Center for Gastroenterology in Hyderabad

The Department of Gastroenterology has a team of professionals who treat several diseases such as Barrett’s Esophagus, Esophageal Spasm, Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Dyspepsia, Nausea & Vomiting, Appendicitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Duodenal Ulcers, Malabsorption Syndrome, Acute or Chronic Pancreatitis, Ampullary Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cysts, Bile Duct Stones, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Chronic Liver Disease, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and other gastrointestinal conditions.

Doctors at the clinic are experienced in performing minimally invasive procedures to treat anorectal cancer and benign tumors of the stomach and intestines. Patients will experience less postoperative discomfort, shorter hospital stays, and little to no scarring post-surgery. The gastroenterology department features an experienced team of doctors and clinical staff offering state-of-the-art services and clinical care to patients with chronic and acute conditions alike.

During the consultation, our team will make sure to clarify any doubts about options, disease conditions, treatments, the surgical process, and what to expect post-procedure. This comprehensive care approach makes us stand out and puts the center's name on the list of top gastroenterology centers in India.

The good health and well-being of every patient is our first priority. We provide comprehensive pre and post-operative care and make each patient feel comfortable and supported. Before recommending a treatment strategy for a patient, we collaborate with specialists from related fields to determine the root cause of their condition because we understand that each case is unique.

Using cutting-edge technology, the department ensures maximum patient safety and excellent outcomes for all procedures. To ensure patients receive the best possible care, we also offer blood banks, intensive care units, radiology, and emergency services.

The range of surgical procedures performed routinely by the department include:

  • Oesophagectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Intestinal Resection
  • Colectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • CBD Exploration
  • Hepatico-Jejunostomy
  • Total Proctocolectomy
  • Shunt & Devascularization Surgeries
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis
  • Biliary Strictures Surgeries

The range of laparoscopic surgeries performed by the department for GI diseases include:

  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic CBD Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Vagotomy
  • Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Treatment – Disorders & Conditions

The gastroenterology team at Sri Balaji Clinic has the expertise in performing various types of surgeries including major GI surgeries as well as laser surgeries:

  • Oesophagectomy: It is the surgical removal of a part of the entire esophagus.
  • Gastrectomy: It refers to the removal of the stomach. When only a part of the stomach is removed, it is known as a partial gastrectomy. When the entire stomach is removed, it is known as a full gastrectomy.
  • Intestinal Resection: It is a surgery to remove any part of the intestine including the small intestine, large intestine, or rectum.
  • Colectomy: It is the surgical removal of either a part of or the whole colon.
  • Cholecystectomy: It refers to the removal of the gallbladder, an organ that collects and stores bile.
  • CBD Exploration: It is a procedure to examine if the flow of bile is being blocked by a stone while flowing from the liver and gallbladder to the intestine.
  • Hepatico-Jejunostomy: It is a surgical procedure in which communication between the hepatic duct and jejunum is created.
  • Total Proctocolectomy: It is a surgical procedure in which the colon, rectum, and anus are removed from the patient’s body. It is performed in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis.
  • Shunt & Devascularization Surgeries: These are surgeries aimed at disrupting the esophagogastric collateral circulation.
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis: It is a surgical procedure to restore gastrointestinal continuity after the colon and rectum have been removed surgically. It is performed in patients suffering from diseases such as pancreatic resections, ulcerative colitis, Whipple’s procedure.
  • Biliary Strictures Surgeries: It is a surgery aimed at removing the strictures present in the bile duct that obstruct the flow of bile to the intestine.
  • Other Surgeries: Performed for the treatment of acute/ chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

The range of laparoscopic surgeries performed by the department for GI diseases include:

  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy: It is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the appendix by making several small incisions around it.
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic CBD Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery: Performed for the treatment of hiatus hernia.
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis: It is a minimally invasive procedure to remove the adhesions present within the tract.
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Including inguinal, incisional, and diaphragmatic surgeries.
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy: Performed for rectal prolapse
  • Laparoscopic Vagotomy: It is a minimally invasive surgery to remove some of the vagal nerves from the body.
  • Laparoscopic Cardiomyotomy: It is a surgery performed for the correction of achalasia cardia.
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy: It is a minimally invasive surgery performed for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors present in the bowel.
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: Performed for weight loss. Four subtypes of surgeries- laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection (LGSR), and Roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB). If possible few FAQ’s

Medical Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. A gastroenterologist is a specialist who treats such conditions.

