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Department of Gastroenterology

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 Institute 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 disease process.

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 Diarrhea
  • 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.

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Gastroenterology Treatments

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

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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....

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Infrastructure & Technology

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


Infrastructure & Technology

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


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