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Gastroenterologist In Bangalore

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology

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FAQs on Gastroenterologist

1. Who is a gastroenterologist?

2. Disorders of which body parts are treated by a Gastroenterologist?

3. Can a Gastroenterologist perform colonoscopy?

4. Is endoscopy safe?

5. When should one consult a Gastroenterologist immediately?

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Gastroenterologist in Bangalore

Who are the Gastroenterologists?

Ans: Gastroenterology is basically a branch of medicine which deals with the stomach and your digestive system. It encompasses all diseases which have a bearing on the gastrointestinal tract. All organs linked with digestion, from your mouth to the anus, fall under the ambit of gastroenterology. Experts in gastroenterology are referred to as gastroenterologists.

Why should you consult a gastroenterologist?

Ans: If you notice any problem related to your digestive system like heartburn, diarrhoea, constipation or abdominal pain you must consult a gastroenterologist. People suffering from chronic digestive disorders need to be under constant care of such a specialist. Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease are best managed by a gastroenterologist. Diseases of pancreases and liver are also treated by a gastroenterologist. 

What are the types of specialisations?

Ans: Some of the sub specialties of gastroenterology include Heptology. Gastroenterologists who work in the surgical field are known as gastro-surgeons. 

Educational Qualifications of a gastroenterologist?

Ans: To become a gastroenterologist, the candidate has to complete his 5 and a half year MBBS degree. This is followed by a 2 year post graduate MD (Medicine) degree. After this the candidate has to do 3 years of DM course i.e. in gastroenterology, in order to become the specialist in the field.

Can a gastroenterologist treat stomach cancer?

Ans: A gastroenterologist can diagnose stomach cancer in his clinic but for treatment, he will have to work in complete co-ordination with an oncologist.

What are the focus areas of hepatology?

Ans: Hepatology aims at treatment as well as diagnosis of diseases of the gall bladder, liver, pancreas and biliary tree.

What should be expected on one’s first visit to a gastroenterologist?

Ans: The gastroenterologist will understand what your problem is. He will then ask you about your personal health history. After conducting physical examination of the problem region, the patient will be informed about the treatment. In some cases, surgical procedures are recommended to cure the problem. 

Do gastroenterologists perform surgical procedures?

Ans: Yes, gastroenterologists can perform surgical procedures such as liver transplant, gall bladder removal surgery etc 

How much do gastroenterologists in Bangalore charge?

The consultation fees of a gastroenterologist usually begin at Rs 500. 

Endoscopy      Rs 2500-Rs 6000

Gastric Restrictive Surgery     Rs 2,00,000-Rs 3,50,000

Liver Transplant          Rs 5,00,000- Rs 25,00,000 

Appendectomy           Rs 50,000 – Rs 80,000

Top 5 Treatments available

 Gastroenterologists treat a wide array of digestive tract related conditions. The most common treatments provided by a gastroenterologist are:

Gastric Restrictive Surgery– In this kind of surgery the main aim is to limit the amount of food intake. It is used to treat serious obesity when exercise, diet and medicine fail to produce the desired effects.

Esophageal Stent Procedure – In this, a stent is paced in the blocked part of oesophagus so that the patient is able to swallow liquids and solids.

Colostomy – This kind of surgery creates an opening in the large intestine via abdomen. 

Appendectomy- This surgery is done to get rid of infected appendix from the body. This is usually an emergency surgery. 

Liver Transplant- In this, the whole or a part of the diseased liver is removed from the body and in its place a new liver is transplanted.

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