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Lalmati Hospital is one of the best institutions for the treatment of Gastroenterology in Raipur.
Gastroenterology is concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions which affect the digestive tract. This can include conditions of specific organs within the system, but may also relate to secondary illnesses that indirectly affect digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
A gastroenterology doctors can help with patients suffering with the health problem related to esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, bile ducts, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum.
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.
Many diagnostic and treatment techniques can be similar in gastroenterology, as they use imaging and exploration. However, surgery for treatment is not always necessary, and once the cause of the health problem has been uncovered, patients may be able to rely on medication to treat the illness. Some of the more common techniques which may be used for initial diagnosis and some forms of treatment include:
Colonoscopy : A flexible camera is inserted through the rectum in order to view the lower colon. Although this is primarily an imaging technique, physicians may use the procedure to remove any polyps that are present. The technique is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, although patients may need a day for home recovery.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) : A flexible camera is inserted down the throat, in order to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. This procedure also uses a contrast injection in order to view how the gall bladder is performing and determine at what point digestive function is disrupted.
Liver Biopsy : A needle is inserted through the abdomen in order to retrieve a piece of liver tissue. Most of the diagnostic work is performed in the lab, and patients are able to have this done as an outpatient visit with minimal recovery.
CT scans : Depending upon where in the digestive tract issues are suspected, patients may also be required to undergo a barium enema or to drink a contrast solution that will be tracked through the digestive system. These are generally outpatient procedures, unless the patient was brought into the hospital on an emergency.
Endoscopic Capsules : This diagnostic method is an alternative to traditional endoscopic cameras, and requires that the patient swallow a small camera that will pass through the digestive system. Patients are required to remain at the clinic for around eight hours as the camera travels through the gastric tract, but the technique has less recovery than other endoscopic measures.
Laparoscopic Surgery : In these procedures, a small camera is inserted through a minimal incision in the abdomen for imaging purposes, while surgical tools are also inserted through this opening. Removal of polyps, parts of organs, and the appendix are all possible with this diagnostic and treatment technique.
Depending upon the nature of the impairment, most treatments for gastroenterological problems will either be through surgery or through medication. Surgical intervention will be most likely if there is the need for any of the following
Removal of diseases tissue : This can be the case if there are polyps or tumors present in the digestive tract or if there is infection in the tissues. In cases of appendicitis or Crohn’s disease, the removal of sections of the intestines can be common.
Fecal diversion : compaction of fecal matter can occur through illness or through medication reactions. In these cases, surgery is required to remove the blockage or to change the path of the waste materials if parts of the intestines do not function.
Internal stitching : in some cases, prolapsed may contribute to poor gastric function. If this is the problem, then surgery may be used to reattach prolapsed organs or parts of the intestine in order to promote proper physiological actions.
Surgery is not always required for the treatment of gastric illnesses, and in many cases, therapy can be a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. These may still be necessary even if surgery is needed, and will vary based on the condition that patients are managing. The use of nutritionists as well as specialized physicians can often allow for non-invasive alternatives to treatment.