COLONOSCOPY

What We Do

Team LivGastro provides utility based model of care that integrates specialists, primary care , laboratory, imaging and other health services to give patients a convenient and superior outcome along with a pleasant experience. Since we primarily focus on outdoor-patient care, on the site instant testing along with detailed and accurate results, we enable our patients and their families save
a lot of effort, time and money.

COLONOSCOPY

What is Colonoscopy?

This is a procedure to understand and check the condition of a patient’s Large Intestines. The name of the procedure is derived from the special type of tube which is inserted into the intestine to monitor its activities and to address the problem, the Colonoscope. This is a 4 foot long and flexible tube. It is one finger thick and has a camera and a light source at the top. The doctor, usually a gastroenterologist inserts the tip of the colonoscope through the patient’s anus and finally to the cecum.

What is its significance?

There is no one reason behind this answer, but several. In short, colonoscopy is done as part of a screening process and for health investigation. Colonoscopy is done for:

  • Finding determining the existence of colon cancer
  • Blood in patient’s stool
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Diarrhea
  • Change in patient’s bowels
  • If an X-ray discovers an abnormality
  • If the patient has a family history of colon cancer

Colonoscopy can be taken more than once in a lifetime, but the number of time it is to be taken depends on the severity of problems.

What to expect?

Before the operation, the patient is monitored for blood pressure, rhythm of the heart and dissolved oxygen in blood. Sedatives, through an intravenous line, are then given to make the patient relaxed. Sometimes, additional sedatives are administered to reduce pain and to bring a sense of sleepiness.

When the procedure or the operation begins, the patient is made of lie on the back or on his side. From this position, the doctor slowly advances the colonoscope up to the small intestine, and finally to the large intestine. The doctors examine the intestine’s walls and determine where to problem is. The operation normally takes 15 to 30 minutes, but operations of 1 hour are not uncommon either. If for some reason, the problem cannot be addressed at one sitting, the doctor may desire to opeate again at some other time.

How it works?

In colonoscopy, at times the doctors may need to examine an area closely. At times like these, they use an inbuilt forceps in the colonoscope itself to collect samples of the area. This sample is studied in the laboratory for infection and other complications. If there is an infection, then the doctors may order the culturing of bacteria, fungi and even certain viruses to be introduced and eliminate the threat. If bleeding is detected, it is checked by a number of methods. In some cases, polyps are detected. These are not harmful by themselves, but may become cancerous. If such is the case, these are removed easily.

Are there complications?

The possibilities in Colonoscopy are rare. Their chances of happening are minor especially when the operations are done by experienced doctors. At times, there may be internal bleeding, but it is nothing to worry about because the bleeding in most cases is minor and limited in area. Rarely are blood transfusions are needed.

There are rare cases when the patient experiences a tear in the walls of the colon. However, these do not require surgery.

In the beginning of the operation, sedatives are used. Sometimes, these sedatives cause localized irritation and severe pain the stomach. While these may occur, their chances of occurring are less than 1%.

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Based on 43 reviews.
Shiv kumar Thakur
Shiv kumar Thakur
2022-01-09
Dr. Vijay rai is the best doctor.
PRANAB BARIK
PRANAB BARIK
2022-01-09
Dr, rai is the best person , the best place to visit,
Prabir Das
Prabir Das
2022-01-09
Dr Rai is the best doctor we have come across but reception staffs is poor,
saurwita brahma
saurwita brahma
2021-12-31
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
2021-12-30
Satisfied
Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh
2021-12-30
Very good clinic for all stomach issues under the supervision of one of the best doctor and excellent staff
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
2021-12-29
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
THERESA MENDES
THERESA MENDES
2021-12-26
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.