Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract. During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.

Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine. This procedure is called sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy depending on how far up the colon is examined. A special form of endoscopy called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, allows pictures of the pancreas, gallbladder, and related structures to be taken.
Gem Hospital as one of the best endoscopy centers in Coimbatore and Chennai with its pioneering work has itself as the leading health care provider in the fields of Gastroenterology, Robotic surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, etc.


Endoscopy may also be used to treat a digestive tract problem. For example, the endoscope might not only detect active bleeding from an ulcer but devices can be passed through the endoscope that can stop the bleeding. In the colon, polyps can be removed through the scope to prevent the development of colon cancer.
Also, using endoscopy, gallstones that have passed outside the gallbladder and into the bile duct can often be removed.
Endoscopy is useful for investigating many systems within the human body; these areas include:

  • Gastrointestinal tract: esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
    (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), small intestine (enteroscopy), large
    intestine/colon (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), bile duct, rectum (rectoscopy),
    and anus (anoscopy).
  • Respiratory tract: Nose (rhinoscopy), lower respiratory tract (bronchoscopy).
  • Ear: Otoscopy
  • Urinary tract: Cystoscopy
  • Female reproductive tract (gyroscope): Cervix (colposcopy), uterus
    (hysteroscopy), fallopian tubes (fluoroscopy).
  • Through a small incision: Abdominal or pelvic cavity (laparoscopy), the interior
    of a joint (arthroscopy), and organs of the chest (thoracoscopy
    and mediastinoscopy).

GEM’s expertise in Endoscopy

The Gem Hospital is one of the best ERCP hospitals in Chennai and Coimbatore, and the hospital handles all major endoscopy treatments and other related treatments with our experienced doctors. Our department is headed by one of the most renowned doctors who is not only a medical expert in the field of endoscopy but is also an international faculty in the field of upper GI and laparoscopic surgery. GEM Hospital as the best endoscopy center in Coimbatore has now spread its wings to Chennai which has long been established as a healthcare destination this hospital provides comprehensive medical care under one roof.
Gem Hospital provides the most advanced technology and the best services available in treating medical Gastroenterology related problems. Gem Hospital has its Gastroenterology treatment center with the best Gastroenterologist in India.


The Department has grown from to its current strength both as a clinical and an academic center of Excellence under the able mentorship of the Chief. The department boasts one of the highest Quantities and Quality of diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopic procedures in Tamil Nadu at affordable costs to the masses.
  • The 24 *7 Emergency Endoscopy services and ICU Facilities have enabled the management of Acute Emergencies like GI bleeding with the best outcomes. The state of Art Endoscopic Equipment includes HD endoscopes, ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, High-Resolution Manometry, Motility Lab, Biofeedback lab, 24-hour Ph, and Impedance studies.
  • The state of Art Endoscopic Equipment includes HD endoscopes, ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, High-Resolution Manometry, Motility Lab, Biofeedback lab, 24-hour Ph, and Impedance studies.
  • The Liver transplant program has added Hope and Care to the ever-increasing burden of Liver Diseases and being part of the HPB /HLT units has brought the highest level of the scientific multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
  • The gastroenterology department holds pride in performing the country’s first POEM Procedure for Achalasia Cardia, NOTES procedure, and several other Hybrid Lap assisted Endoscopic procedures.
Any problems with the digestive tract like diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, or rectal bleeding will be diagnosed and given optimal solutions by them after the physical physician fails to identify the problem. They also deal with an ulcer, piles, and even cancer tissues of the GI tract.
Gastroenterology procedures include a range of procedures specific to various ailments. Some of the non-surgical procedures include:
  • Ultrasound examinations for the analysis of the internal organs especially of those belonging to the GI tract
  • Liver biopsies for assessing any inflammation or the presence of fibroids
  • Colonoscopies for examining colon cancer or other colon issues
  • Single Incision Colonic resections
After the initial diagnosis through these non-surgical examinations, the core ailment is identified. After that, open surgeries or laparoscopic procedures are carried out for further gastro treatment purposes. Laparoscopic gastro methods at GEM have been carried out with impeccable precision and aid shorter gastro hospital stays with quicker recovery. GEM has also been providing comprehensive post-op care and ensures the complete recovery of the patients.
With a team of expert gastroenterologists in Chennai, GEM the best gastroenterology hospital in India has been providing impeccable therapeutic treatment procedures for conditions pertaining to the
  • Stomach,
  • Esophagus,
  • The small intestine, colon, and
  • Biliary system.
Gastroenterologists aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions pertaining to the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, colon, and biliary system. The health conditions associated with these mentioned conditions primarily include
  • Ulcers,
  • nutritional disorders,
  • bowel-related problems,
  • pancreatitis, and
  • gallbladder ailments.
Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Stone Removal, Polypectomy, and Haemorrhoid Treatment are some of the procedures done for the cure. They have also been providing the best post-surgery care to ensure the long-term well-being of the patients. With the help of laparoscopic techniques, they’ve also been carrying out minimally invasive techniques for major digestive surgeries.





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