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Gastroenterologists in Mumbai


Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Gastroenterology / Hepatobilliary Sciences

Dr Aruna Bhave

Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Consultant - Gastroenterology

Dr. Deepti Vishwanathan

S L Raheja Hospital

Consultant General Surgery

Dr. Gaurav Mishra

Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Consultant - Gastroenterology

Dr Harshad Khairnar

Fortis Hospital Kalyan

Consultant Gastroentrology

Dr Nikhil Patil

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Gastroenterology / Hepatobilliary Sciences

Dr Nimish Shah

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Dr Nutan Desai

S L Raheja Hospital

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr. Rahul Shah

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Gastroenterology

Dr. Rajdeep

Fortis Hospital Kalyan

Consultant Gastroenterology / Hepatobilliary Sciences

Dr Rakesh Patel

S L Raheja Hospital

Consultant Gastroenterology / Hepatobilliary Sciences

Dr. Samit Jain

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Gastroenterology/Hepatobilliary Sciences

Dr Sandeep Davavala

Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Consultant Gatroenterologist

Dr Satish Kulkarni

S L Raheja Hospital

Consultant General Surgery

Dr. Tushar Rege

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Gastroentrology

Dr. Varun Tadkalkar

S L Raheja Hospital

Sr. Consultant Gastroenterology & Interventional Endoscopy

Dr. Vinay Dhir

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Director Gastroenterology

Dr Vipulroy Rathod


What is a Gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. The Institute of Gastroenterology at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, has the best team of gastroenterologists in Mumbai who are experts in advanced endoscopic diagnosis and treatment.

What Medical Conditions do Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat?

Gastroenterologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of conditions of the GI tract and liver, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Appendicitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Pancreatitis and any other problems that inflame the pancreas
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Liver diseases such as viral hepatitis and cirrhosis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Hiatal hernias

What are the most common Signs and Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorders?

Symptoms of gastrointestinal problems can range from mild to severe. Some of the most common signs include:

  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain and gas
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • When should you see a Gastroenterologist?

    You should consult a gastroenterologist if you:

  • Have frequent or severe heartburn
  • Are feeling unusually bloated
  • Have sudden or severe abdominal pain
  • Have unexplained difficulty swallowing
  • Have digestion problems such as constant constipation or diarrhoea
  • Have unexplained rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
  • Can Gastroenterologists perform a Colonoscopy?

    Yes, gastroenterologists perform most colonoscopies. In fact, they are the best doctors for colonoscopies as they receive special training in endoscopic procedures involving the gastrointestinal tract. A colonoscopy can help detect colon cancer and remove polyps at a precancerous stage. If you’re looking for the best doctor for colonoscopy, schedule an appointment with the Gastroenterology team at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, for world-class diagnosis and treatment.

    What types of Tests or Procedures do Gastroenterologists perform?

    Gastroenterologists perform a range of endoscopic procedures such as:

    • Upper endoscopy or EGD – a procedure used to examine the inner lining ofthe upper digestive tract.
    • Enteroscopy – this procedure is used to examine the lining of the smallintestine (small bowel).
    • Colonoscopy – a procedure used to look for changes in the large intestine(colon), rectum and anus. A colonoscopy can help detect colon polyps orcolon cancer.
    • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) – a procedure used to examine the GI tract aswell as other internal organs, including the pancreas, liver, lungs, andgallbladder.
    • Sigmoidoscopy – a diagnostic test used to examine the inside of the lowersigmoid (colon) and rectum.
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – a procedureused to diagnose and treat problems that affect the liver, gallbladder,pancreas, and bile ducts.
    • Polypectomy – a procedure to remove one or more polyps from the stomachor intestines during an endoscopy.
    • Capsule endoscopy – a procedure used to evaluate the small intestine.
    • Double balloon enteroscopy – an endoscopic technique used to inspect andtreat disorders affecting the small intestine.
    • Oesophageal dilation – a procedure that dilates or stretches a narrowedportion of the oesophagus.
    • Feeding tube insertion – a procedure involving inserting a feeding tube inthe abdomen to supply nutrition when a person has trouble eating.
    • Liver biopsy – a procedure used to assess inflammation and fibrosis in theliver.

