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The Department of Gastroenterology in our Starcare Hospital offers world-class comprehensive gastrology, hepatology, and Colon Cancer treatment for people suffering from gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver disorders. Our team of highly proficient and experienced gastroenterologists performs gastro surgery with the aid of state-of-the-art medical devices to perform efficient surgeries. Our Hospital is incorporated with ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI to examine the prevailing health condition of patients, and provide them with the best care.

It is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal-related disorders. A Gastroenterologist is a specialist who treats conditions that affect the digestive systems, which include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus, as well as the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder. Gastrointestinal Reflux disease(GERD), Ulcers, Irritable bowel syndrome, and Celiac disease are the common diseases that affect the digestive tract. At Starcare Hospital, we have cutting-edge diagnostic technology and a solid team of highly qualified Gastroenterologists to provide patients with the Best Gastroenterology Treatment.

A Gastrologist is a person who specializes in Gastrology which involves treating stomach-related issues such as Gastric issues, ulcers, and stomach cancer. At our hospital, our Gastrology Doctor practices colonoscopies to diagnose the large intestine and find problems such as colorectal cancer or polyps. The diagnostic procedure involves passing a colonoscope tube through the anus into the rectum and colon. The scope inflates the patient's colon with air for a more precise look. The camera sends video of your intestinal tract to a screen so your doctor can take an examination. With real-time examination, our doctors determine the progression of illness and the possible treatment to assist patients in recovery.

Colon Cancer is a growth of cells that forms in the lower end of the digestive tract. Most of these cancers start as non-cancerous growth called polyps. At Starcare, we have the Best Gastro Doctors and healthcare infrastructure to offer treatment for Colon Cancer. Our treatment methods include removing polyps to prevent Colon Cancer and its stimulation. We recommend regular screenings like colonography for patients suffering from high risk, especially those above age 45. Dr. Gokulan, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Starcare Hospital (the nearest hospital) Kozhikode, is specialized in treating such medical conditions.

Symptoms might include blood in the stool, abdominal discomfort, and bowel movement changes such as constipation or diarrhea. Depending on the stage of the colon cancer, our Gastroenterologists suggest surgery such as a colectomy to remove the cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation as treatment options to stabilize and aid in recovery.

Most cases of gastroenteritis, often known as the stomach flu, arise from eating or drinking contaminated food or by an infectious individual. The symptoms are diarrhea, cramps, vomiting, and fever.

Stomach ulcer: develops on the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine and is mainly caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Symptoms are discomfort when you eat or drink, stomach pain, and bloating. Our Gastrologist prescribes antibiotics like penicillin, Antidiarrhoeal, and antacids as a treatment method. A medical procedure like an endoscopy is done to see inside the body and provide treatment.

Celiac disease: caused by an abnormal immune system reaction to the protein gluten found in foods such as bread, pasta, cereals, and biscuits. Symptoms are bloating, low blood count, fatigue, and osteoporosis. It can be treated by taking a gluten-free diet.

Our Gastroenterology Hospital in Kozhikode offers world-class Gastro Treatment for people suffering from gastroenteritis, stomach ulcer, and celiac diseases.

What is Hepatology

The branch of medicine deals with the study, diagnosis, and prevention of disease that affects the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. It is a sub-specialty of gastroenterology. Typical conditions are fatty liver, hepatitis infections, jaundice, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Diseases caused by viruses are hepatitis A, B, and C. Symptoms include skin and eyes that appear yellow, which is called jaundice, swelling in the legs, itchy skin, dark urine color, pale stool color, vomiting, and fatigue.

At Starcare Hospital, our Hepatologists recommend a group of Hepatology tests such as liver function tests, ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI to examine liver damage. The enzymes produced by the liver are SGPT serum glutamic- pyruvic transaminase and SGOT serum glutamic- oxaloacetic- transaminase. The Hepatology test shows the persisting range of SGPT. The usual range of SGPT is 7-56 units per liter of blood serum, and SGOT is 8-45 units per liter of serum. If a person consumes a lot of alcohol, chances are there to cause high SGPT/SGOT levels, which may lead to acute viral hepatitis A and B, obesity, heart attack, kidney disease, Hepatitis C, Gallbladder inflammation, and pancreatitis. Our Hepatologists provide possible Hepatology Treatment methods to stabilize the SGPT range. Our doctors have solid experience treating people with mild to severe health conditions.

Liver Cirrhosis: It is chronic liver damage leading to its failure. The patient may experience weakness and weight loss. It is mainly caused by excessive drinking of alcohol, hepatitis B and C viral infections, and fatty liver caused by obesity and diabetes. At Starcare Hospital, our Gastroenterologists provide liver cirrhosis treatments and medications such as antibiotics and beta-blockers; in addition, they advise patients to follow a low-sodium diet and avoid alcohol consumption. Liver transplantation may be considered in severe conditions. This is a significant operation where your diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver from a donor. Our Gastroenterology Hospital has avant-garde healthcare infrastructure and the best surgeons to perform liver transplants.

Our treatment procedure assists people suffering from gastrology illnesses with a health-recovering diet. Our dietician derives a custom food chart for each individual based on their health condition, treatment progression, and other associated illnesses. For patients suffering from Fatty Liver, we advise them to avoid eating foods such as red meat, full-fat cheese, white rice, sugary items, baked and fried foods with palm or coconut oil, and complete restriction of alcohol consumption. The most common food chart to follow includes consuming fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts, and legumes; less sweets; small fish containing omega-3 fatty acids; protein-rich foods; salads; egg whites; oats; and Ragi.

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Dr. Shanija P

Dr. Shanija P

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB (Gastroenterology)

Sr. Consultant

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Dr. Shanija P

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MON, WED, FRI (9.30 PM to 11 AM)

Intervention experience in Gastroenterology:

  • Done more than 10000 upper GI Endoscopy
  • Done more than 5000 Colonoscopy
  • Expert in doing emergency intervention for foriegn body ingestion.
  • Expert in doing intervention for emergency Upper GI bleed.
  • Have vast experience in doing upper and lower GI therapeutic interventions
  • Have good experience in doing PEG
  • Got trained in ERCP from Jaswant rai hospital ,Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India under the guidance of Dr.Malai Sharma (2016)

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