Bombay: Good news for all residents of the western suburbs of Mumbai! Now they can benefit from an advanced treatment center close to home for all conditions related to digestive and liver diseases in adults and children. Globus, a 20-bed super-specialty hospital in Malad, is equipped with world-class diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
A brainchild of Dr. Vedant Karvir, it was the first dedicated day endoscopy center for Malad which started in 2014 and expanded to a super specialty hospital in 2019. Additionally, it has acquired a status in 2017 when it got the high definition Olympus 170 series. Endoscopy system with NBI function, which helps in the early detection of cancers of the gastrointestinal mucosa. The super specialty hospital was the first in the western suburbs area to launch dedicated pediatric gastroenterology departments under the care of Dr. Bijal V. Karvir.
The specialist hospital has a team of expert hepato-gastroenterologists led by Dr. Vedant H. Karvir. He has performed many advanced procedures involving gastrointestinal bleeding control, esophagus and colon dilation, ERCP (removal of stones in CBD) and PEG feeding tube insertion.
According to Globus Hospital Gastroenterology HOD, Dr. Vedant, who has performed over 15,000 gastroscopies and over 5,000 colonoscopies, “GLOBUS Hospital was established with the vision to serve you with utmost care. and affection with a team of highly experienced doctors and in-house medical and surgical group for all kinds of gastrointestinal tract ailments.The health center offers all kinds of surgical gastroenterology services including gastrointestinal surgeries and pediatric laparoscopy by renowned physicians using the high-end modular Major OT with C-arm imaging facilities State-of-the-art diagnostic testing facility provided at GLOBUS Hospital includes Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy / gastroscopy / OGD scopy (for
The highly qualified and experienced gastroenterologist further explains that all digestive and liver diseases are linked to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract – it starts with the esophagus (food pipe), stomach, liver, pancreas, the small intestine and the colon. Whenever there is a problem in the gastrointestinal tract such as blood in the stool, abdominal pain, diarrhea, swallowing problems, nausea, vomiting, chronic constipation, etc., your general practitioner should immediately recommend you to consult a gastroenterologist who will guide you further for few tests such as colonoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, ultrasound, etc. to detect digestive tract problems.
It should be noted that children, especially newborns and infants, suffer from digestive, liver and nutritional problems that are often different from those seen in adults. It therefore requires an expert pediatric gastroenterologist to treat them.
Again, under the supervision of Dr. Bijal V. Karvir, the pediatric and neonatal gastroenterology and liver diseases section of the hospital successfully treats celiac disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, diagnostic endoscopies and pediatric therapeutics, including removal of foreign bodies (eg, coin) in the gastrointestinal tract, etc.
The specialist team focuses on issues unique to pediatric patients, including growth, maturation, physical and emotional development, and age-related social issues. They also treat bleeding, swallowing problems, or other bowel problems. Special instruments, such as ultra-thin endoscopes (5.4 mm), are used to examine the inside of the digestive tract or to obtain tissue samples (biopsies) from babies
The hospital also offers dermatology and cosmetology services under the guidance of senior dermatologist and cosmetologist, Dr. Hemraj Karvir.
The department offers chemical skin peeling, radiofrequency removal of skin tags and warts, and laser treatment for permanent hair reduction.
Globus Hospital also has a urology department to deal with issues related to kidney stones, prostate, cystoscopy as well as it offers services for gynecological issues such as hysterectomy (open and vaginal) . Globus Hospital also assists patients from nephrology, psychiatry and general medicine departments.
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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:14 a.m. IST