Gastroenterology Department

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Stone Extraction
Foreign Body Removal - Coin
Oesophageal Varices Ligation Banding
Endoscopic Ultrasound
About Gastroenterology
The Gastroenterology department of Saifee Hospital is a highly active facility providing comprehensive speciality care by eminent gastroenterologists of Mumbai. Both Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy are adequately represented. Clinical Gastroenterology involves complete management of diseases like acidity, diarrhoea, jaundice, cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, colitis, gallstones, weight loss or gain, cancers of the gastrointestinal system and also gastrointestinal bleeding. The Gastroenterology department is backed by state of the art videoendoscopes which are used not only to diagnose GI diseases but also to treat the same. This obviates the need for standard surgery and prevents scars and shortens hospital stay. Newer treatments now available for:

  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • Management of Cirrhosis of Liver
  • Treatment of Liver Cancers

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The following are diseases are covered by the department :
Diseases of the Oesophagus Diseases of the Stomach and Duodenum
  • Gastro Oesophageal Reflux(GERD)
  • Variceal bleeding
  • Benign and malignant strictures
  • Removal of foreign body
  • Achalasia Cardia
  • Ulcers
  • Cancer
  • Fundal varices
Diseases of the Pancreas Diseases of the Gall Bladder
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cancer of the Pancreas
  • Pseudo pancreatic cyst
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gall Stones
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Cancer of the Biliary system
Diseases of the Small Intestine Diseases of the Colon
  • Mal absorption syndrome
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Obscure bleeding
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
Diseases of the Liver
  • Acute Hepatitis
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer
  • Amoebic abscess
About Endoscopy
Endoscopy procedure is minimally invasive and is used to assess the condition of inner body surfaces/parts by using an Endoscope. This procedure is used not only for diagnosis but also treatment eg. G.I.Bleeding, Removal of Polyps (benign tumour), removal of biliary stones, dilatation of blocked gastorintestinal passages, placement of stents and feeding tubes, removal of swallowed foreign bodies (common in children) etc. The servies offered are :

  • Diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy (Minor)
        • Variceal sclerotheropy
        • Injection of bleeding ulcer
        • Asojejunal tube placement
        • Foreign body removal
  • Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy (Major)
        • Variceal glue injection
        • Variceal banding
        • Heater probe coagulation
        • Savary Giliard Dilation
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  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic ERCP
  • Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy (Supra Major)
        • Haemoclip application
        • APC (Argon Plasma Coagulation)
        • Polypectomy
        • Stent placement
        • Pneumatic Dilation
        • PEG (Percutaneus Endoscopic Gastrostomy)
        • Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy (Supra Major)
        • Polypectomy
        • Haemoclip application
        • ACP (Argon plasma Coagulation)
        • Heater probe coagulation
        • Stent Placement
        • Pneumatic Dilatation
  • Therapeutic ERCP (Minor)
        • CBD Stenting
        • Stent exchange
        • Nasobiliary Drainage
  • Therapeutic ERCP (Major)
        • CBD Stenting (metallic stent)
        • Pancreatic stenting
        • Stone removal (Basket)
        • Stone Removal (Balloon)
        • Stone Removal (Lithotripter)
  • Endosonography
  • Diagnostic Small Intestinal Endoscopy
  • Therapeutic Small Intestinal Endoscopy
        • Injection of bleeding ulcer
        • Haemoclip application
        • APC (Argon Plasma coagulation)
        • Heater probe coagulation
        • Polypectomy
The Endoscopy Department boasts of state of the art videoendoscopes, including gastroscopes, colonoscopes, ERCP scopes, Enteroscope. The department also has an Endoscopic Ultrasound capability, which makes Saifee Hospital one of the few centres in India to possess it. These are used not only for diagnosis but for treatment also. This obviates the need for standard surgery and prevents scars and shortens hospital stay. Endoscopy service is available not only during routine hours but also as an emergency service round-the-clock.