Fortis Ludhiana's Centre of Excellence for Gastro Science offers comprehensive services in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery. The Centre has excellent infrastructural support (including critical care and high dependency units, and advanced diagnostic and interventional endoscopy units) and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and instruments like computer assisted video navigational tools and high definition endoscopy system and accessories. We are the first in the region to have most advanced endoscopic system equipped with narrow band imaging for early detection of cancers. Since the hospital's inception, more than 1000 complex endoscopic procedures have been carried out with no complication.
We have pioneered minimal access surgical techniques, like laparoscopy and endoscopy, which facilitate faster recovery, involve fewer complications and need less post-surgical follow-up. The Centre carries out advance therapeutic procedures like submucosal resection for management of early GI cancers besides advanced laparoscopic, billiary/pancreatic, colorectal oncologic procedures, hepatology procedures including liver clinic, transient elastography and advanced radiological units. Our Centre is among the few to offer scarless minimal access surgery options using the latest technology. We perform bariatric procedures on morbidly obese patients to help them achieve significant weight loss when an exercise and diet program has been instituted but not succeeded. This often helps them overcome co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. We also perform open surgical procedures wherever indicated. Gastroenterology and hepatology services include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP.
Our gastro surgery team includes experienced surgeons, skilled anaesthetists and intensivists, and trained surgical residents.
We routinely place billiary, esophageal, enteral and colonic stents. We are the only centre in North India performing Stretta for GERD .We have been the first in the region to do EMR and cervical esophageal stenting. The department has well equipped endoscopy suites and post procedure recovery manned by well trained (ACLS Certified) nursing staff.