The department of Gastroenterology at MGM New Bombay Hospital Vashi is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for prevention, diagnosis and treatment for patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
Our experienced consultants along with trained and professional technicians and nursing staff, provide round-the-clock specialist care to patients with digestive disorders. The entire gamut of simple as well complex conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, gall bladder and pancreas are treated utilising the best technological advances in the field.
Besides providing supreme quality care to all our patients, the department also caters to teaching and training of doctors, nurses and para-medic staff, thus making it worthy of being a centre of excellence in Gastroenterology.
Technology & Infrastructure
The department of Gastroenterology at MGM New Bombay Hospital Vashi is fully equipped with latest technology to provide world-class services in the areas of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy.
Fully equipped with the latest technology & supporting equipment’s, the department of gastroenterology at MGM Hospital has modern endoscopy units where high end and complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed, to provide world class services round the clock for a wide range of gastrointestinal, heptatology and endoscopy conditions. Hospital boasts a 19 day bed care unit especially designed for day care procedures.
Diagnostic And Therapeutic Endoscopy
Endoscopy, a procedure that uses a flexible fiber-optic tube to examine the inside of the body cavity, is used to detect many upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
The Endoscopy center prides itself with dedicated Endoscopists, some of them leaders in their field. It has the latest high-resolution video Endoscopy unit and offers the entire gamut of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic upper GI, lower GI and pancreatico-biliary interventions. A separate endoscopy suite staffed by specially trained endoscopy nurses are provided with compassionate care in a soothing ambience with high premium on patient satisfaction, making endoscopy as stress-free an experience as possible. We provide persistent on-going treatments for a broad horizon of gastrointestinal conditions. Common services include:
Our Speciality Clinics Include
For the management of patients with chronic bowel problems like Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal disorders
For the management of patients with liver and biliary diseases and chronic pancreatitis
For the screening for GI cancer and management of various GI cancers
Know about your digestive system:
|Q: What causes Gastroenterology diseases?
| Viruses (particularly rotavirus) and the bacteria Escherichia coli and Campylobacter species are the primary causes of gastroenteritis. There are, however, many other infectious agents that can cause this syndrome. Non-infectious causes are seen on occasion, but they are less likely than a viral or bacterial cause. Risk of infection is higher in children due to their lack of immunity and relatively poor hygiene.|
|Q: Is gastroenteritis contagious?
|The large majority of causes (viral and bacterial) of gastroenteritis arecontagious, usually through food or water contamination; in addition, they can be transferred person-to-person. A few causes are notcontagious such as food allergies or the side effects of medications. Exposures to body fluids (for example, feces or droplets containing infectious agents) are common sources that transmit the disease to others. |
|Q: Who are at risk for it?
|Gastroenteritis is a common, worldwide disease and almost everyone suffers from it a few times in their life because it is almost impossible to avoid contact with some of the viral and bacterial causes.|
|• People living in crowded conditions (military, cruise ships, dorms) are at higher risk, as are people living in developing countries who often have adiet that contains contaminated food or water.|
|• Infants, children and some adults (elderly, immunosuppressed) are at higher risk because of immature ordepressed immune systems and also because they can become dehydrated faster than older children and adults.|
|• Some patients taking antibiotics are at higher risk because the antibiotics depress the normal GI microbes and allow bacteria or viruses likeClostridium diffficile to predominate and cause disease.|
|• People who do not practice good hygiene and hand washing techniques are at higher risk, as are those who eat under cooked and/or unwashed foods or drink from potentially contaminated fluid sources (rivers, streams, unpasteurized milk, for example). |
|Q: What are the symptoms of Gastroenteritis?
|The main symptom is repeated diarrhea, which may sometimes contain traces of blood or mucus.|
|Other symptoms can include:|
|• feeling sick|
|• loss of appetite|
|• stomach cramps|
|• aching limbs|
|• a high temperature (fever)|
|Symptoms can last anywhere from one to 10 days.|
|Q: What are some healthy measures to adopt to decrease chances of getting gastroenteritis?
|Viral gastroenteritis is easily spread. There are some things you can do to lower your chances of contracting the virus or spreading it to others.|
|• Wash your hands often, especially after using the bathroom and before food preparation. If necessary, use hand sanitizer until you can access soap and water.|
|• Do not eat raw or undercooked foods.|
|• Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.|
|• Take special precautions to avoid contaminated water and food when traveling. Avoid ice cubes and use bottled water whenever possible.|
|• There are two vaccines for rotavirus. These are generally started when an infant is two months old. Ask your doctor if you should have your infant vaccinated.|
|Our team of experts are here to make your recovery smooth and rapid without compromising on the safety of the patient thereby ensuring you return to your normal life at the earliest.|