Gastroenterology developed as a subspeciality of medicine in late 20th century. The Gastroentrology deals with the study of the diseases of the alimentary system including the luminal gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and the biliary tree.

With the fast development and explosion of knowledge in the medical filed it was difficult for the mother faculty of General Medicine to dissect into the issues related to the problems of nutrition. Explosion of the knowledge in the technologies, prompted fast development of Medical Instruments to assure in the development of Endoscopes, Scanners and tissue level molecular diagnostic protocols. These Explosions in Medical Engineering transformed science into instruments helping in the early diagnose, treatment and management of patients with gastrointestinal tract diseases.

The Gastroentrology has now sperate roads and is on Institution of Luminal Gastroentrology, Hepatology and Pancreatology. The advent of liver transplant has made hepatology a seperate division in medical teaching.

HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT

Department of Gastroenterology was established in 2001 as speciality of medicine. The department was started at the building of present Blood bank, which was shifted to the Golden Jubilee Block. The department concise of the Outpatient department, Endoscopy room, in the ground floor with the Inpatient system in the 7th floor.

OBJECTIVES
  • To educate on the concept of prevention of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary disease through education,Immunization and change in the lifestyle improving the Quality of life.
  • Education of the effects of alcohol, and educate on alcohol.
  • Vaccination of the people against Hepatitis B
  • Early diagnosis and treatement of the gastrointestinal diseases which the aid of Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, and Endoscopic Ultrasound.
  • Training of the Undergrates and Post Graduates in Gastroenterology.
FACILITIES

The Department provides the lates technologies in Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy.

GASTROSCOPY

The department is equipped with the latest generation Gastroscopes which helps in the narrow band imaging. The gastroscopes helps in the tratment of the Esophagal, Gantic and Duodenal Pathology inlcuding Portal Hypertension. The Gastroscops are used for diagnostic and theraputic purposes including diagnose of disease , collection of tissue for histopathology, foreign body removal,......................................... and Stent Placement.

ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY

it is another faculty available in the Gastroendoscopy Department. It helps in the diagnosis and treatement of Pancreato-biliary diseases. Hence treatment of Gallstones, biliary malignancies are early managed

ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND

ENDOSCOPIC Ultrasound is a new gadget which combines Endoscopy with Ultrasound. So that scaning can be done from the lumen of the body helps in an accurate diagnose and histopathology of the periluminal gastrointestinal diseases.

SPY GLASS SYSTEM

SPY GLASS SYSTEM is used to evaluate the biliary tree from the lumen. Any pathology in the biliary tree can be diagnoce and biopseed.
Thus the Department of Gastroentrology is armed with the latest gadgets to treat all biliary diseases.

FUNCTIONING OF GASTROENTEROLOGY DEPARTMENT:

Department of Gastroenterology functions every day with outpatient except Sunday.
Endoscopy are available on all the days with Emergency Casuality Services.
The Inpatient department
consists of 30 bedded department with Intensive Care Unit and Ward and rooms
The Department is headed by Dr. Mathew and Dr. Joseph T K

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