Medical

The Medical at BLK Super Speciality Hospital brings together a unique group of specialists and state-of-the-art medical services to provide a coordinated, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of digestive and liver conditions. Our team of experienced doctors includes specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, who work in collaboration with experts in oncology, nephrology, infectious diseases, surgery, and radiology.
We offer high-end patient care using a multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art technology, equipment, facilities, and treatment services that are at par with international standards.

The key highlights of the medical offer:

  • Comprehensive round-the-clock coverage
  • Internationally Acclaimed team of Gastroenterologists
  • Palliative Care for GI cancers of gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas, stomach, colon
  • EUS guided diagnostic with therapeutic procedures
  • Regular academic activities, training programme for physicians, Gastroenterologists, nurses & technicians, both national and international
  • Recognised for advanced training in Gastroenterology (DNB- Gastroenterology) by National Board of Examination, New Delhi

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS INCLUDE:
 

Gastroenterology

Our Unit has a comprehensive treatment program for patients with gastrointestinal conditions. The gastrointestinal specialists at the Unit are well equipped to handle a variety of procedures for the treatment of liver, bowel, pancreatic, bile duct and other gastrointestinal diseases, which shows the following symptoms:

  • Acid Reflux, Heartburn, GERD
  • Dyspepsia/Indigestion
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Abdominal Pain Syndrome
  • Belching, Bloating, Flatulence
  • Biliary Tract Disorders, Gallbladder Disorders and Gallstone Pancreatitis
  • Gallstone Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones in Women
  • Constipation and Defecation Problems
  • Diarrhoea (acute)
  • Diarrhoea (chronic)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Haemorrhoids and Other Anal Disorders
  • Rectal Problems in Women

Having the correct procedure done is the key to successful diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal illnesses. Our specialists are trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for individual needs.

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Bleeding from the GI tract: Bleeding from anywhere can be potentially fatal, especially when it happens from GI tract (upper or lower) the blood often appears in stool or vomit but isn't always visible. It is a serious matter and requires special attention and facilities. The level of bleeding from the GI tract may vary from mild to severe and can be life-threatening and shows symptoms such as:
Overt bleeding might show up as:

  • Vomiting blood
  • Black, tarry stools.
  • Rectal bleeding (usually in or with stool)

With occult bleeding, you might have:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting

The Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases is equipped with the most advanced technology and facility which ably compliment our experts in tackling gastrointestinal bleeding cases successfully. Our experts are well-trained at managing various types of gastrointestinal related bleedings. The Unit also holds dedicated intensive care, advanced endoscopic suites and radiology intervention which further facilitate the treatment and recovery processes. 

Hepatology

The Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases offers an extensive program for Hepatology cases. Our Hepatology program targets a broad spectrum of liver-related diseases. The Unit has some of the prominent expert Hepatologists in the country who have deep experience in treating patients with various liver diseases such as:

  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Its Complications
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Transplantation 
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Cholestasis
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Wilson Disease
  • Alcohol Abuse and Related Health Issues
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The Unit apart from offering leading-edge approaches for the diagnosis, treatment and effective therapies also provide patients with personalised support and education to help them cope with long-term illness and treatment. The Hepatology unit is integrated with the interventional radiology and liver transplant team to provide holistic management to all cases of Hepatocellular Carcinoma irrespective of the stage of the disease. We, at BLK hospital, have close coordination between Hepatology and De-addiction / Psychotherapy units so that the patients are not only treated for the liver problems but are also committed to long-term abstinence from alcohol. 

Advanced Endoscopy

The Unit is equipped with cutting-edge equipment, facility and offers the most advanced endoscopic diagnosis. The specialists at our Unit use an array of advanced diagnostic methods to ascertain the cause of an individual’s problem and determine the degree of severity. Our Unit efficiently provides the most advanced and accurate diagnostic endoscopies for a wide spectrum of GI-related cases including: 

  • Therapeutic Endoscopy 
  • UGI Endoscopy/ Colonoscopy 
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) 
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound 
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 
  • Enteroscopy including Capsule Endoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
  • pH Monitoring 
  • Advanced Endoscopic procedures (EMR, ESD) 
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) 
  • Endotherapy- EST/ Heater Probe/ Hemoclip/ Argon Plasma
  • Cholangioscopy including 
    • Spyglass 
    • RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) for Cholangioma 
    • Ca gall bladder
    • Laser for large bile duct Stones 
    • Specialised treatments like 
    • Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (EVL)
    • Injections
    • Clips
    • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC)
  • Interventional Radiology like 
    • Embolization
    • Coiling
    • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPSS )
    • Balloon-occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO)

Medical Management of Pancreaticobiliary Disorders and Cancers

The Institute also offers one-stop solution management of Cancers affecting the GI tract, gallbladder, biliary tree and or pancreas. We have advanced facilities for early diagnosis of such Cancers. Our Unit provides state-of-the-art clinical care for patients for management of all stages of these disorders using integrated services, such as:

  • Medical 
  • Surgical 
  • Radiology 

We also have an active oncology unit to meet the needs of chemotherapy or radiotherapy for these patients. Most of the decision making is an outcome of joint tumour meetings which help in designing the personalised treatment for the patient, best suited to the individual. 

Manometry in Motility Disorders

The Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases boasts of the best specialist team who are experts in performing Manometry in patients with motility disorders. Our specialists use Manometry to evaluate motility disorders like 

  • Reflux Esophagitis 
  • Achalasia Cardia 
  • Gastroparesis
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Constipation and Encopresis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease

Manometry refers to the measurement of pressure within various parts of the GI tract to show whether it's working properly. The process involves the use of a catheter containing solid-state or liquid-filled pressure transducers that is passed through the mouth or anus into the lumen of the organ to be studied. The different type of Manometry procedures are:

  • Anorectal Manometry 
  • Barostat 
  • Oesophagal Manometry 
  • Gastroduodenal Manometry 

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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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