Hospital is fully equipped with Latest Olympus Video Endoscopy Systems , including all three scopes i.e. Esophago gastro duodenoscope , side viewing duodenoscopy for ERCP & Colonoscopy.
Hospital is equipped with two video systems & two automatic endoscopic washing systems for proper pre procedure cleaning & Disinfection.
- Modern state of the art facilities for treatment of all Gastrointestinal, Liver, Pancreatic & other Abdominal disorders
- Latest state of the art equipments to perform all types of diagnostic & therapeutic GI endoscopies including Upper GI, Colonoscopy, ERCP
- Endoscopy Theater is equipped with all modern accessories
- High resolution 9 “ double screen IITV
- Endocut electro cautory, Argon plasma
- Argon plasma Coagulator
- Endoscopic hemostatic device like clips
Latest Olympus Video Endoscopic Systems for better, accurate and magnified imaging and recording of Diagnostic & therapeutic GI Procedures like :
- Esophago - Gastro - Duodenoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy (Adult & Paediatric)
- For diagnosis of Malignancy , Tuberculosis etc.
- Foreign body removal
- Esophageal stricture dilation for corrosive, peptic stricture
- Endoscopic endoprosthesis for Esophagus, colon & Biliary strictures
- Pneumatic dilatation for Achalasia for patient with swallowing problem
- Latest technique for control of GI Bleeding like Argon plasma, Endoclip etc.
- Endoscopic sclero therapy, Glue Injection & Band Ligation for Variceal, peptic, Vascular malformation bleeding etc.
- High resolution 'C' Arm facility
- Bed side endoscopy
- APC with Endocut for bleedin GI lesions , SRUS , Radiation colitis & Malignant obstruction (First time in Gujarat)
- Endoscopic polypectomy for lesions like colonic polyps
- Diagnostic & Therapeutic ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio pancreaticography) for Pancreatic & billiary problems like obstructive jaundice , CBD Stones Stricture
- Capsule endoscopy
- These includes 4 bedded day care centre where patients were admitted for evaluation, minor procedures and discharged on same day
- Also have 3 endoscope sets for better sterilization & disinfectant for each patients
- 20 Bed nursing home with A/C Special & A/C Semi Special & General Ward with all modern facilities
- In house pharmacy
- Laboratory for blood / Urine / Stool test
- Bedside Ultra sonography and x-ray
UREA BREATH TEST
The C14 Urea Breath Test (UBT) is a diagnostic tool used to diagnose a current infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). H. pylori are bacteria that infect the stomach lining. These bacteria have been linked to many conditions and are implicated in the development of duodenal and gastric ulcers.
What is the basis of this test?
The urea breath test is based on the ability of H. pylori to break down urea, into ammonia & carbon dioxide which then is absorbed from the stomach and eliminated in the breath.
How is this breath test done?
For the test, patients swallow a capsule containing urea made from an isotope of carbon. If H. pylori is present in the stomach, the urea is broken up and turned into carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is absorbed across the lining of the stomach and into the blood. It then travels in the blood to the lungs where it is excreted in the breath. Samples of exhaled breath are collected, and the isotopic carbon in the exhaled carbon dioxide is measured.
How Do I Prepare for a Urea Breath Test?
To prepare for the urea breath test, follow these guidelines:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, have a lung or heart condition or any other disease, or if you are allergic to any medications.
- Do not take any antibiotics for at least 4 weeks before the test.
- Do not take any proton pump inhibitors ( Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Nexium, Protonix ) or Pepto-Bismol for at least 2 weeks before the test.
- Take only the medications approved by your doctor the day of the procedure. Take them only with a small sip of water if it is within four hours of the procedure. Do not discontinue any medication without first consulting with your primary or referring doctor.
- Do not eat or drink anything (including water) for four hours before the procedure.
Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing for Gastrointestinal Disorders
A Hydrogen / Methane Breath Test is a painless and non-invasive test which helps to diagnose the following gastrointestinal disorders.
- Lactose Breath test for lactose intolerance (lactase deficiency)
- Fructose Breath test for fructose malabsorption
- Glucose Breath test for small bowel/intestinal bacterial overgrowth
- Lactulose Breath test for Hydrogen production and intestinal transit time
- Sucrose Breath test for sucrose malabsorption (sucrase-isomaltase deficiency)
- Sorbitol Breath test for sorbitol malabsorption
- Mannitol Breath test for mannitol malabsorption
What is the hydrogen breath test?
The hydrogen breath test is used to identify one of two conditions: lactose intolerance or an abnormal growth of bacteria in the intestine. Testing also may be used to diagnose problems with the digestion of other sugars such as sucrose, fructose and sorbitol.
What is lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. Lactose intolerance occurs because the person’s body may not have any lactase, an enzyme that is normally produced by the small intestine. Lactase is needed to digest lactose. Symptoms of lactose intolerance include cramping, bloating, gas, or diarrhea when dairy products are eaten and drunk.
What is bacterial overgrowth in the intestine?
Normally, small amounts of bacteria are found in the intestine. If there is a large increase in the amount of bacteria, food and nutrients are not being absorbed properly.
Bacterial overgrowth can result from a slow transit (passage) of food through the bowels, or from certain medications. Symptoms of bacterial overgrowth may include abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
What happens during the hydrogen breath test?
A breath sample will be collected and tested for the presence of hydrogen. (Normally, very little hydrogen is detected in the breath.) To obtain the sample, you will be asked to blow up a balloon-type bag. You will then be given a pleasant-tasting solution to drink that contains either glucose (sugar) or lactose (the milk sugar). Breath samples are collected every 15-20 minutes for up to three hours, as the solution is digested, to see if there is any increase in hydrogen in the breath. Increased hydrogen breath levels mean that there are problems with digestion.
How do I prepare for the test?
2 WEEKS before your test:
- NO Oral and IV Antibiotics. Skin creams, eye and ear drops are OK.
- NO Colonoscopy or Barium Meal Enema procedures.1 FULL DAY before your test:
- RESTRICT Milk and Dairy Products. Lactose-free milk, soy/rice/almond/coconut milk are OK.
- RESTRICT Canned & Dried Fruit, Fruit Juices, Soft Drinks and Honey.
- RESTRICT High Fibre Foods (beans, oats, corn).
- NO Fibre Supplements (eg. Metamucil®).
- NO Laxatives.
We recommend a meal containing rice and meat the evening before your test (or rice and vegetables for vegetarians).
Alcohol: Limit to maximum one standard drink on the day prior to testing.
All other foods and medications can be eaten as normal - admin staff will refer you back to this patient information if you call.
FAST from 9pm the night before test:
You may continue to drink plain water leading up to the test.
On the morning of your test:
- NO Smoking and Continue to Fast. Brush your teeth thoroughly with water ONLY (no toothpaste)
- Continue to take your normal medication with plain water.
- Refrain from physical exercise for 1 hour before your test.
- You may wish to bring reading material, laptop, iPad, etc. to occupy your time.
Upon arrival for the test
A healthcare provider will explain the test in detail and answer any questions you may have.
The testing procedure can last for up to 3 hours.