The Department of Medical Gastroenterology at Sri Balaji Clinic, Hyderabad offers advanced treatment strategies for various gastrointestinal diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract including the stomach, duodenum, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, and large intestine. The diseases we treat are chronic diarrhea, constipation, peptic ulcer, duodenal ulcer, acute liver failure, portal hypertension, biliopancreatic disorders, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hepatitis, pancreatitis, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal spasm, and many others.

The department has the most advanced facilities and is supported by a team of expert gastroenterologists who use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endosonography, manometry, and other procedures.

The center has years of experience in dealing with various medical conditions in gastroenterology in outpatient as well as inpatient service i.e. including emergency services. The doctors have immense expertise in the management as well as treatment of the full spectrum of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreaticobiliary diseases. The availability of such advanced technologies and facilities makes us one of the most trusted and one of the best medical gastroenterology hospitals in India.

We offer specialized services using state-of-the-art facilities and highly advanced equipment to diagnose and treat the conditions. The high standards set by the department and the scope of services available at Sri Balaji Clinic ensure that all patients receive the best care possible for a wide variety of gastrointestinal and liver conditions.

The team not only has expertise in general gastroenterology but also in gastrointestinal cancers, gastrointestinal motility, inflammatory bowel disease, liver transplants, and viral hepatitis. We strive to provide patients with comprehensive, compassionate, and timely care for their conditions.

The department offers expertise in all areas of clinical gastroenterology, hepatology, and adult nutrition. Our dedicated clinical staff consists of a caring team of specialized doctors, nurses, technicians, and other ancillary personnel who are committed to improving the health and well-being of patients suffering from a disease.

In addition to discussing the specific medical needs of the patients, we also promote health through preventive care, cancer screening, and educating the patients, all of which allow the patients to understand their disease condition better.

The department has a team of eminent gastroenterologists trained from top institutions with years of experience in the field of gastroenterology. The group of doctors as well as technicians are well trained in their area of work and provide the best service to all the patients experiencing chronic and acute diseases of the gastrointestinal tract..

Sri Balaji Clinic, Hyderabad is one of the best gastroenterology hospitals in Hyderabad offering the best treatments and care for all types of gastroenterological diseases. Helmed by the top gastroenterologists in Hyderabad, the hospital is famous for its wide range of gastroenterological diagnoses and treatments.

Treatment – Disorders & Conditions

There are many different treatments and diagnostic procedures carried out by the department efficiently with a high success rate, which makes Sri Balaji Clinic shine as one of the best centers for gastroenterology in India. The center provides treatments such as:

  • Upper GI Endoscopy: It is a procedure to diagnose and treat conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract i.e. organs such as the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. In this technique, an endoscope i.e. a thin long tube fitted with a camera is used which is put in the body through the mouth, then it is slowly pushed into the esophagus to the stomach, and small intestine. Images from the camera are then viewed on a monitor to detect the problem.
  • Lower GI Endoscopy: It is a procedure to diagnose and treat conditions of the lower gastrointestinal tract i.e. mostly the colon and rectum.
  • Colonoscopy: It is a procedure to diagnose or treat the problems associated with the colon and rectum. In this, a colonoscopy or a long, flexible tube is inserted into the rectum and the images from inside the colon are viewed on a monitor.
  • Endosonography: It is a minimally invasive procedure to determine the gastrointestinal and lung conditions in which a special endoscope that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images is used.
  • Capsule Colonoscopy: It is a procedure in which the patient is asked to swallow a capsule that contains a small camera. As this capsule travels through the digestive tract, it takes thousands of pictures. It is performed for the diagnosis of conditions such as celiac disease, colon cancer, etc.
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL): It is a type of treatment for kidney stones in which high-energy shock waves are used to break down the stone into fragments, after which the fragments can easily pass through the urine.
  • Esophageal Manometry: It is a technique that measures the length of the esophagus when the person swallows. Our center has the best experts to perform such intricate procedures.
  • Rectal Manometry: It is a technique to measure the pressure and sensation in the rectum. It is most commonly used to determine the correct treatment of fecal incontinence or constipation.
  • Management Of Acute Upper And Lower GI Hemorrhages
  • Removal Of Polyps From Large Intestine
  • Stent Placement: In the esophagus, colon, small intestine, bile duct, and pancreatic duct.
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography): It is a diagnostic procedure that allows the surgeon to view pancreatic and bile ducts present in the body. This procedure also uses an endoscope and is most commonly used for the management of stones present in the bile duct and pancreatic duct.
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS): It is a procedure a shunt is used to connect two veins present in the liver. It is mostly performed in patients suffering from portal hypertension or other conditions. At our center, the procedure is performed in a top-class fashion.

About Dr. A Suresh Chandra

Name: Dr. A Suresh Chandra

Qualifications: MBBS 1993-1999 Gandhi Medical College ,Hyderabad.
MS General Surgery 2000-2003, Gandhi Medical College,Hyderabad.
DNB GI Surgery 2008-2010, Global Hospital, Hyderabad.

Accreditations: OSSI/IFSO 2015, Obesity Surgery Society of India and International, Life member No. LM230.
IHPBA 2014, International HepatoPanreaticoBiliary Surgery Association, Life member No.582
IASG 2014, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Life member No. S-179.
FACRSI 2010, Indian Association of ColoRectal Surgery, Fellow and Life member No.1369.
FIAGES 2011, Indian Ass. of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, Fellow & Life member No. 2323.
ASI 2004, Indian General Surgery Society Life member No. FL-17792.
MRCS Ed 2005, UK General Surgery Society .

TS Medical Council Registration No: 44597

Present Appointment: Chief - Dept of Surgery, Gastroenterology Division, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Owaisi Group of Hospitals / Princess Esra Hospital, Hyderabad 500058. Telangana since Feb 2015.

Past Appointments / Experience : 2yr as Consultant GI Surgeon at Yashoda Hospital Somajiguda Hyderabad, Jan2013 to Jan2015.
2yr as Jr Consultant GI Surgeon Global Hospital Hyderabad from Mar2011 to Jan2013.
3yr as DNB GI SURGERY trainee Global Hospital Hyderabad Feb2008 to Feb2011
4yr as Assist. Prof. in General Surgery Private Medical College from Jan2004 to Feb2008.
3yr as PG trainee in General Surgery at Gandhi Medical college Hyderabad Nov2000 to Nov2003.
1yr as Clinical Internship in MBBS at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad Dec1998 to Dec1999.

Presentations: 3 free papers at ASI National and AP State chapters 2002, ‘03.
1 free paper and 1 poster at IASGCON 2010. UG/PG Examiner for KNR-UHS, Dr-NTR-UHS, RG-UHS.
Publications / Seminars / Journal Clubs / Morbidity Mortality Meets / CMEs / Institute Academics.


Contact: Clinic/Address : Sri Balaji Clinic, 4-7-322/1,Esamia Bazaar,Koti , Hyderabad- 500027 . Telangana.
Phone: 9391130651 / 9989015032;

Digestive system- Emergency and Elective Surgery
Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery
Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
Minimal Access / Laparascopic Surgery
Abdominal Trauma Surgery
Colorectal Surgery