We offer patients the most advanced, safest and proven medical and surgical treatments primarily focused on disorders related to the gastrointestinal tract.
Of the top digestive disease centers in the Mumbai, DDI is the first of its kind to unite all specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, colorectal surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery, and nutrition within one unique, fully integrated model of care – aimed at optimizing the patient experience.
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dealing with the study of the digestive system and its disorders. The knowledge and technology in Gastroenterology has grown massively in the last two decades and has branched into various subspecialties like hepatology, pancreatology, functional bowel disorders with motility studies, therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. Gastro-intestinal services incorporate a joint medical and surgical approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic disorders including cancer.
The department of Gastroenterology at Lifeline Hospital provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art service by means of the outpatient and inpatient facilities. The department is manned by esteemed and experienced gastroenterologists, efficient medical officers, skilled and compassionate paramedical staff and well trained technicians. The aim of the department is to provide a patient focused approach.
- Open surgical procedures involve an appropriate sized incision made over the area of the body to be operated. The patient may require a post operative stay of minimal 5-7 days or more depending on the complexity of the procedure.
- Oesophageal disorders: Reflux, motility problems, malignancy
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Complex luminal disease: e.g. inflammatory bowel diseases like
- Irritable Bowel syndrome
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Complex liver disease, Viral hepatitis, infection autoimmune disease
- Chronic liver disease, management of cirrhosis and its complications (Hepatocellular cancer, Variceal bleeding, hepatic encepahalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome)
- Assessment for liver transplant
- Post liver transplant follow up
- Gall bladder: cholecystitis, stones, cancer
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Pancreatic Cancer
- What is Upper Endoscopy?
Upper endoscopy is also known as gastroscopy. This test simply involves swallowing a small tube and enables your doctor to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, i.e., the oesophagus , stomach, and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine)
- Why is Upper Endoscopy done?
Upper endoscopy is usually performed to evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract.
- What Preparation is Required?
The stomach must be completely empty. You should have nothing to eat or drink, including water, for approximately 6 hours before the examination. Your doctor will be more specific about the time to begin fasting, depending on the time of day that your test is arranged.
- What is a Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a test which allows the endoscopist to look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum,all the way up through the colon to the lower end of the small intestine.
- Why is this procedure done?
The procedure is used to diagnose the causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits. It is also used to look for polyps and early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum .
- Preparation for the procedure
Colonoscopy is usually done as an outpatient or day case. Before your procedure you will be asked to change into a hospital gown and to lie on your left side with your legs in a curled position. The procedure itself usually takes about 20-30 minutes. But, you should allow at least two to three hours for the whole appointment to prepare, give time for any sedative to work, for the colonoscopy itself, and to recover.