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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you may collect the hard copy of your test reports from our diagnostic centre.

Not all tests require you to fast, except for a few blood tests. It is better to contact your healthcare provider ahead of visiting our diagnostic centre to understand the requirements of the specific test. You may also contact us.

Pathology labs are hubs for clinical diagnosis and treatment of various tissues and fluids collected from patients. This is necessary as it allows doctors to plan further courses of treatment by looking at the test results.

While pathology implies the ‘study of diseases’, a lab is where doctors conduct clinical pathology tests.

Pathology lab tests are speciality medical tests to determine the cause and nature of diseases. It does so by testing samples which can be body tissues or bodily fluids like urine, blood, etc. The results, thus obtained, are used by doctors to diagnose diseases and decide on the course of treatment.

You can always reschedule your test slots. Call us on +91 9147105221 or reach us out on our WhatsApp number 9369120028 to postpone or prepone your appointment.

We usually send digital reports within 24 hours, so you can expect same-day report delivery on applicable tests.

It is a test that evaluates a patient’s respiratory system. It may include an assessment of patient history, followed by physical examinations and tests to check pulmonary functioning. The motive of this test is to determine the severity of pulmonary impairment.

The diagnostic department at LivGastro offers the following tests:

  • ECG
  • ECO
  • Pathology (complete blood checkup)
  • Ultrasonography
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Mammography
  • Electromyogram (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
  • Fibro scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy

Apart from these tests, we conduct many other tests under a single roof. Check our website to explore them.

Of course, you can, and it can be anyone in your family, a friend or an acquaintance. We offer no limitation on the number of people you can book diagnostic services.

Passage of blood through the rectum indicates an underlying disease of the anorectum or large intestine. It can be due to any of the following:

  • Anal fissure
  • Anorectal cancer
  • Rectal ulcer
  • Colon ulcer
  • Colon cancer
  • Ischemic colitis
  • IBD
  • Intestinal TB

Consult your doctor to identify the exact cause of blood in the stool.

Pancreatitis is a health concern where inflammation of the pancreas occurs. It is of two types: acute and chronic pancreatitis. The former causes the pancreas to become severely inflamed in a short span. It can occur due to gallstones, auto-immune diseases and alcohol intake. The latter causes the pancreatic gland to shrink from stones in the pancreatic duct and dilatation of it.

Endoscopy is of two types: Upper GI Endoscopy and Lower GI Endoscopy. The former, popularly recognised as oesophagogastroscopy, examines the upper GI tract using a video endoscope. It is usually prescribed to patients suffering from stomach, oesophagus and small intestine-related diseases.
The latter, namely lower GI endoscopy, is popularly identified as full colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. It involves a visual examination of the anal canal, colon and rectum by a video colonoscope. It determines the existence of anorectal and large-intestine diseases.

A liver biopsy is a type of medical test that diagnoses liver diseases and examines their severity. It also allows doctors to monitor the progress of the treatment.

Dr Vijay Kumar Rai, an MD in Internal Medicine and a DM in Gastroenterology is readily available for consultations from Monday to Saturday. In the morning, he is available between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In the evening, you can find him in our clinic between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

LivGastro opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. We operate from Monday through Saturday but are closed on Sunday.

At LivGastro, we bridge the gap between patients living far away from our clinic to highly qualified doctors and Gastroenterologists through our distant therapeutic care. This is what we call telemedicine services, where the charges are less than what the country’s renowned hospitals extort. Enjoy direct consultation with our doctors via WhatsApp and eliminate long-distance travelling. It is also an ideal service for bedridden patients or those in wheelchairs.

Our pharmacists are always on their toes to resolve all your medication queries. You can seek recommendations from them about the medications that best work for you. We also readily disclose the side effects of all medications, help you save money on them and serve you as a reliable team of medication experts.

Very few diagnostic centres in Kolkata are trusted facilities where you can rely on the accuracy of the test results, enjoy the affordability and find a squad of professionals providing the desired importance to your feedback. LivGastro is one such clinic in the heart of this city of joy. It enforces stringent quality norms and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

We value women as much as you do. Therefore, we have an exclusive health check-up package for them. Under it, they can screen their health vitals from the comfort of their homes, check for blood count, serum phosphorus and vitamin D and conduct urine examinations. Call us if you have doubts in mind!

LivGastro is a diagnostic clinic that considers the convenience of sick, incapacitated and busy patients. If you are too unwell or pressed for time, you can easily avail of our Home Collection services. One of our certified professionals shall reach out to you, collect samples from your preferred location and send you digital reports within 24 hours while you stay safe indoors.

