds of disorders related to the biliary tract, pancreas, liver and the gastrointestinal tract. Surgeries and endoscopes for a wide range of problems such as stone removal, elimination of foreign bodies, abdominal TB among others are successfully conducted here.

Gastroenterology

Signs and Symptoms

  • Dyspepsia: Acidity, heartburn, regurgitation
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Pain in abdomen/stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating or distention of stomach
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • GI Cancer

Hepatology (Liver diseases)

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Autoimmune
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Portal Hypertension

Endoscopy

• Upper GI Endoscopy

Procedure: Upper GI Endoscopy procedure involves introduction of a flexible pipe fitted with a light and camera through the mouth internally. It is useful to visualize the inner part of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. It is also possible to take biopsy from any abnormality that is picked up. The total duration of the procedure may last between 5 to 15 mins depending on the complexity of the procedure undertaken. It is done under sedation and/or local anaesthesia. The patient is usually asked to remain on an empty stomach also known as nil by mouth for 6 hours prior to the procedure for solid intake and 2 hours empty stomach for liquids.

• Colonoscopy

Procedure: The colonoscopy procedure involves introduction of a flexible pipe fitted with a light and camera through the anus internally. It is useful to visualize the inner part of the colon and some part of small intestine. It is also possible to take biopsy from any abnormality that is picked up. The total duration of the procedure may last between 15 to 40 mins depending on the complexity of the procedure undertaken. It is done under sedation. The patient is usually asked to remain on an empty stomach and a special liquid formula to empty the bowel will be given beforehand.

• ERCP: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Procedure: The ERCP: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography procedure involves introduction of a flexible pipe fitted with a light and camera through the mouth internally. It is useful to visualize the inner part of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. It helps to treat diseases of bile duct and pancreas. It is also possible to take biopsy from any abnormality that is picked up. The total duration of the procedure may last between 30 to 60 mins depending on the complexity of the procedure undertaken. It is done under sedation or anaesthesia. The patient is usually asked to remain on an empty stomach for 6 hours prior to the procedure for solid intake and 2 hours empty stomach for liquids.

• Capsule Endoscopy

• PEG Tube Insertion

 

GI Surgeries

  • Sigmoidoscopy Procedure
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • GERD Treatment
  • Liver Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendicitis Treatment
  • Liver Cirrhosis Treatment
  • Proctoscopy Procedure
  • Exploratory Laparotomy for intestinal obstruction / GI performation 
  • Abdominal trauma Surgery
  • Gastro intestinal stromal tumor
  • Colonic diverticulitis
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary surgeries

FAQs

Patients are asked not to take any meals for at least 6 hours prior to a planned upper GI endoscopy. Tea and fruit juices are also not allowed in the 6 hour period. Clear liquids, eg: water may be taken till 2 hours prior to an endoscopy.
You can resume your diet after 30 mins of an endoscopy. If sedation has been used, you have to wait for up to 2 hours. You will be informed about the resume of diet once the procedure is over.
It is natural to feel some anxiety prior to an endoscopy. An upper endoscopy done via the mouth can be done with or without sedation. It does not cause pain, but may cause some discomfort and nausea. Local (throat) anaesthesia is given in all cases. Additionally, further sedatives can also be provided. A colonoscopy is always done with sedation or anaesthesia.
An endoscopy usually results in discomfort, fullness, nausea and sensation of retching. Pain is uncommon and some soreness in throat maybe expected.
Yes, endoscopy is safe for children. There are special instruments for children as they have smaller diameter of their digestive system. They usually undergo endoscopy in sedation The Gastrointestinal Sciences unit has all the latest equipment’s to conduct various complex surgeries for cancers, bypass and re-sections. It also specializes in Bariatric surgery to treat cure morbid obesity.