Integrated Care for Digestive Diseases

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, along with liver, gall bladder and pancreas are the focus of this specialty. Gut or GastroIntestinal Tract (GIT) is a single tubular structure that includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal.

At Medica, we are offering completely integrated care in Digestive Diseases under one roof:

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  • Medical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, including Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and other Therapeutic Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Advanced Laparoscopy
    • GI Oncosurgery
    • Other complex procedures
  • Interventional GI Radiology
    • Angioembolisation, TIPSS
    • Chemoembilization

Come and see us if you have any of these symptoms of digestive diseases:

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  • Heartburn (Ambal) Flatulence (Gas) & Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Inability to put on weight in spite of good diet
  • Vomiting of blood (haematemesis) or
  • black stool (Malaena)
  • Anaemia
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Jaundice (yellow discoloration & yellow urine)
  • Bleeding from rectum
  • Loose stool & Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Any lump in belly

Facilities available

Surgical Services : GI Surgery offers Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric and Onco surgery

Surgical Services

Onco Surgery

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  • Comprehensive treatment for all GI cancers
  • Specialised surgeries being offered
    • Liver Resection
    • Whipple’s Surgery
    • Radical Colectomy
    • Radical Gastrectomy
    • Radical Esophagectomy

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Gall Bladder CBD Stone
  • All types of Hernia
  • Colon Resection

Complex surgery

Biliary Stricture, Chronic Pancreatitis,
GI Bleed, Ulcerative Colitis, High Anal Fistula (Anal plug VAAFT),
Stapled surgery for piles

Medical Services

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One-stop outpatient services

Assessment investigation and treatment in one visit

  • Indigestion & Heartburn Clinic, Jaundice Clinic, Swallowing Difficulty Clinic
  • Hepatitis Clinic
  • Colitis & Diarrhoea Clinic
  • Nutrition & Dietetics Clinic

Endoscopy Services

  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP Extraction of bile duct stones
  • Stents for advanced cancers — oesophageal, colonic and bile duct
  • Endoscopic treatment for bleeding ulcers
  • Endoscopic treatment for polyps
  • Endoscopic treatment for oesophageal varices
  • Polypectomy
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Nutritional access: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Video Capsular Endoscopy (VCE)

Soon to come

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Physiology studies for reflux
    • Oesophageal Manometry & pH testing
  • Physiology tests for incontinence fissure and urgency of bowel motion
    • Anorectal manometry
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy

GI Surgery Programme

Comprehensive treatment for:

  • Oesophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer

Multidisciplinary Team

  • GI Oncosurgeon
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Stoma Therapist

Obesity Surgery Programme

BREAST, ENDOCRINE and METABOLIC Initiative (BEMI)

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY
Who benefits from this type of surgery?

1. Morbidly obese (BMI > 37.5) patients
2. Obese (BMI 27.5-37.5) patients with co-morbidities like:

  • Hypertension
  • Type II DM
  • CAD
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Steatohepatitis

How does the surgery cure obesity?

By decreasing the capacity of stomach and decreasing appetite stimulating hormones from stomach

In gastric bypass, time to absorb food from the intestine is decreased by shortening the absorptive limb of intestine

The Team

  • Bariatric surgeon
  • Endocrinologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Dietician

Awareness camps on Bariatric Surgery are periodically organized at the hospital

CLINICAL TEAM

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Dr. Pradeepta Kumar Sethy
Designation: Director, Gastroenterology
Qualification: MBBS, MD (Med.), DM (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Debottam Bandyopadhyay
Designation: Consultant, Gastro Medicine
Qualification: MBBS, MD (Gen. Med.), DM (Medical Gastroenterology)

Dr. Sujoy Maitra
Designation: Consultant, Gastro Medicine
Qualification: MD, MRCP (UK)

Dr. Apurva Siva
Designation: Consultant, Gastro Medicine
Qualification: MD, DM (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Dipika Kedia
Designation: Consultant, Gastro Medicine
Qualification: MRCP, ECFMG Certificate, Liver Fellowship (US), Certified Liver Transplant Physician, FRCP (Dublin)

Dr. Kshaunish Das
Designation: Consultant
Qualification: MBBS, MD (Int. Med.), DM (Gastroenterology)

GI – SURGERY

Dr. Sanjoy Mandal
Designation: Director & Sr. Consultant GI-Surgeon
Qualification: MS (AIIMS), DNB, MRCS (ed), M.Ch (GI Surgery)

Dr. Suddhasattwa Sen
Designation: Sr. Consultant & Joint Director
Qualification: MS (Gold Medalist), DNB (Gen. Surg. – All India Gold Medalist), MRCS (UK), DNB (Gastro Surg.), MNAMS, FICS, FMAS (AMASI), FHPB & Liver Transplant (Sir Gangaram, Apollo Delhi), CC Endohernia & Solid Organ Laproscopy (Ethicon)

Dr. Abir Banerjee
Designation: Consultant
Qualification: MS, FRCS (Eng & Glasg), FRCS (GI Surgery) (UK)

Dr. Rohit Gaurav
Designation: Associate Consultant
Qualification: MBBS, MS(Gen. Surg.), Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

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