ERCP

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.

ERCP

What Is Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy?

ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Through this process, your doctors examine your bile ducts. It is therefore a method of diagnosis only and is done with the help of an endoscope. An endoscope is the same type of pipe used in Endoscopy and is inserted into a human body. The ECRP, in short, is used to diagnose and treat the bile ducts for:

  • Tumours
  • Stones
  • Abnormally constricted areas

How It Works?

Before the actual process can start, an IV is administered on your arm while you are made to lie either on your stomach or on one side. Through the IV, sedative medicines shall be given to make you feel more relaxed. At times, a spray is used in your mouth in order to numb your throat, since it is through your throat and the endoscope shall pass through to the duodenum. If you have any dentures, they are removed. A patient is also given a mouth guard.

As the doctors observe that the patient is relaxed due to sedatives, they carefully insert the endoscope through the mouth. The endoscope travels through the food pipe, the stomach and finally the duodenum. The endoscope shall contain a special tube called a Catheter. This is a very thin tube. This is used to get through to the gallbladder and the pancreas for observation and operation. The Catheter injects a certain dye in these parts and take a local X-ray. This enables your doctors to find out whether there are stones, tumours and strictures.

Why Is It Performed?

ERCP is treatment for severe pain in the bile ducts due to several complications. These complications can be seen in the form of jaundice, yellowing of the skin and pain in the upper-right area of the stomach. ERCP is used to:

  • Perform sphincterotomy, which is an operation to enable the flow of ducts into the bowel Stretch out bile strictures
  • Destroy stones by crushing or removing
  • Find out whether you have sclerosing cholangitis or biliary cirrhosis
  • Take samples to diagnose the presence of tumours
  • Widen areas that are blocked

Are There Any Complications?

Here are some of the risks that one can have through the procedure…

  • Patient can get an unforeseen reaction to the drub, anaesthetic substance or dye used in the process
  • Internal bleeding
  • Bowel perforation
  • Inflammation of pancreas

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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.