Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are treated. Diseases related to the gastrointestinal tract, along with the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas are the focus of this speciality.

Gut or GastroIntestinal Tract (GIT) is a single tubular structure that includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal.

At Medica, we offer complete integrated care for Digestive Diseases under one roof. Our experienced team of gastroenterologist in Siliguri is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, liver, and bladder. Procedures performed include Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, and other Therapeutic Procedures

Symptoms of Digestive Diseases:

  • Heartburn (Ambal) Flatulence (Gas) & Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Inability to put on weight in spite of a good diet
  • Vomiting of blood (haematemesis)
  • Black stool (Malaena)
  • Anaemia
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Jaundice (yellow discoloration & yellow urine) Bleeding from rectum
  • Loose stool & Diarrhoea
  • Abdomen discomfort after eating
  • Constipation
  • Any lump in the belly

Conditions Treated:

  • IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome is an intestinal disorder that can cause bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation with pain in the abdomen. It is a condition that cannot be cured but can be managed with treatment and lifestyle changes
  • IBD – Inflammatory bowel disease is a condition occurring due to chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There are two kinds of IBD
    • Ulcerative Colitis or ulcers or sores in the lining of the colon
    • Crohn’s Disease, which is an inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract
  • Colon polyps – A small clump of cells that develop along the lining of the colon or rectum. Usually harmless in the initial stages, they carry the risk of developing into cancer over time
  • Celiac Disease – An immune reaction to gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye), which can over time, cause inflammation that can damage the lining of the small intestine
  • GERD (Chronic Acid Reflux  )– Gastroesophageal reflux is a condition that occurs when stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach
  • Hepatitis – An infection of the liver
  • Pancreatitis – Inflammation of the pancreas that can cause severe pain
  • Gallbladder disease – Infection, inflammation or stones are the common conditions that need treatment

Interventional Facilities Available Include:

  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP Extraction of bile duct stones
  • Stents for advanced cancers — oesophageal, colonic and bile duct
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Endoscopy Services:

  • Endoscopic treatment for bleeding ulcers
  • Endoscopic treatment for polyps
  • Endoscopic treatment for oesophageal varices
  • Polypectomy
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Nutritional access: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Video Capsular Endoscopy (VCE)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Physiology studies for reflux – Oesophageal Manometry & pH testing
  • Physiology tests for incontinence fissure and urgency of bowel motion – Anorectal manometry
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy

Assessment, Investigation and Treatment Facilities:

  • Indigestion & Heartburn Clinic
  • Jaundice Clinic
  • Swallowing Difficulty Clinic
  • Hepatitis Clinic
  • Colitis & Diarrhoea Clinic
  • Nutrition & Dietetics Clinic
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