Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine, which is focused on digestive system and its disorders. It is a study of functions and diseases related to esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct and liver, which are all part of the digestive system.

Digestive diseases are common in India. In some cases, various tests and procedures are conducted to diagnose the extent of the gastroenterological problems. Here are some of the techniques suggested by medical practitioners at AMRI Hospitals:

Abdominal ultrasound: It is a procedure that is used to assess the organs and structures within the belly. Abdominal ultrasound allows a healthcare provider to view the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. It is also used to measure the blood flow onto the abdominal organs.

Abdominal angiogram: An imaging text that uses X-rays to look at the blood vessels, abdominal angiogram is used to check the blood flow to the liver and spleen.

Abdominal x-ray: It uses beams of energy that passes through the body tissues to make a picture of internal tissues, bones and organs.

Appendectomy for children: Appendectomy is a surgery conducted to remove a child’s appendix. According to the medical

Barium swallow: It is also an imaging test based on X practitioners at AMRI, appendectomy can be done as an open surgery or laparoscopic surgery, depending on the child’s medical condition.

Barium enema: In this imaging test, X-rays are used to view the lower gastrointestinal tract, which includes the large intestine and rectum.
-rays. Barium swallow looks at the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the back of mouth, throat and esophagus.

Colectomy: This surgical procedure is used to treat colon diseases including cancer, inflammatory disease and diverticulitis.

Colostomy: It is an operation that is done to create an opening for colon or large intestine through the abdomen. Colostomy can be temporary as well as permanent. It is usually performed after bowel surgery or injury.

CT or CAT scan of abdomen: An imaging test that shows details about the bones, muscles, tissues, fat, organs and blood vessels. It uses X-rays and a computer to make detailed images of the body.

Apart from these, there are various other tests and procedures that are conducted to cure gastroenterology diseases. Experienced gastroenterologists at AMRI Hospitals suggest undergoing a high quality medical or surgical treatment to ensure optimum care.