Gastro Sciences

gastroentrology

Gastroenterology

ICU, modern endoscopic theatre with endoscopy, colonscopy, enteroscopy, ERCP and all therapeutic endoscopic procedure like EVL, polypectomy, APC, PEG/RIG-feeding, submucosal resection. The OP facility includes general OPD with liver and pancreatic clinic.

 

Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology of Caritas Hospital is the only liver transplantation centre in Central Travancore.

The Surgical Gastroenterology Division of the Hospital has an outstanding team of doctors comprising Hepato-pancreato-biliary & liver-organ transplant surgeons, hepatologists, pancreato-biliary endoscopy experts, Hepato-biliary radiologists/interventional radiologists and liver transplant anesthesiologists. They offer the latest diagnosis and surgical treatment for luminal gastroenterology, hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases and esophageal dysfunctions, with advanced facilities in GI Pathology and GI Oncology.

Therapeutic Upper GI Procedures.

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Radiology Procedures

  • FNAC, Liver biopsy
  • Biliary obstruction – Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage (PTBD)
  • Bile duct strictures – Stenting
  • Bile duct cancer – Metallic stent placement
  • Chronic pancreatitis – Pancreatic stenting
  • Pancreas Divisum – Minor pappilla stenting
  • Papillary carcinoma – ampullectomy
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst – Cystogastrostomy, Cystoduodenostomy
  • Rendezvous biliary stenting
  • Liver tumours – Percutaneous Ethanol injection (PEI)
  • Variceal bleeding – Sclerotherapy, variceal banding, hemoclips
  • Gastric varices – Cyanoacrylate glue injection
  • Ulcer bleed – Injection Haemostasis, Gold probe, Haemoclips
  • Mallory Weiss Tears – Injection haemostasis
  • Foreign body – extraction
  • Corrosive/Peptic stricture – Savary Gilliard Dilatation, TTS Balloon dilatation
  • Achalasia Cardia – Rigiflex Balloon dilatation
  • Carcinoma Esophagus/ GE junction – Ethanol tumour necrolysis, self-expandable metal stent placement
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistulas – Covered SEMS placement
  • Pyloric stenosis – TTS balloon dilatation, SEMS placement
  • Gastric Polyps – Endoscopic polypectomy
  • Early-stage gastric/esophageal cancer – Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Feeding technique – PEG, PEGJ, Nasojejunal feeding tube placement
  • Therapeutic lower GI endoscopic procedures
  • Colonic polyps – Polypectomy + tattooing
  • Diverticular Bleed – Injection haemostasis
  • Carcinoma colon – Metallic stent placement
  • Therapeutic ERCP procedures
  • Bile duct stones – Basket/balloon extraction; lithotripsy

To know more about Caritas Transplantation Programme Click here

Dr. Tom Kurian

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr. Jino Thomas

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr. Murali Appukuttan

Consultant HPB & Liver Transplant Surgeon

Dr. George Mathew Sebastian

Consultant Gastro HPB & Liver Transplant Surgeon

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