Medical Gastroenterology

The medical intervention of the digestive tract

Gastroenterology is a medical specialization that deals with digestive disorders. The digestive system starts from the mouth, covering the throat, the food pipe (esophagus), the stomach, small and large intestines, and the rectum, and ends at the anus and is crucial for digestion. Digestion implies the breakdown of food particles into simple substances for absorption of essential nutrients - carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, by the cells, tissues, and organs in the human system.

The Gastroenterology department of Medway Hospital provides accurate diagnosis and treatment options or services for patients with peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, and esophageal illness, to name a few. A team of competent doctors employs the latest state-of-the-art technology to carry out procedures, including

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • Fluoroscopy

  • Emergency Endoscopic Removal Of Foreign Body In Children

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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FAQ'S

Common symptoms include:
  • Abdominal discomfort (swelling, pain, or cramping)
  • Unintentional weight loss.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Diarrhea, constipation (or sometimes both)
  • Faecal incontinence.
  • Tired.
  • Loss of appetite.
Recovery time depends on the complication of the surgery. With a few simple surgeries, like a colonoscopy, you can get back to your daily activities right away. For more invasive surgeries, you may need some time to heal and help with pain control after surgery. Be sure to ask your doctor what to expect from your surgery during your recovery.
The doctor will contact you to tell you how the operation went and what to do next. The timing of follow-up care depends on the type of surgery

Our Doctors

Dr. M.Ponchidambaram

MBBS. MS. MCH

SURGICAL GASTROENTEROLOGIST AND LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEON

Dr. S.Shanmuga Sundaram

MS. MCH

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. A. ARUN VATHANI

MBBS., MS(General Surgery)., DNB(GS) FIAGES

Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon