The department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Science at Fortis comprises a team of the best gastroenterology doctors in Kolkata. The department offers a broad range of superior services to patients to prevent, and treat multiple disorders related to the digestive tract. Our team utilizes the finest equipment available and works closely with patients during the diagnostic process to detect and diagnose the exact cause of the problem.
Our gastroenterologist in Kolkata, Fortis renders a wide range of services including endoscopies, colonoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Capsule Endoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, and Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Management of acute/life-threatening conditions such as diverticulitis, acute liver failure, GI bleed, acute pancreatitis, and so on by therapeutic procedures such as Polypectomies, Variceal banding, Foreign body removal, GI stenting and Treatment of GI bleed is the expertise of our team in Kolkata branch. The team is also skilled in performing complex procedures such as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement, Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), achalasia, Balloon dilatation of strictures and biliary procedures such as Stenting of the common bile duct (CBD) and removal of gall stones.
Our team, well led by the best gastroenterology doctor in Kolkata, effectively manages emergencies such as gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatic coma, liver failure, pancreatitis, colitis and biliary sepsis. In the special Liver Intensive Care Unit (LICU), all malignant or benign disorders of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, gall bladder, and pancreas are treated skillfully. The team is adept at offering sophisticated care with a focus on patient comfort and safety.
Our gastroenterology doctors in Kolkata work in close coordination with other departments such as nuclear medicine, radiology, and surgery to offer accurate diagnosis, best in class treatment and superlative post treatment care to patients for a faster recovery.
Q1. How much does a Gastroenterologist charge for different services?
The charges of a Gastroenterologist depend entirely on the years of experience and the expertise of the physician. They might charge an additional fee for any tests or exams along with the standard consultation fee.
Q2. Will my health insurance cover the expenses for gastro treatments?
Most gastroenterology treatments are covered under health insurance. However, be sure to check with your insurance provider if a specific treatment or surgery is covered under your policy or not.
Q3. What are the different conditions treated by the gastro doctors?
Gastroenterologists treat multiple cancerous and non-cancerous conditions related to gallbladder, stomach, esophagus, colon, small intestine, pancreas, rectum, liver and bile ducts including disorders such as High-Grade Dysplasia, Anorectal Diseases, Zenker's Diverticulum, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders, and various other liver diseases.
Q4. What screening tests are available for colorectal cancer?
There are mainly 4 screening tests for diagnosing colorectal cancer, as mentioned below:
Stool blood testing
These tests can also vary in their accuracy in detecting cancer and any of these tests can be selected, based on the age, convenience, risks, preparation, genetic or medical history, discomfort, cost and the frequency of repeating the tests. People who are at risk for cancer may have to discuss different screening options with the doctor.
Q5. Why would I consult a Gastroenterologist?
There can be multiple reasons to consult a Gastroenterologist. They are specialists who check the digestive/gastrointestinal tract of a person through endoscopic procedures. Gastroenterologists have advanced equipment and expertise to diagnose patients with some specific conditions and diseases, as mentioned: