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Gastroenterology

About the department

The Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is devoted to care of patients with disorders of Liver and Digestive system.

The Gastroenterology & Hepatology department at Maharaja Agrasen hospital is home to excellent patient care with most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services ensuring the best outcome for each patient. Working closely a team of doctors , nurses, technicians and support staff ensures excellent care with kind of quality and compassion you can expect from a leader in health care.

History of department

Gastroenterology Department had a very humble beginning with very basic diagnostic services performed with a fibroptic scope in the Minor OT. The department started with one specialist and common technical staff over the ensures years the numbers of procedures increased gradually.The department took a formal shape in 200 with joining of more specialist and commionising of state of the art video endoscopic equiment . The department got a dedicated endoscopic suite and technical staff. In last 10 years the department has seen a spectular growth with number of diagnotic & theraputic procedures reaching around 300 patients per month currently. The department is now a major regional hub for advanced diagotic theraputic procedures.

Procedures Perfomed

i) Upper (UGI Endoscopy)

  • Achalasia Dilatation
  • Antral Dilatation
  • APC( Argon Plasma Coag.)
  • Banding of Varices
  • Endoscopic gastrotomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Foreign Body removal
  • Gastric Varix obliteration
  • Haemoclip application
  • Endoscopic polypectomy
  • SEM – antrum - esophagus
  • TTS ballon dilatation
  • UGI Endoscopy with sclerotherapy of ulcer
  • UGI Endoscopy with Biopsy

ii) Lower (LGI Endoscopy)

  • Colonoscopy with Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy with sclerotheraphy
  • Colonoscopy Decompression
  • SEM – Colon
  • Ileoscopy

iii) ERCP

  • EPT + CBD (stone removal)
  • EPT + stenting biliary
  • EPT + biliary brushings
  • EPT + SEMS biliary
  • Biliary stent removal
  • CBD stone Lithotripsy
  • Biliary stricture dialation

iv) Capsule Endoscopy

v) High Resolution Impedance Manometry

Department staff

The Department has four senior Gastroenterologist 5 who have more than 15 years experience in performing high end procedures at par with international experts .The department has dedicated staff nurses,1 technicians and 3 support staff.

Research & teaching

The Department is actively involved in teaching activities .Many national and international doctors have visited the department as clinical observers.Regular teaching classes for DNB students are conducted by the department

The departmental specialists have taken many lectures at National & International forums .Regular teaching programmes with local IMA bodies are undertaken to time.The department has organised 3 major academic conferences

The department has undertaken various clinical research projects .Few reports from the department have been published in indexed journals.

Department highlights

  • The GE department at MAH was among first to acquire
    - Argon plasma coagulation facility in Delhi.
  • Recently the department has a acquired state of the art high resolution impedance manometery system for esophageal, anorectal and biliary motility system which is available at very few Centre’s in India.
  • The department has facilities for capsule endoscopy.

Socialwork

The department has organised free of cost Medical Camps in Delhi & neighbouring states like Haryana & U.P for the poor patients in there areas. Several screenings camps for hepatitis B & C were conducted in neighbourhood local areas.

 


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