Speciality – Gastroenterology

Hubli | Gadag | Chikmagalur | Mysore | Koppal

Gastroenterology at SECURE Hospital

The secure hospital is one of the best Karnataka’s gastro centers. The Gastroenterology Department is responsible for treating disorders of the digestive and hepatobiliary systems both in children and adults. Gastroenterologist surgeons provide both medical and surgical gastroenterology. The department is equipped with cutting-edge technology and superior intensive care units.

The esophageal, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver are covered under gastroenterology. This specialization is focused on the functioning of the entire digestive system, from the passage of food through the digestive canal through the physiological processes of food digestion, absorption, and elimination.

It includes diseases such as colon polyps, gastrointestinal cancer, jaundice, liver cirrhosis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis, and so on.


Gastroenterology Diseases And Conditions:

Gastroenterology essentially addresses diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. The functioning of the entire digestive system, both related to the passage of food through the digestive canal to the physiological processes of food digestion, absorption and elimination come under the purview of this specialty.

It includes the medical and surgical treatment of diseases such as colon polyps, gastrointestinal cancer, jaundice, cirrhosis of the liver, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis, etc.


Endoscopic treatments are used to treat gastrointestinal bleeds, gastrointestinal cancers, and foreign body removal, among other things.

Our gastroenterology doctor handles primary treatments, including gastrointestinal surgical disorders including the intestines, pancreas, and hepatobiliary system [liver and gallbladder], as well as cancers, with many of these operations being undertaken using Minimal Access surgery.


  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography

Diseases & Conditions:

  • Appendicitis
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Cholecystitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hernia
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Upper GI Endoscopy :

Upper GI Endoscopy is a technique that involves viewing the upper GI tract with a flexible endoscope. The esophagus, stomach, and duodenum — the first section of the small intestine – make up the upper GI tract.

  • Argon plasma coagulation is used to treat diffused mucosal bleed (APC)
  • Broadening of a clogged food pipe (Balloon dilation of stricture and achalasia cardia)
  • Metallic stenting of constricted food pipe or stomach segments
  • Polyps are removed (polypectomy)
  • Developing an alternate route for feeding straight to the stomach (PEG) or the small intestine (PEG-J)
  • Draining fluid accumulation via the stomach (Cystogastrostomy) in pancreatitis patients
How Is Upper GI Endoscopy Performed?

Patients lie on their backs or sides on an examination table throughout the process. An endoscope is gently inserted into the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum. A tiny camera attached to the endoscope sends a visual image to a video monitor, allowing for a close study of the intestinal lining. The stomach and duodenum are inflated with air through the endoscope to make them easier to see. The doctor can do biopsies, control bleeding, and remove abnormal growths using special instruments that slip through the endoscope.

What Problems Can Upper GI Endoscopy Detect?
  • Upper GI endoscopy can be used to diagnose abdominal discomfort.
  • Nausea
  • Nomiting
  • Experiencing troubles swallowing
  • Reflux of the stomach
  • Uncertain cause of weight loss
  • Anaemia
  • Bleeding in the upper small intestine
  • It can be utilised for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Ulcers are detected with a diagnostic upper GI endoscopy.
  • Unusual growths
  • Obstruction\Inflammation
  • Hiatal hernia bleeding tissue samples (tissue samples) are also collected during endoscopy and submitted for pathological testing to confirm the diagnosis.
Upper GI endoscopy is also used for the following therapeutic (therapy) procedures:
  • Removal of foreign objects
  • To treat bleeding ulcers, inject medicine (injection therapy), apply heat (coagulation), or apply clips (hemoclips) to the bleeding artery.
  • Plastic rings are used to treat bleeding varices (engorged veins in liver disease) (EVL)
  • Gastric varix injection with glue

Colonoscopy :

A colonoscopy is a technique that allows you to view into your colon.

What Problems Can Colonoscopy Detect?

Colonoscopy can doctors in identifying the cause of unexplained changes in bodily functions.

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bleeding due to an anus
  • Unknown cause of weight loss
  • Colonoscopy can identify inflammatory tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths as well.
  • The test is used to detect early symptoms of colorectal cancer.

During a colonoscopy, the doctor can also collect samples from abnormal-looking tissues. The biopsy method enables the doctor to analyze the tissue under a microscope for indications of disease later on.

Using small tools passed through the scope, the doctor removes polyps and collects biopsy tissue. If bleeding does occur, the doctor can generally stop it using an electrical probe or specific medications delivered through the scope. Tissue removal and bleeding therapies are usually painless.

Colonoscopy Can Be Used To:
  • Polyps should be removed (polypectomy)
  • Dilate narrowed portions of the large intestine (stricture dilation) and put iron stents across them (colonic stenting)
  • Haemorrhoidal banding (piles banding)
What Is Colonoscopy and How Is It Performed?

During a colonoscopy, patients lie on their left side on an examining table. The doctor inserts a colonoscope, a long, flexible, lighted tube, into the anus and guides it slowly into the rectum and colon. A tiny camera placed on the region provides a video picture from inside the large intestine to a computer screen, allowing the doctor to inspect the intestinal lining closely. The scope uses carbon dioxide gas to expand the big intestine, giving the doctor a prominent view. The doctor may urge the patient to move about to modify the region for improved sight from time to time.


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