We have a full range of latest Olympus Endoscopes, including a Double Channel Gastroscope and we also have an Automatic Endoscope washer which is one of the few existing in the country. It is a sophisticated piece of equipment that eliminates the risk of transmitting infections by the Endoscopes. The department is also equipped with a GE Digital Cath Lab and side viewing Duodenoscope for performing diagnostic and therapeutic ERCPs. The Endoscope images are converted to digital files in real time that provide images for storing, retrieving and comparing.
MEDICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY SERVICES OFFERED AT KIMS INCLUDE
- Upper GI Endoscopy
- Capsule Endoscopy
A simple two-minute scan which is non-invasive and painless is a boon for people and doctors for evaluating their liver. FibroScan can spot any potential issue with liver thereby helping Doctors to treat the patients at an early stage.
The Top benefits of a FibroScan
Quick and painless
The biggest advantage of Fibro Scan is that it is quick and painless. It also in majority of the cases has been able to do away with the need of a biopsy option. With no outward signs seen in many cases in terms of severity of liver problems, this 2 minute test of FibroScan can provide vital information about the health of the liver to the doctor.
Reduce the need for biopsy
In FibroScan, the examined area is 100% the size of a needle biopsy and gives consistent results, hence may reduce the need for liver biopsy. FibroScan can monitor the progression, stagnation or regression of an individual’s liver disease and give an accurate quantitative measure of the success of treatments or lifestyle modification
Since its radiation free and non-invasive, this simple 2 minute scan which is painless is a boon for people for evaluating their liver. Can be applied in liver care with no restriction on the frequency of use. If you feel that your lifestyle has taken its toll on your liver, this simple and risk free test is the answer
Fatty Liver, Alcohol, Hepatitis B & C and Drug Induced Liver Diseases Metabolic syndrome, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Chronic viral hepatitis and Alcohol related liver disease are the common liver problems. Accurate assessment of liver fibrosis can be diagnosed by FibroScan and is therefore an indispensable tool for doctor. It also helps in tailoring the treatment accordingly.
Monitor changes to Liver disease progression
Monitoring of the changes in the liver becomes a breeze as there is no restrictions on the number of times a FibroScan can be used.
It’s different from simple ultrasound Ultrasound abdomen shows what’s there in the liver. FibroScan shows how much fat Is there in the liver and how hard it has become - stiffness which can’t be assessed by simple ultrasound. The relative stiffness of the liver can help a doctor assess liver fibrosis and fat condition. FibroScan’s proprietary version of transient elastography is a boon for patients and doctors as it is a non-invasive method to assess liver fibrosis & fat content.
Who can benefit from FibroScan?
• Alcoholic liver disease • Fatty liver disease
• Hepatitis B and C • Jaundice • Cirrhosis • Obesity
• Autoimmune hepatitis • Cholestatic liver disease (PBC and PSC)
• Drug related liver injury (Eg. Methotrexate)
• Pre-transplant evaluation