Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine related to the digestive system and its disorders.

Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are focus of this specialty. Physicians practicing in this field of medicine are called gastroenterologists. They have usually completed the eight years of pre-medical and medical education, an yearlong internship (if this is not a part of the residency), three years of an internal medicine residency, and two to three years in the gastroenterology fellowship.

Specialists in GI radiology, hepatobiliary or gastric medicine or in GI oncology will then complete a two- or three- year fellowship. Gastroenterology is not the same as gastroenterological surgery or of colon and rectal (proctology) surgery, which are specialty branches of general surgery. Important advances have been made in the last fifty years, contributing to rapid expansion of its scope.

Hepatology, or hepatobiliary medicine, encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree and is traditionally considered a sub-specialty.

Treatments available under Gastroenterology

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  •  Abdominal Gastroenterology
  •  Anorectal Disorders
  •  Bezoars & Foreign Bodies
  •  Esophageal Disorders
  •  Gastric & Peptic Disorders
  •  Gastroenteritis
  •  GI Bleeding
  •  GI Diagnostics
  •  Hepatic Disorders
  •  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  •  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  •  Lower GI Complaints
  •  Malabsorption Syndrome
  •  Nutrition
  •  Pancreatitis
  •  Tumors of the GI Tract
  •  Upper GI Complaints

The department is headed by our eminent specialist DR. M.S Siddiqui, one of the leading Gastroenterologist in Bihar


Gastroenterology : The Gastroenterology department offers advanced treatments for various gastro-intestinal disorders. It is equipped with the best facilities and supported by a team of expert doctors. Gastroenterologists use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for endoscopy, colonoscopy. Laparoscopic surgeries, Liver and Pancreatic surgeries, and intestinal surgeries are performed regularly.

Gastro Sciences is highly specialized service split into gastro intestinal medicine and surgical expertise including transplants. We treat the upper digestive tract, stomach, liver, colon, intestinal problems and pancreas. Treatment here is specialized and covers most conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, helping in early detection and prevention of gastro-intestinal diseases.

Understanding the chronic and evolving nature of digestive disorders prevalent in developing countries, Ford Hospital is at the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases through minimally invasive technology. This makes the procedure affordable while ensuring speedy recovery. The patient is closely monitored throughout the process, from early detection, diagnosis and treatment to a better quality of life later.

The Special clinics are:

Liver Clinic-This clinic provides patients with chronic liver disease and liver cancers a one stop solution. These patients are worked up based on standard protocols to get the accurate diagnosis and management of their condition. They are also given long term care for chronic liver disease. These patients are given counselling and worked up for liver transplantation.

Obesity Clinic-In this modern era obesity has become a common problem. Our team of Gastroenterologists along with Endocrinologists have developed a comprehensive care package for the management of obesity. Surgical options for management of obesity are also offered to patients and their long term care is looked after.

Our doctors have expertise in full spectrum management of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreato-biliary and bowel diseases. This includes disorders such as inammatory and irritable bowel diseases, malabsorption syndrome, gastrointestinal bleed, chronic diarrhoea, constipation, peptic ulcer, acute liver failure, chronic liver diseases through viral, alcoholic and other sources, portal hypertension,
bilio-pancreatic disorders and malignancies. The department is supported by surgical gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiology, radiotherapy, anaesthesiology and intensive care specialists.

Surgical Gastroenterology provides state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal problems that need surgical approach. Abdominal hernias are one of the most common conditions. Our team of surgeons offer advanced laparoscopic and open hernia repair surgeries to patients with this problem.We provide advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques to patients with various gastrointestinal conditions including gastrointestinal cancers. Patients can get oncologically sound surgeries with minimal invasive technique, therefore ensuring a faster recovery and quick return to normal life.

It is one of the few departments that offer a multimodality approach to liver cancer. Complex liver surgeries have been conducted with intraoperative ultrasound guidance, thus making these procedures safer with better outcomes. Patients with liver cancer and chronic liver disease are also given the option of liver transplantation. The department has dedicated clinics to offer focused care
for patients with specic surgical gastrointestinal conditions.


Dr. Uday Kumar

MD(Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)