Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Ulliyeri, Kozhikode


Our Team

Dr.Vargees Thomas


Dr. Sithara. K. Balagopalan




About our Department

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. These disorders may affect the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine or colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas. Gastroenterology is a subspeciality of internal medicine. It encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the digestive tract and liver. This includes a wide range of problems such as swallowing disorders, heartburn, ulcers, abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, colitis, constipation, jaundice, bleeding, colon polyps, and cancer of the digestive tract.

Our Gastroenterology & Intestinal Sciences is headed by Dr. Varghese Thomas, who is acclaimed as the Dyon in Medical Gastroenterology. Advanced procedures like E.R.C.P, Capsule Endoscopy, Double Balloon Enteroscopy, Percutaneous Gastrostomy are handled with extreme precision and care. Surgical Gastroenterology team handles all kinds of Gastro Intestinal Surgeries.

The Department can also boast about the two specialist consultants and a Consultant of Surgical Gastroenterologist.

Clinical Focus

The Division of Gastroenterology provides expert consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic care to treat all forms of digestive diseases.

The Surgical Gastroenterology department takes care of patients in the hospital with a team of highly experienced Gastroenterologists with broad expertise in all forms of gastroenterological diseases with excellent support from the blood bank, intensive care, medical gastroenterology.

Common to extremely complicated procedures are done in the department with ultimate are and precision. The dedicated ERCP unit gives perfect environment for the patient during the procedure and provides detailed test results helping out for better treatment.

  • Banding - Rubber-band ligation is one of the most common outpatient treatments available for patients with hemorrhoids. In this procedure, a rubber band is applied to the base of the hemorrhoid to hamper the blood supply to the hemorrhoidal mass
  • BIB Endoscopy - The Bioenteric Intragastric Balloon (BIB, Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, CA, USA) is an endoscopic method for achieving restriction of gastric intake in obese patients. It is less invasive and cheaper than bariatric surgery, but can only be left in the stomach for six months.
  • Colonoscopy - • A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon
  • Colonic Dilation - A colonic dilation is a procedure where a narrowing (stricture) within the colon (large bowel) or at the end of the small intestine is stretched open. Not all strictures are suitable for this procedure. Those that are suitable are usually caused by inflammation or surgical scarring. Your doctor will discuss this with you prior to the procedure.
  • Capsule Endoscopy - Capsule endoscopy is a procedure used to record internal images of the gastrointestinal tract for use in medical diagnosis. The capsule is similar in shape to a standard pharmaceutical capsule, although a little larger, and contains a tiny camera and an array of LEDs powered by a battery.
  • Gastroscopy - A gastroscopy is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). It's also sometimes referred to as an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The endoscope has a light and a camera at one end.

    Further procedures:
  • ERCP Stenting
  • ERCP Spinctrotomy
  • ERCP Stone Removal
  • Eosophagal dilation
  • Eosophagal Prosthesis
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Intraoperative Enteroscopy
  • PEG Replacement
  • Polypectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Urease Test
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Endoscopic Treatment of GI Bleeding


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Outpatient Services

Sl.No Doctor Name Qualification Phone Number Days Time
1 Dr. VARGHESE THOMAS Not Given 9846086770 MON,WED,FRI  9 AM TO 1 PM
2 Dr. SITHARA.K. BALAGOPALAN Not Given 9895288899 TUE,THU,SAT  8 AM TO 1 PM
3 Dr.GOURAV BABAR     -LONG LEAVE Not Given 8547449408 TUE,THURS 3 PM TO 4.30 PM
4 DR.JAYARAJ Not Given 9446376327 MON TO SAT 8AM TO 1PM

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Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Ulliyeri, Kozhikode