Department of Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology at CH&RC provides various services as mentioned below. Staffed with senior consultants and headed by Dr. Ajay Jain, it offers excellent round the clock services for patients:

  • Endoscopy services
  • Day care services
  • In-patient services including intensive care unit

Services offered are Clinical Gastroenterology, Endoscopic Unit, Hepatic Unit, G.I. Surgery.

Endoscopic procedures : Gastroenterology dept. of Choithram hospital is world renowned for its endoscopy services, both in terms of quality and turn over. Various procedures which are routinely performed here are

1. Diagnostic and Therapeutic UGI Endoscopy
2. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy 
3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio - pancreaticography)
4. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Enteroscopy
5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endosonography
6. Capsule endoscopy
7. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
8. Magnification endoscopy and Narrow band imaging
9. Oesophageal and rectal Manometry

Being a tertiary referral center, patients come from all over the country and abroad. Besides providing services to these all patients the endoscopy unit is also a well know training centre for both basic procedures and advanced therapeutic endoscopy techniques.CH&RC is a renowned Endoscopic centre where the patients are regularly coming not only from entire M.P/C.G. but also from adjoining states. A number of International renowned faculties from National centers in the field of Gastroenterology and endoscopy have visited AIG for interaction with consultants.

Day care services :

These include 25 bedded GI Unit, dedicated only to GI Sciences. Patients are admitted here for evaluation, minor procedures and discharged on the same day.

In-patient services :

Intensive Care unit (ICU) caters Medical Gastroenterology emergencies such as:

• GI bleed, hepatic coma, severe pancreatitis, acute abdomen etc., are admitted in the ICU with round the clock monitoring and availability of qualified doctors and personal at the bed side.
• Facilities for Ventilatory support, renal and liver dialysis are available in the ICU.

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Consultants

  • Dr. Ajay Jain (Head)
  • Dr. Shohini Sirkar
  • Dr. Mayank Jain

HEALTH TIPS

High protein diet is essential for the growth of the children and teenagers. There are many protein rich snacks and food items like chana chatpata, sprouts chat, groundnut salted, ground nut chikki and laddoo, dry nuts, paneer and cheese snacks, soya chunks should be incorporated in the diet.


Patients with hyperacidity may be benefitted by small frequent meals, less spicy and oily food, plenty of water and daily walk.


Bottle feeding is very dangerous for infants and children


Person with high levels of uric acid should take moderate protein, plenty of fluids and should avoid fasting.


High fibre diet is good for maintaining health of GI tract. It may also prevent many life style disorder like constipation, piles, dyslipidemia, acidity etc.


One should not replace their meals by fast food/junk food.


Healthy diet contains all food groups like cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, vegetables, fruits and small amount of oil and sugar.


Iron deficiency anemia is very common in our community. People with anemia should consume plenty of green leafy vegetables, jaggery, dates, halu etc. Non vegetarians can consume liver, mutton along with full diet. 


Two teaspoon of flax seed consumption increases immunity and beneficial for diabetics, dyslipidemia, menopausal women and asthma patients.


Instead of taking excessive tea, coffee and cold drinks, one should take plenty of water, vegetable soups, butter milk, coconut water,  lemon juice because they are healthy drinks.


A feastful of nuts like groundnuts, almond, cashewnut, pistachionuts, walnuts, roasted chana are good for children’s health.


Regular intake of fast food and junk food may lead to many health problem like obesity constipation, piles, deficiency diseases cancer etc.


Consumption of methidana is good remedy for sugar control in diabetics.


Maintaining ideal body weight can prevent from many life style disorder like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and many other diseases.


Raw garlic, Almonds and walnuts can reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (Good Cholestrol).


Change of cooking oil (soyabean oil / Saffola sunflower oil/mustard oil/olive oil / corn oil) after 2-3 months is good for lowering cholesterol levels.


Soyabean is very rich in protein and isoflavons. Menopausal women should incorporate 15-30 gms roasted soyabean in their diet.


4-5 servings of seasonal vegetables (including cooked vegetable, salads and soup) and 1-2 servings of seasonal fruits are good for health as it contains many vitamins, minerals fibres and antioxidants.


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