Institute of Gastro Sciences

Gastroenterology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal tract, and the liver. Gastroenterologists can treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome to hepatitis C.

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Department Overview

Gastroenterology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal tract, and the liver. Gastroenterologists can treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome to hepatitis C. The digestive system comprises a range of vital digestive organs, including:

  • The mouth
  • Esophagus(the “feeding pipe”)
  • Stomach
  • Small and large bowels
  • Rectum and anus

The Institute of Gastroenterology at Dr. Rela Hospital is a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced department that specializes in stomach and gut health. We believe in treating people, not just their diseases. We are committed to providing the best possible care to every patient. Our knowledgeable team is ready to invest in your health from diagnosis to treatment.

Each patient receives compassionate and individualized care. Your doctor will listen to your apprehensions, answer all your questions, consider your complete medical picture, and work with you to find the treatment plan that is right for your unique medical needs. In short, your gastric problems, their treatment, procedures involved, cost, recovery, and side effects will be taken care of by our gastrointestinal expert, who works within the Gastroenterology treatment guidelines or gastrointestinal treatment guidelines.

Our best Gastroenterology doctors in Chennai work in close partnership with a range of other specialists, including experts in Radiology, Pathology, and Oncology. We offer the latest in imaging procedures, radiological interventions, and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery procedures.In addition to addressing specific medical needs, we promote health through preventive care, cancer screening, and by providing education, allowing the patient to better understand their condition.

Symptoms and Signs of Gastrointestinal Diseases

The symptoms of a Gastroenterology disease vary but they include:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Constipation & Diarrhoea
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Severe and persistent Heartburn/indigestion
  • Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting
  • Ulcers
  • Unexplained weight loss

The Common Gastrointestinal disorders/conditions

The 13 most common gastrointestinal conditions:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Chronic Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Gallstones
  • Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Liver Disease
  • Diverticulitis

Treatment for Gastrointestinal conditions

There are a multitude of diagnoses that fall under Gastrointestinal illnesses, at first, the medical team may ask a person about his/her symptoms and recent activities, among other things, to help them make their diagnosis. There are several different types of GI illnesses and conditions such as viral gastroenteritis, food poisoning, and constipation.

Patients may be referred to a gastroenterologist for chronic disorders. Specialists at Dr. Rela Institutes may be able to help the patient determine how to adjust their lifestyle, diet, medications, or manage their ongoing symptoms.

Our Gastroenterology Specialists are heavily involved in research efforts. Research initiatives provide patients with the opportunity to benefit from innovative techniques and technology. A combination of cutting-edge technology in the hands of renowned doctors will set new standards in healthcare. The medical practices and procedures are research-based and gauged against the best from the world of healthcare. Stellar services within a warm and flexible environment are paired with affordability.

We are persistent in delivering the most advanced and responsive care, pushing the boundaries of medicine while fostering the next generation of health care providers and researchers, redesigning the health of the communities we serve- both locally and globally. This makes us one of the top 10 Gastroenterology departments in Chennai.


Department of Gastroenterology figures in the list of top gastroenterologists in Chennai and has been recognized for clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, technological innovations, and medical advancements. We are proud of our achievements, but we strive to better the care we provide even more. With pride, we share this information on how we meet and exceed national standards of patient care.

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Infrastructure & Technology

The Department of Gastroenterology boasts advanced state-of-the-art equipment with cutting edge technology. such as

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (Asia’s first EUS J10)
  • Spyglass cholangioscope
  • Ultra-thin discomfort less scopes – Pediatric Gastroscope & Colonscope
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • High resolution manometry
  • Impedance pH metry
  • Laser therapy
  • C – arm
  • ESWL

For GI Endoscopy, the department boasts of having:

  • State-of-art-endoscopy suite
  • ERCP and EUS suite which is one of the largest in India
  • Multiple diagnostic endoscopy suites
  • pH metry/manometry/GI physiology investigation room

The endoscopy suite is capable of handling six patients simultaneously at any point of time. The department is advanced to support laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery procedures. The department is adept at treating gastrointestinal disorders with laparoscopic surgery. We have advanced equipment to treat all stomach cancer causes, providing quick stomach cancer diagnosis. We have the infrastructure to host stomach cancer stage 4 patients as well as all stomach cancer of all stage

Treatments and Procedures

The Institute of Gastroenterology provides specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and services to diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. The procedures and treatments are touted to be one of the largest and most advanced facilities in the country, equipped with cutting-edge Gastroenterology equipment to support patient care and clinical research. Our Gastrointestinal Surgeons in Chennai provide endoscopic procedures to our patients in a friendly, comfortable, and professional environment. Our endoscopy center is equipped with the latest endoscopic equipment and staffed by doctors and nurses with extensive experience in the field of GI Endoscopy. Our gastroenterologist specialist in Chennai are known for their expertise with lowest Gastroenterology surgery complications as well as lowest Gastrointestinal surgery recovery time.

Gastro Endoscopic procedures

Our Team offers advanced high-end endoscopic treatments including:

  • ERCP dealing large bile duct stones and complex benign and malignant biliary strictures
  • Endoscopic stricture dilatation of oesophagus
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pancreatic necrosectomy
  • Endoscopic treatment for stomach and bowel tumours – benign & early cancers (Third space Endoscopy – ESD, EMR, STER)
  • Expert treatment for Gastrointestinal bleeding disorders including EUS coil therapy for gastric varices
  • EUS guided therapy for advanced biliary, pancreatic and gut diseases
  • Endoscopic therapy for Achalasia (POEM)
  • Expert multidisciplinary care for whole range of gastrointestinal disorders including Inflammatory Bowel Disease and gastrointestinal malignancy


The Gastrointestinal organs include:
Small intestine
Large intestine

Gastroenterologists are specialists who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) and liver disorders. These surgeons also do standard procedures like colonoscopies, which allow them to examine the interior of your colon.

You will be referred to a gastroenterologist if you experience unexplained or regular digestive concerns, such as stomach pain or changes in your bowel habits.


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