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:

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:

Hiatal hernia
  • 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

Surgical Services

Onco Surgery

  • 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

One-stop outpatient services

Sleeve Gastrectomy

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)

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



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

Our Doctors

Dr. Pradeepta Kumar Sethy
Dr. Pradeepta Kumar Sethy

Director, Gastroenterology

MBBS, MD (Med), DM (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Prateik Poddar
Dr. Prateik Poddar

Associate Consultant - Gastroenterology

MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Apurva Siva
Dr. Apurva Siva

Consultant & PG Teacher

MD, DM (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Debottam Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Debottam Bandyopadhyay

Consultant - Department of Gastroenterology (Visiting)

MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Medical Gastroenterology)

Dr. Jayanta Samanta
Dr. Jayanta Samanta

Associate Consultant - Gastroenterology

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Udipta Ray
Dr. Udipta Ray

Senior Consultant - General & GI Surgery.

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MRCS, FIAGES, FMAS

Dr. Nikhil S
Dr. Nikhil S

Consultant - Department of GI & General Surgery

MBBS,MS(General Surgery), DNB(Surgical Gastroenterology), Fellowship in HPB and Liver Transplantation

Dr. Snigdhendu Chand
Dr. Snigdhendu Chand

Associate Consultant - Department of General & GI Surgery (Visiting)

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery

Dr. Gouranga Charan Nayak
Dr. Gouranga Charan Nayak

Associate Consultant - (Visiting)

MD Physician, DNB - General Surgery

Dr. Rahul Dhar
Dr. Rahul Dhar

Consultant (Visiting)

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MRCS

Dr. Barun Nath
Dr. Barun Nath

Consultant - Department of GI & General Surgery

MBBS, MS(General Surgery), Fellowship in Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery

Dr. Hirak Pahari
Dr. Hirak Pahari

Consultant – Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon

FMAS, FIAGES, Fellowship in Liver Transplantation and Liver Surgery (Taiwan), Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver/Kidney Transplant Fellowship (Henry Ford, USA), Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant Fellowship (Cleveland Clinic, USA), Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy (ASTS)

Dr. Pradeep Thomas Cherian
Dr. Pradeep Thomas Cherian

Senior Consultant - Liver Transplant Surgeon (Visiting)

MBBS, FRCS( General Surgery), FRCS( I-Collegiate), CCST (UK)

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