    Can Gastroenterologists treat Colon Cancer?

    Yes, gastroenterologists can diagnose, stage, or treat certain cancers, including colon cancer. They are likely to be the first to find out if you have colorectal cancer during a colonoscopy.

    Do Gastroenterologists treat Cancer?

    Gastroenterologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in any of the digestive organs – such as stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, colorectal cancer, etc. Patients with other types of cancer might also have a gastroenterologist on their care team.

    Can a Gastroenterologist treat Liver Disease?

    Yes, a gastroenterologist can diagnose and treat many conditions of the liver, along with other digestive disorders. A gastroenterologist uses a combination of exams, blood tests and imaging scans to assess how your liver is functioning and recommend a treatment plan.

    Do Gastroenterologists perform Surgery?

    Gastroenterologists are not surgeons, hence, they do not perform surgical operations. However, they work with gastrointestinal surgeons, who carry out surgical procedures to treat or remove parts of the diseased digestive system. Gastroenterologists closely collaborate with surgeons and other specialists such as neurologists and oncologists, to assist in the treatment and achieve the best outcome for patients.

    Do Gastroenterologists in Mumbai perform Endoscopies?

    Yes, gastroenterologists in Mumbai perform endoscopies to investigate and confirm a diagnosis, as well as treat the illness directly. Contact the Institute of Gastroenterology at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, to receive the best treatment and a world-class endoscopy service.

    Is Endoscopy painful?

    An endoscopy is not painful for most patients, although the diagnostic procedure can be uncomfortable. Patients may have some mild bloating or cramping during and after the procedure.

    Is Endoscopy safe?

    Yes, an endoscopy is a relatively safe procedure, with very low rates of complications, which may include bleeding, infection, reaction to sedation, perforation, and pancreatitis as a result of ERCP.

    What happens during an Endoscopy?

    During an endoscopy, a gastroenterologist inserts a long, thin tube (endoscope) containing a light and camera lens into the body through the mouth or anal opening to observe an internal organ, such as the gastrointestinal tract, in detail. Patients will be given a light sedative to help them stay comfortable during the procedure, which takes about 10-45 minutes.

    Do Gastroenterologists in Mumbai treat children?

    Paediatric gastroenterologists in Mumbai can diagnose and treat a child for nutritional and digestive problems, as well as liver issues.

    What is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist?

    A paediatric gastroenterologist is a doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating the digestive and liver problems in children.

    Can Gastroenterologists treat Polyps?

    Yes, a gastroenterologist can remove polyps from your stomach or intestines during an endoscopy. Polyps are abnormal growths that can occur in several parts of the gastrointestinal tract, but are most common in the colon. At Fortis Hospital, Mulund, our gastro specialists use the most advanced techniques available to find and treat even very large polyps, preventing the development of colorectal cancer.

    How much does a Gastroenterology check-up cost?

    The cost of a gastroenterology check-up can vary from hospital to hospital. Contact Fortis Hospital, Mulund, to get more information about the cost of treatment, procedures and OPD charges. Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting-edge technology, the hospital has the best gastroenterologists in Mumbai.

    What can you expect at your first Gastroenterologist visit?

    At your first visit, your gastroenterologist will obtain a detailed history of your health. They’ll ask you about your family medical history, symptoms, or any treatments you’ve tried. They will conduct a thorough physical examination to find the cause of your symptoms.

    Your gastroenterologist may also recommend additional tests and techniques to rule in or out certain conditions as well as to guide treatment. Fortis Hospital, Mulund, has top gastroenterologists in Mumbai, who diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of GI-related conditions.

    Will I need a follow-up appointment after a Gastroenterologist visit?

    It is always smart to follow up regularly with your gastroenterologist, especially if you have a diagnosed gastrointestinal disease. This will enable your GI doctors to monitor your progress, adjust any medications, and ensure your condition is well- controlled.

    How do I find the best Gastroenterologist in Mumbai?

    Contact Fortis Hospital, Mulund, today to schedule an appointment with the best stomach specialists and gastroenterologists in Mumbai for your GI health needs.