LivGastro offers a comprehensive treatment to cure one of the following diseases:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Alcohol-related liver disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Maldigestion and malabsorption
  • IBD
  • Achalasia Cardia

To know about the rest of the diseases, please refer to the ‘Treatments’ page:

Some gastroenterologist insists on fasting for a brief span before the appointment. Others allow only certain foods before coming down for an appointment. It’s better to check for pre-appointment restrictions before scheduling your first appointment with a Gastroenterologist.

Yes, gastrointestinal infections are curable, and most of the time, self-care measures neutralise the complications. Complicated cases of bacterial infection are curable with antibiotics, but in uncomplicated cases, the risk of relapse is quite high when treated with antibiotics. A doctor can help determine if you need antibiotics or not.

An accurate diagnosis and consequent treatment ensuring better results can only be possible through basic and advanced endoscopy tests.
The former comprises capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
The latter include endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), cholangioscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), balloon-assisted enteroscopy and many other tests.

Always take your time to explain the digestive problems you are currently undergoing to your physician. The healthcare professional shall peruse all your files and test reports to diagnose the digestive disorder you are suffering from. Your doctor may also prescribe a few diagnostic and blood tests to figure out the medical treatment you may need.

Never forget to carry your previous test reports, prescriptions and a list of medicines you are currently taking when you visit a gastroenterologist. Don’t forget to make a list of drug allergies you have and the symptoms you experience! Make sure you share this list with your gastroenterologist.

Look for signs like ongoing diarrhoea, frequent severe heartburn, excruciating abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, unusual stomach bloating, constipation or when you are due for a colonoscopy.

Digestive problems like heartburn, weight loss, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, nausea, vomiting, constipation, swallowing distress, abdominal pain, jaundice and others that affect us daily are diagnosed and treated by a gastroenterologist.

A Gastroenterologist in Kolkata is a specialist who enjoys expertise in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders and diseases such as GERD, Pancreatitis, IBS, Ulcers, Diarrhoea, etc.

Based on 43 reviews
Shiv kumar Thakur
Shiv kumar Thakur
Dr. Vijay rai is the best doctor.
Dr, rai is the best person , the best place to visit,
Prabir Das
Prabir Das
Dr Rai is the best doctor we have come across but reception staffs is poor,
saurwita brahma
saurwita brahma
Good place. Safe and secured. Good treatment. Doctor is deft and experienced. All other staff are cooperative and supportive
Prodip kumar Majumder
Prodip kumar Majumder
Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh
Very good clinic for all stomach issues under the supervision of one of the best doctor and excellent staff
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
Visiting a clinic is not a good feeling but thanks to Dr Vijay Rai and Monica Rai mai it is a releiving experience due to satisfactory treatment and awesome service, kudos to Live Gastro and blessings
To those of you who may have a gastric issue and want a masterclass Gastroenterologist who builds excellent rapport with his patients, you could do well to meet Dr Vijay Kumar Rai of Liv-Gastro. Dr Vijay Kr Rai is hands down one of Kolkata’s best Gastroenterologists. His presentation of self, decorum, services and treatment processes are definitely top notch. Undoubtedly he represents one of the best health care professionals in his field. Dr. Vijay Kr. Rai’s newest venture Liv-Gastro is testimony of his hard work, grit, innovative ideas and determination to bring the best into his arena of practice; in order to achieve maximum treatment options thereby leading to positive outcomes. He has worked relentlessly with steadfast intent and passion to build and expand on his ideas and Liv Gastro is evidence of all that and more. A tour of the campus and floors reveal pristine, cheerful, brightly lit, consultation rooms, diagnostic laboratories, examination rooms, Dr’s clinics, waiting rooms and reception. The warm decor where detailed attention has been given to ensure a patient friendly ambience and the kind, courteous and graceful staff all add to a cheerful exuberance. Some of the services offered are: 1.Day care 2. ERCP 3.EUS 4.Capsule Endoscopy 5. Manometry 6. Fibroscan Dr Vijay Kumar Rai is a very supportive Dr who takes his patients seriously putting their needs first. He has a well rounded knowledge and expertise in his area of practice and inspires confidence. As a patient I was always sure of quality management of my condition and his ability to zero in on the problem is truly amazing. His persistence in dealing with my health issues has been accurate and he has seen me right through to recovery refusing to give in. I could not ask for more. It’s great to find a Dr who combines care and concern along with the prescription which always leaves one with a “feel good”feeling. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai and the team at Liv Gastro to friends and wider circles.

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