No. 01, Boteju Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka. 

Institute of Advanced Gastroenterology & Therapeutic Endoscopy

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Global Hospitals Medical Gastroenterology team has sizeable experience in clinical as well in performing wide range of endoscopic procedures. The team provides consultation and provides inputs to other interdisciplinary departments as well as renders pre-post transplantation endoscopic services. The Institute of Advanced Gastroenterology & Therapeutic Endoscopy offers:

Outpatients Clinical Services

  • Day Care Procedures
  • Intensive Gastroenterology Unit
  • Interventional Endoscopy Procedures
  • Advanced Endoscopy procedures like Endosonography, Enteroscopy, Narrow Band Imaging, and ERCP
  • Advanced Interventional endoscopy procedures

From the patient’s first visit to the final follow up, the institute offers the most appropriate comprehensive and cost effective treatment for wide range of GI problems. The following GI problems addressed at the Institute are:

  • Heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders (Barrett’s Esophagus) and Esophageal Cancer
  • Diseases of the Pancreas including Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Adult Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas mass
  • Liver Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer (Anus, Colon, Rectum and Stomach) Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Constipation and Fecal Incontinence
  • Indigestion/Malabsorption/Malnutrition
  • Anorectal Disease (Fistulas, Hemorrhoids)
  • Gas bloat Flatulence
  • IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diarrhea- Constipation -Fecal Incontinence
  • Blood vomiting
  • Bleeding through Anus

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

  • Gastroscopy - Colonoscopy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Banding and Glue therapy for Varices
  • Dilatation of Esophageal Duodenal Colonic Strictures
  • AchalasiaCardia dilation
  • Esophageal Stent Placement
  • Injection Therapy of Bleeding Ulcers / Clipping of GI Bleeders
  • Live and cadaveric liver transplantation
  • Polypectomy
  • Foreign Body Retrieval
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation
  • ERCP - Therapeutic & Diagnostic

The endoscopic procedures used to treat GI problems are:

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, including Enteral Stents, Biliary Stents, Banding of Esophageal Varices, Small-Bowel Enteroscopy, Endoscopic Treatment for Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Banding of Esophageal Varices
  • Dilatation of Strictures, AchalasiaCardia
  • Esophageal Prosthesis Placement
  • Injection / Clipping of UGI Bleeds
  • Polypectomy
  • Argon Coagulation for Radiation Injuries
  • ERCP - Therapeutic & Diagnostic
  • CBD Stone Extraction
  • Biliary & Pancreatic Stenting
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • EUS guided pseudocyst drainage
  • EUS guided FNAC for tumors of pancreas, esophagus and mediastinum

The institute also offers:

  • Clinical Services - The colorectal unit consists of trained consultants and registrars specialized in investigations which are required for this specialty like endo anal scans, defecography and anorectal manometry, which enables the department to carry out surgeries for:

- Complex Fistula surgery
-  Hemorrhoids
- Cancer surgery for Colon and Rectum
- Repair of Anal sphincters
- Complicated enterocutaneous fistulas
- Surgery for prolapse of Rectum
- Internal and External Hemorrhoids

These surgeries are approached both open and laparoscopically depending on the particular need of the patient.
Outpatient/Day Care service - All necessary investigations such as UGI scopy, LGI scopy, USG are done without admitting the patient. The department provides care for the patient suffering from abdominal pain,  bloating, chest pain, flatulence, belching, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea etc.
Advanced Procedures - Management of chronic GI bleeding, Enteroscopy can be done as and when need arises, as it is a comprehensive tertiary care referral centre. Patients from all over the country and abroad too avail the services.
The department also focuses on investigations and management of cancers, which are very common in the digestive tract. Comprehensive investigation and management of jaundice is given special importance that includes advanced investigations like technetium scan and small bowel enteroscopy.
Preventive Care:

Global Hospitals provide a gamut of preventive health checks for the management of GI problems:

  • Gastro Check
  • Advanced Gastro check
  • Liver Check
  • Hepatitis Check

This helps in early diagnosis and prevention of major ailments.Type your paragraph here.

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