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It is believed at Apollo Hospitals that the first step to cure is accurate diagnosis of the disorder. Read more about the state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities at the Institutes of Gastroenterology.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopies

The department of gastroenterology provides various diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies of different kinds as mentioned below.

Diagnostic Endoscopy

  • Upper Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy/Left Limited colonoscopy
  • Full length colonoscopy
  • Colo-Ileoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography)

Therapeutic UGI Endoscopy

  • Dilatation of oesophageal strictures/webs
  • Pneumatic dilatation for achlasia
  • EVL(Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (Oesophageal varices)
  • EST(Endoscopic Sclero Therapy) (Oesophageal varices)
  • Glue Injection for Gastric varices
  • APC (Agron Plasma Coagulation) for Gastric lesions
  • Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Oesophageal stenting
  • Entero duodeno stenting
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy(PEG)
  • Endoscopic placement of feeding tubes (NGFT)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastric duodeno polypectomy

Capsule Endoscopy

The Department has been using capsule endoscopy for last several years for the evaluation of patients with small bowel diseases like obscure gastro intestinal bleed, Crohns disease, Tuberculosis & chronic dirrhoea with very encouraging results.

Therapeutic colonoscopy

  • Colonoscopic polypectomy
  • APC for radiation proctitis/colitis
  • Sclero therapy for bleeding lesions in colon and ileum
  • Colonic stents
  • Colonoscopic decompression in Pseudo obstruction
  • Therapeutic ERCP
  • Removal of CBD stones
  • Biliary stenting to relieve jaundice and cholangitis (plastic stents and metallic stents)
  • Bile duct stricture dilatation and stenting
  • Stenting of Pancreatic duct
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