Gastroenterology

The Gastroenterology Centre at VPS Lakeshore is one of the most comprehensive GI Centres in the country with associated Hepatology, GI Surgery and GI Radiology departments offering the very latest diagnosis and therapy of Luminal gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreatobiliary diseases with advanced facilities in GI Pathology, GI Oncology, Esophageal Motility and Molecular Biology.

Our Endoscopy unit has been accredited by the Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in India (SGEI) as an Advanced Endoscopy Centre. Our centre offers the most advanced methods for the diagnosis and treatment for all Gastro Intestinal problems. The centre runs Special Clinics for Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and has done pioneering work in Therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Pancreatic Diseases and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The centre also imparts Advanced Endoscopic Training for Specialist Gastroenterologists from various parts of India and abroad including GI fellows from USA.

Specialised areas of the centre include

Advanced Endoscopic Centre

Endosonography

Division of Hepatology & Molecular Biology Services

Small Bowel Evaluation

 

Academic

Doctors

1. Dr. Abraham Koshy - MD, DM Director Research & Hepatology
Dr. Abraham Koshy  is a former professor of Gastroenterology at St.Johns Medical College, Banglore. He had his postgraduate training from the prestigeous All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi and Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. His interest in Liver Disease and Portal Hypertension is well known and has vast experience in basic research in Portal Hypertension. He is the Director of Research of the Gastroenterology department and established the Molecular Biology Lab at VPS Lakeshore. He is also in charge of DNB training programmes of the department.
2. Dr. Roy J Mukkada - MD, DNB Sr. Consultant & Head of the department of Gastroenterology
Trained in many major centres around the world including Marseille – France, AMC -  Amsterdam, Alabama – USA and Fudan University – China, Dr. Roy J Mukkada had his postgraduate training from Kasturba Medical College, Manglore. He is a routine performer of therapeutic  procedures like Endosonography and ERCP. His expertise also spreads over advanced procedures like Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Spyglass Cholangioscopy, EUS Guided Coiling & Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD). He has special interest in Biliary and Pancreatic Endotherapy.
3. Dr. Jose V Francis - MD, DM Sr. Consultant
A vastly experienced Gastroenterologist, Dr.Jose.V.Francis is in charge of GI Motility Lab, GI intensive Care Unit and Biological Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is also in charge of Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasonography.
4. Dr. Antony Paul Chettupuzha - MD, DM Consultant
The first Gastroenterologist in Kerala to do a Double Balloon Enteroscopy, Dr.Antony Paul Chettupuzha did his postgraduate studies from Govt. Medical College - Amritsar and Govt. Medical College - Kozhikode. He was trained by Professor Yamamoto from the Jichi Medical College, Japan on Double Balloon Enteroscopy. He is vastly experienced and has over 750 such procedures to his credit.
5. Dr. Shelley Chireyath Paul Consultant
6. Dr. Pradeep George Mathew  Specialist

 

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