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Department of Medical and Interventional Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at SPARSH

Medical & Interventional Gastroenterology, Hepatic and Nutrition consultants at SPARSH Hospital:

Dr. Poorna Chandra KS

Dr. Poorna Chandra KS
Chief Consultant Gastroenterology, Endoscopy & Hepatology

Dr. Sandeep R Sharma

Dr. Sandeep R Sharma
Consultant Gastroenterology, Endoscopy & Hepatology

Dr. Sharath Kote. G.S

Dr. Sharath Kote. G.S
Consultant Gastroenterology, Endoscopy & Hepatology


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Department of Medical & Interventional Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at SPARSH has state of the art facilities and is a panacea for all kinds of digestive diseases. Our highly skilled and experienced team is capable of treating various ailments related to the esophagus, stomach, biliary tract, pancreas, liver and the intestines both medically as well as endoscopically.

We are equipped with high definition endoscopes with 100x zoom and contrast imaging [Blue light imaging (BLI) / Linked colour imaging (LCI)] along with therapeutic double channel scopes. We treat a spectrum of GI-related issues from simple to complex such as indigestion, bloating, acidity – GERD, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and jaundice; to challenging problems like blood in vomitus or stools, removal of foreign bodies, Stricture (narrowing) dilation, liver failure, cirrhosis, ascites, bile duct stones, stones in pancreatic duct, cancers of gallbladder, pancreas, food pipe, stomach or intestine. We also provide non-surgical treatments for anal fissure (medical) and hemorrhoids (medical, banding).

We also provide nutritional services – Rehabilitation in malnourished/cachectic people and weight management in obese people including nonsurgical bariatric procedures like intragastric balloon placement.

Our team has a very strong multidisciplinary approach and we work along with other consultants and specialities such as surgery, radiology and pathology. This ensures better outcomes for the patient. The department offers a comprehensive range of clinics – IBD clinic, Liver clinic, Pancreatic clinic, Bariatric clinic

The Department of Gastroenterology at SPARSH strives to grow as a centre for comprehensive, compassionate and innovative care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We seek new treatments through research and work towards excellence to treat our patients.

Scope of services

Gastroduodenoscopy / Endoscopy

Gastroduodenoscopy / Endoscopy

  • Diagnostic and biopsy
  • Identification and control of bleeding by Injection / cautery/ banding / clip / hemoseal powder
  • Banding and glue injection for varices
  • Foreign body removal
  • Feeding tube placement into stomach / duodenum-jejunum
  • Dilation of strictures / narrowing – Balloon / bougie
  • Stenting for tumors, leaks and obstruction (SEMS placement)
  • Removal of polyps – Polypectomy
  • APC (Argon plasma photocoagulation) – GAVE
  • Removal of submucosal lesions – Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) / Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Treatment of Achalasia cardia – Pneumatic (balloon) dilation / POEM

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

  • Diagnostic and biopsy
  • Identification and control of bleeding – Injection / cautery/ banding/ clip / hemoseal powder
  • Dilation of strictures / narrowing – Balloon / bougie
  • Stenting for tumors and obstruction (SEMS placement)
  • Removal of polyps – Polypectomy
  • APC (Argon plasma photocoagulation) – Radiation proctitis & solitary rectal ulcer
  • Removal of submucosal lesions – Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) / Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

ERCP

ERCP

  • Removal of pancreatic and biliary stone
  • Stenting for pancreatic and biliary strictures and leaks
  • Drainage for cholangitis
  • Papillary biopsy incase of ampullary tumor / ampullectomy
  • Stenting for biliary tumors
  • Pseudocyst drainage

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • Visualisation of & FNAC/ biopsy tumors , lymph nodes and lesions around the Esophagus, stomach & Duodenum
  • Visualisation of & FNAC/biopsy tumors in biliary tree & pancreas
  • Drainage of pseudocyst
  • Celiac plexus block / neurolysis for pain releif

Fibroscan

Fibroscan

  • To look for liver stiffness / Cirrhosis (noninvasive replacement for liver biopsy)
  • Quantification of liver fat
  • To stage liver disease in HBV and HCV disease

Bariatric services

Bariatric services

  • Evaluation and nutritional assessment
  • Presurgical evaluation
  • Intragastric balloon placement

Double balloon : Enteroscopy – Small intestine evaluation

Double balloon : Enteroscopy – Small intestine evaluation

  • Diagnostic and biopsy
  • Identification and control of bleeding – Injection / cautery/ banding/ clip / hemoseal powder
  • Dilation of strictures / narrowing – Balloon / bougie
  • Stenting for tumors and obstruction (SEMS placement)
  • Removal of polyps – Polypectomy

Capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy

  • Diagnostic for unidentified Gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, malabsorption

Impedance pH metry

Impedance pH metry

  • For refractory dyspepsia
  • Extraesophaeal manifestation of GERD – Chronic cough
  • Prefundoplication

High definition manometry

  • Evaluation of swallowing disorders, achalasia cardia
  • Pre fundoplication – for chronic GERD
  • Evaluation of chronic constipation, fecal incontinence

Spyglass Endoscopy

Spyglass Endoscopy

  • Visualisation of biliary tree and biopsy incase of indeterminate strictures
  • For laser lithotripsy (breakage of large stones in the pancreatico-biliary tree)

Transplant services

  • Evaluation and preparation for liver transplant
  • Peri and post transplant management