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Aster Centre Of Excellence In Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care

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A world-class, dedicated facility for comprehensive management of diseases and disorders of the digestive system, the Aster Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care offers advanced medical gastroenterology, surgical gastroenterology, expert liver care (including liver transplant) and gastrointestinal oncology services to both adults and children.The exceptional team of doctors here comprises highly experienced, internationally renowned Medical Gastroenterologists, Surgical Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Hepato Pancreato Biliary & Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeons, Gastrointestinal Radiologists and Gastrointestinal Pathologists. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide optimal, evidence-based treatment to patients with the support of speciality-trained nurses, rehabilitation therapists and technicians.

Designed like an independent hospital with a separate entrance to ensure quick, efficient and personalised medical care, the Aster Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care has an outpatient division, an inpatient division, a day care unit, a state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional radiology wing, dedicated surgical suites that are South Asia’s first OR1 Karlstroz fusion integrated surgical suites with autopilot anaesthesia and dedicated ICUs that are South India’s first ICCA (IntelliSpace Critical Care & Anaesthesia) ICUs and a 24-hour emergency care facility.

Medical Gastroenterology

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Aster Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care is a state-of-the-art facility for diagnosis and medical management of diseases and disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and rectum. The highly experienced team of doctors comprising medical gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal radiologists, gastrointestinal oncologists and gastrointestinal pathologists ensures expert care for patients, with the support of cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technology. Medical Gastroenterology involves diagnosis and medical management of diseases and disorders of the digestive system, with the support of radiological and pathological investigations.​

Surgical Gastroenterology

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One of the most advanced facilities in the region for surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders/ diseases, the Aster Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care has an exceptional team of highly experienced Surgical Gastroenterologists with international expertise. The first in Kerala to offer robotic surgery for gastrointestinal diseases including cancers, the centre offers state-of-the-art facilities clinical support/ facilities including South Asia’s first OR1 Karlstroz fusion integrated surgical suites, a highly advanced endoscopy suite, ERCPs, GI motility studies and endosonography, high-definition laparoscopy, harmonic scalpel, ligature, CUSA excel, image intensifiers and intraoperative ultrasound for high-precision procedures.The subspeciality that deals with the surgical management of disorders of the digestive system including repair, removal, or resection of the intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, colon, anus and rectum.

Aster Integrated Liver Care

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One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in India, Aster Integrated Liver Care offers comprehensive management of complex liver diseases in both adults and children. The outstanding team of doctors comprising internationally renowned Hepato Pancreato Biliary & Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeons, Hepatologists, Pancreato Biliary Endoscopy experts, Hepato Biliary Radiologists/Interventional Radiologists and Liver Transplant Anesthesiologists have a collective experience of more than 2500 liver transplants, 200 pancreas and 4000 complex liver, biliary and pancreatic surgeries. This includes the first split liver transplant, the first simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant and the first simultaneous liver kidney transplant in Karnataka. Hepatology involves the study, diagnosis, management and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas.​

What is Gastroenterology?

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Gastroenterology is the medical speciality that focuses on the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and rectum.

Gastroenterology has three subspecialties: Medical Gastroenterology, Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Care (Hepatology).

​Why are we the best?​

​Each Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care programme at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care is headed by an outstanding team of doctors comprising experts from various subspecialities. They work with a multidisciplinary approach to provide high-quality, specialised care to patients and ensure the best possible outcome.

Award-winning nursing care​​

We have an NABH award-winning team of ACLS/ PALS/ BLS certified nurses who are trained to provide expert care to patients who have undergone transplant. They lend efficient support to our team of doctors and ensure each and every patient is taken good care of; and gets back to normal life as quickly as possible.

Trained Support Staff​​

Our support team comprising Nutritionists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Rehabilitation Professionals, Physical Medicine experts and Technicians ensure patients are given assistance and guidance to get back to their normal life.​​

What are the common gastrointestinal diseases/ disorders?

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Indigestion

Also called dyspepsia, indigestion is the uncomfortable, full sensation in the tummy, while having food or after a meal. Indigestion might also cause a burning pain in the upper part of the stomach.

Indigestion can often be the symptom of an underlying problem like Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), diseases of the gallbladder and ulcers.

Nausea & Vomitting

Nausea or the urge to vomit is caused by the body’s protective mechanism to remove any harmful substance. However, nausea may occur due to unrelated infectious and inflammatory conditions. Nausea can occur without vomitting, or may lead to vomitting.

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain or nagging cramps in the stomach can be the possible outcome of a gastrointestinal disease.

Bloating & Gas

Bloating is that uncomfortably ‘full feeling’, along with gas (burping and flatulence). Gas can at times be painful: accumulation of gas in the upper portion of the colon may cause gallbladder-like pain and accumulation in the left upper portion of the colon may make it seem a cardiac/ chest pain.

Heartburn/GERD

Gastro esophageal reflux occurs when the acid from the stomach flows backward into the esophagus, causing a burning, acidic feel in the throat and chest..

Esophagitis

A condition wherein swallowing food becomes difficult due to irritation or inflammation in the esophagus (food pipe).

Crohn’s Disease

A chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract that includes symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A condition that causes severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, fever and weight loss.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A condition that leads to discomfort, pain and change in bowel movement.

Ulcers

Stomach ulcers or gastric ulcers are open sores/ lesions in the lining of the stomach. Ulcers that occur just beyond the stomach are called duodenal ulcers. Stomach ulcers and gastric ulcers are referred to as peptic ulcers.

Gallstone Pancreatitis

Stomach ulcers or gastric ulcers are open sores/ lesions in the lining of the stomach. Ulcers that occur just beyond the stomach are called duodenal ulcers. Stomach ulcers and gastric ulcers are referred to as peptic ulcers.

Gallstones in women

Solid clumps of cholesterol crystals/ other substances that form in the gall bladder.

Hemorrhoids/ Anal Fissures

Rectal hemorrhoids are swollen or dilated blood vessels in the anal canal. Anal fissure is the tear in the lining of the anal canal.

Cancers

The most common type of cancer, Gastrointestinal cancers or GI Cancers include malignant conditions of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, rectum and anus.

Liver Diseases

Liver diseases

The common liver diseases are:

Fatty liver disease and liver cirrhosis due to excess consumption of alcohol

Non-alcoholic fatty liver

Viral hepatitis infections - Hepatitis A, B, C, E

Gastrointestinal bleeding caused by liver injury

Topical infections

Liver cancer

Genetic and metabolic liver diseases

Jaundice

Pancreatitis, usually when caused by alcohol consumption or gallstones

Drug metabolism, drug overdose

Pancreas / biliary tract damage caused by infections, bleeding obstructions, cancers,

Drug overdose, especially paracetamol

Liver storage diseases or enzyme defects that cause liver enlargement in children

To know more

To know more about our Cardiac Science Programmes, visit our Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care at astermedcity.com and discover how we live up to our simple promise: We’ll Treat You Well.

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