Udupi: GI Physiology lab and Motility Clinic inaugurated at Kasturba Hospital Manipal


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Udupi, May 27: Gastrointestinal Physiology lab and motility clinic inaugurated at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal on May 25. This provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for areas of the digestive tract.

The GI Physiology lab and motility clinic was inaugurated by Dr Poornima Baliga, pro vice chancellor, MAHE, Manipal. Dr Rajesh Sainani, Gastroenterologist, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai and Dr Pragna Rao, Dean KMC were the guest of honour of the programme. C G Muthana, chief operating officer Manipal Cluster and Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal, Dr Shiran Shetty, professor and head of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Poornima Baliga said, “Manipal is giving the best of services to its patients. Manipal is known for its quality patient care and Education. Being a tertiary care medical college hospital, Kasturba Hospital offering quality service to patients by adding more and more speciality and Sub speciality to its services.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rajesh Sainani said, “As much as 10-20% of the population is suffering from some form of functional bowel diseases”. Explaining about the GI physiology lab and motility clinic at department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, he said, “The lab conducts a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate and diagnose abnormal conditions within the gastrointestinal system. Services provided includes Manometry studies to evaluate motor function and coordination of muscular activity throughout the digestive system, 24-hour pH reflux monitoring, esophageal impedance-pH monitoring for evaluation of acidic and non-acidic reflux, evaluation for constipation and evaluation for difficulty in swallowing, anorectal manometry and rectal biofeedback for diagnosis and treatment of anorectal dysfunction,” he added.

Dr Pragna Rao, dean KMC conveyed the best wishes for the new services and said, “Kasturba Hospital Manipal is doing well in bridging the gap between the medical, paramedical and para clinical parameters. Hope the GI lab will enhance the requirement of patient.”

Dr Avinash Shetty, medical superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal welcomed the gathering and said, “Kasturba Hospital, Manipal was the first in installing manometry machines back in 1992 the first in south India. Over the past 2 decades we have treated thousands of patients with functional gastrointestinal disorder at very affordable and economical price. Now we are happy to inform that department of gastroenterology and hepatology is upgrading the GI physiology lab and motility clinic with latest High Resolution manometry machines which is the first of its kind in this part of the country.”

Dr Shiran Shetty, professor and head of department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, gave an overview of Gastrointestinal Physiology lab and motility clinic and rendered the vote of thanks.

  

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