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Aarogya Superspeciality Health Centre: Urology Department

At Aarogya Superspeciality Health Centre, our gastroenterology department is dedicated to promoting optimal digestive health for all. We understand that digestive problems can be disruptive and embarrassing. Here, Dr. Arun Kr. Varshney, a highly experienced gastroenterologist, wants to assure you that you don’t have to face these challenges alone.

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Digestive health plays a crucial role in overall well-being. Early diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders can significantly improve your quality of life. At Aarogya, we offer a compassionate and confidential environment where you can openly discuss your concerns and receive the best possible care.
Dr. Arun Kr. Varshney
M.B.B.S., M.D. (Medicine)
D.N.B. – Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Formerly at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Gastroenterology procedure that we had at Aarogya Superspeciality Health Centre

  • Endoscopy (Gastroscopy): Gastroscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible tube equipped with a camera and light source to examine the upper digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine).Gastroscopy can be used to diagnose various conditions like ulcers, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), hiatal hernia, and detect abnormalities like polyps or tumors.
  • Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a long, flexible tube with a camera and light to examine the entire inner lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Colonoscopy can be used to diagnose and screen for colon cancer, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and other abnormalities in the colon. 
  • Sigmoidoscopy: Sigmoidoscopy is a variation of endoscopy that uses a shorter, flexible tube to examine the lower portion of the large intestine, specifically the sigmoid colon and rectum.Sigmoidoscopy can be used to diagnose conditions affecting the lower colon, such as rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids, colitis, and polyps. 

  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography): ERCP is a specialized endoscopic procedure that combines endoscopy with X-rays to diagnose and treat problems in the bile ducts and pancreatic duct. ERCP can identify and treat issues like gallstones, bile duct blockages, and pancreatic duct stones.

Gastroenterology treatment that we had at Aarogya Superspeciality Health Centre

  • Digestive Issues: We address a broad spectrum of digestive problems, including:

    • Heartburn & Indigestion: These common issues can be caused by excess stomach acid or improper digestion. We offer medication, dietary modifications, and lifestyle changes for relief.

    • Diarrhea & Constipation: Changes in bowel habits can be caused by various factors. We diagnose the underlying cause and offer treatment plans that may include medication, dietary adjustments, or fiber supplements.

    • Chronic Abdominal Pain: Persistent abdominal pain can be a symptom of many digestive disorders. We perform a thorough evaluation to identify the source of the pain and provide appropriate treatment.

  • Functional Conditions: We manage functional digestive conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) through a combination of dietary modifications, stress management techniques, and medication when necessary.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): We offer comprehensive care for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two forms of IBD that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Treatment may include medication, dietary adjustments, and in severe cases, surgery performed by collaborating surgeons.

  • Liver Diseases: We diagnose and treat various liver conditions, including:

    • Fatty Liver Disease: A buildup of fat in the liver, often linked to obesity or metabolic syndrome. We offer lifestyle modifications and medication management.

    • Cirrhosis: Severe scarring of the liver that can impair function. Treatment focuses on managing complications and slowing disease progression.

    • Viral Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver caused by viral infections. We offer diagnostic testing and treatment options depending on the specific virus.

    • Ascites: Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, a complication of advanced liver disease. We offer treatment to manage fluid buildup.

    • Jaundice: Yellowing of the skin and eyes caused by an excess of bilirubin in the blood. We diagnose the underlying cause and offer treatment.

  • Other Conditions: Our gastroenterologists also manage conditions like celiac disease (gluten intolerance), gut microbiota imbalances, and food allergies through a personalized approach.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers of some common questions people ask our doctors.

Endoscopy uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera to examine the digestive tract.

Gastroscopy (upper GI tract), colonoscopy (colon), sigmoidoscopy (lower colon), ERCP (bile ducts & pancreas).

Depending on the procedure and your comfort level, light sedation or anesthesia may be used.

Recovery from endoscopy is usually quick, with minimal discomfort.

Screening recommendations vary depending on age and risk factors. Consult our gastroenterologist for personalized advice.

Many issues can affect your digestive system, ranging from mild discomfort to more serious conditions. Here are some of the most common digestive problems:

  • Heartburn & Indigestion: This burning sensation in the chest, often accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth and upper abdominal discomfort, occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus.
      • Bloating & Gas: Feeling excessively full or experiencing frequent gas can be caused by various factors like swallowing air, certain foods, or digestive issues like IBS.

      • Diarrhea & Constipation: Changes in bowel habits, either loose stools or difficulty passing stool, can be caused by dietary indiscretion, infections, or underlying medical conditions.

      • Abdominal Pain: Pain in the abdomen can arise from many causes, including indigestion, gas, cramps, or more serious conditions.

The food you eat plays a crucial role in your digestive health. A balanced diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains promotes healthy gut bacteria. These bacteria help break down food, absorb nutrients, and contribute to a strong digestive system. Conversely, a diet high in processed foods, unhealthy fats, and refined sugars can disrupt gut bacteria and lead to digestive problems.

The gut and brain are intricately linked. Stress can trigger the "fight-or-flight" response, diverting blood flow away from digestion and causing digestive issues. Stress can worsen existing conditions like IBS or heartburn, and contribute to constipation or diarrhea. Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing can help manage stress and improve your digestive health.


Our Happy Patients

This stomach cramps were ruining my yoga practice. I'd miss classes last minute because the pain was unbearable. Dr. Arun Varshney at Aarogya finally figured it out – IBS. We're still working on the perfect treatment plan, but I haven't had a flare-up in weeks! Feels good to be back on the mat.

Raghav Jaiswal

Colonoscopy? Yeah, I wasn't thrilled. But after my brother-in-law's cancer scare, I knew I had to get screened. The staff at Aarogya were amazing. They explained the whole colonoscopy prep process clearly, and the procedure itself was a breeze. Plus, the peace of mind knowing everything's okay is worth it.

Parmeet Bhalla

My stomach was a ticking time bomb. Spicy food? Forget it. Stressful day at the clinic? Boom, digestive issues. Dr. Arun Varshney at Aarogya diagnosed IBS and suggested some lifestyle changes. It wasn't easy at first, but now I can actually manage it. Huge relief!

Mohit Sharma

Heartburn was ruining my sleep and my date nights. Tums weren't cutting it anymore. Dr. Arun Kumar prescribed some medication. It's a lifesaver! Now I can finally enjoy a delicious meal without the afterburn

Sahil Shukla

My 16-year-old daughter was doubled over in pain. We rushed her to the ER, and they thought it was appendicitis! Thankfully, Dr. Arun saw her next day and figured out it was lactose intolerance. Now she avoids dairy, feels great, and doesn't glare at me every time I have yogurt.

Roshni Sukhija