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Systematic and Low Cost Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in India

Posted on the 07 January 2020 by Anan Adisa
Systematic and Low Cost Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in India The term Gastrointestinal disorders are used to refer to the conditions or diseases that occur within the gastrointestinal tract. The organs that constitute the GI tract are our mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. However, Gastro-intestinal tract along with accessory digestive glands like liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary duct constitute our digestive system.

Gastro-intestinal disorders can be: 

  • Functional i.e. arising due to the abnormal functioning of the organs of the GI Tract including Colon and Rectum. Most common among functional GI disorders are Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Structural i.e. due to the development of some anatomical abnormality. The most common structural GI disorders include hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, colon polyps, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

The organ-wise commonly encountered GI Disorders are:


  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Oesophagitis 
  • Hiatal hernias,
  • Stricture (narrowing) 
  • Achalasia 
  • Gastric (Stomach) 

  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Gastroenteritis 
  • Pyloric Stenosis  
  • Gastric Cancer 

Small intestine  
  • Duodenitis, jejunitis, and ileitis i.e. inflammation of duodenum, Jejunum, and Ileum 
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Malabsorption
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, 
  • Lipomas 
  • Hamartomas 
  • Carcinoid syndromes 

In addition, small Intestine disorders may also include:
  • Congenital or Surgical Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Coeliac Disease infective Tropical sprue
  • Lactose intolerance 
  • Malabsorption syndromes 

Large Intestine–can be affected by infection, autoimmune system and physiological  reasons and may lead to:
  • Intestinal obstruction  
  • Enterocolitis, 
  • Crohn's disease, 
  • Ulcerative Colitis 
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diverticular disease

The other commonly associated Intestinal Disorders are:

  • Celiac disease 
  • Appendicitis 
  • Nausea & Vomiting 
  • Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction
  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhea  
  • Abdominal pain

Rectum and Anus – 
  • Hemorrhoids 
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Cancer associated with Ulcerative Colitis 
  • Proctitis i.e. inflammation of the rectum
  • Fecal incontinence 
  • Rectal Prolapse  

In addition, disorders arising in Accessory Digestive Glands like Liver, Gall Bladder and pancreas may include:

Liver problems include: 
  • Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
  • Cirrhosis
  • Autoimmune and Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Abscess
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy 
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome 

Gallbladder  disorders 
  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholangitis

  • Pancreatitis, 
  • Pancreatic Fistula  
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Besides above there are many more complications that can occur due to gastrointestinal disorders.

What are the most common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders?

The most common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn 
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas in the GI tract (Bloating)
  • GI bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unintentional weight loss

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Systematic and Low Cost Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in India

For diagnosis tests that are conducted include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound. 

The treatment of gastrointestinal disorder varies as per the disease. However, treatment is done with medication besides many surgical procedures that are performed on the digestive tract. The surgical procedures are performed using endoscopy, laparoscopy and open surgery. However, organ transplants can be performed on the liver, pancreas and small intestine.

Top 10 Gastrointestinal Surgeons in Mumbai

The list of top 10 Gastrointestinal Surgeons in Mumbai includes:

  • Dr. Soumil Vyas 
  • Dr. Anil Deshpande
  • Dr. Subhash Agal 
  • Dr. K.P.Madhukar
  • Dr. Dattaprasanna R. Kulkarni 
  • Dr.Vibha Verma
  • Dr. Ameet Mandot 
  • Dr. Mehul Choksi
  • Dr. Sachin Vani
  • Dr. Vedant H Karvir
  • Dr. Sanjay Singh Negi

10 Best Hospital for Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery in Mumbai

Among the top 10 Gastrointestinal Surgery Hospitals in Mumbai are:

  • Jaslok Hospital
  • Care Hospital
  • Kokilaben 
  • Wockhardt Hospital 
  • Nanavati Hospital 
  • Fortis Hospital, Mulund
  • Hiranandani Hospital
  • SL Raheja Hospital
  • Kohinoor Hospital 
  • World Gastroenterology Institute 

Why International patients choose India for GI Surgery?

International patients Choose India for GI Surgery due to:

  • World-class hospital infrastructure
  • Use of latest technology
  • Impeccable pre and post-surgery care
  • Good hotel accommodation
  • Ease of Visa
  • No language problem
  • Priority appointment and no waiting list
  • Best Medical Tourism Facilities Provided by World's Best Medical Tourism Company "Forerunners Healthcare Consultant". 
Systematic and Low Cost Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders in India

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