Experience Exceptional Gastroenterology Care in Perumbakkam, Chennai at NewGen Hospital

NewGen Hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai is your destination for exceptional gastroenterology care. Our team of experienced gastroenterologists offers a wide range of services to address various digestive concerns. Whether you’re dealing with gastrointestinal issues, liver conditions, or other digestive disorders, our specialists provide personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. From diagnostic evaluations to advanced gastroenterological procedures, trust NewGen Hospital to help you achieve optimal digestive health. Book your appointment today and experience the difference of expert gastroenterology care.

Gastroenterology deals with normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology. 

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Tests for Gastroenterology:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine (the duodenum). 


Colonoscopy is an examination of the inside of your large intestine (colon). It’s helpful for diagnosing gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.  


Endoscopy is a procedure used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike many other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. 

Capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a medical procedure used to record internal images of the gastrointestinal tract for use in disease diagnosis. 

Endoscopic ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound or echo-endoscopy is a medical procedure in which endoscopy is combined with ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest, abdomen and colon. It can be used to visualize the walls of these organs, or to look at adjacent structures. 

Breath test

Breath test hydrogen breath test is a simple medical test that measures hydrogen gas levels (H02) in the breath you exhale 

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Diseases / Treatments:

Stomach ulcers (gastric ulcers) are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach. Ulcers can also occur in part of the intestine just beyond the stomach. These are called duodenal ulcers. Stomach and duodenal ulcers are sometimes called peptic ulcers. 

Celiac disease is a chronic digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine. The disease is triggered by eating foods containing gluten. The disease can cause long-lasting digestive problems and keep your body from getting all the nutrients it needs. 

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when there’s an increase in the bacterial population in the small intestine. It can cause digestive symptoms, including bloating and pain. 

Food allergies and intolerances

A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a food which is usually harmless. Food intolerance occurs when the body has a chemical reaction to eating a particular food or drink. 


Diverticulitis is a complication that can affect people with diverticulosis, small pockets on the inside of their colon. If one of the pockets becomes injured or infected, it can cause inflammation inside.  

Colorectal polyps

A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Most colon polyps are harmless. But over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer. Colon cancer can be fatal when found in its later stages.  

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a group of symptoms that affect your digestive system. It’s a common but uncomfortable gastrointestinal disorder. People with IBS get excessive gas, abdominal pain and cramps. 

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation (pain and swelling) in the intestines. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both types affect the digestive system. Treatments can help manage this lifelong condition.  

Swallowing difficulties

Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing — taking more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia can be painful. In some cases, swallowing is impossible. 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in which the stomach contents move up into the esophagus. Reflux becomes a disease when it causes frequent or severe symptoms or injury. Reflux may damage the esophagus, pharynx or respiratory tract. 


Inflammation that damages the tube running from the throat to the stomach    Esophagitis can cause painful, difficult swallowing and chest pain. 

Hiatal hernias

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an   opening in the diaphragm and into the chest cavity. 

Viral hepatitis

It is an infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become injured or infected. 

Toxic hepatitis

Toxic hepatitis is an inflammation of your liver in reaction to certain substances to which you’re exposed. Toxic hepatitis can be caused by alcohol, chemicals, drugs or nutritional supplements. 

Fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease (steatosis) is a common condition caused by having too        much fat build up in your liver. A healthy liver contains a small amount of fat. It becomes a problem   when fat reaches 5% to 10% of your liver’s weight. 


Cirrhosis is a late-stage liver disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue and the liver is permanently damaged. Scar tissue keeps your liver from working properly. 


Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. 


Stones blocking the tube leading from the gallbladder to the small intestine cause cholecystitis.  


Pancreatitis is inflammation in your pancreas. Inflammation causes swelling and pain. If you have pancreatitis, it might feel like stomach pain that spreads to your back. 

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly.  

Bloated stomach

A bloated stomach is first and foremost a feeling of tightness, pressure or fullness in your belly. A visibly distended (swollen) abdomen may or may not accompany it. The feeling can range from mildly uncomfortable to intensely painful. 


It refers to stomach pain caused by difficulty in dealing with food. 

Gas and gas pain

Gas pain may occur if gas becomes trapped or does not move well through your digestive system. Eating foods that are more likely to produce gas may result in an increase in gas or gas pain. 

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea is feeling an urge to vomit. It is often called “being sick to your stomach. Vomiting or throwing-up is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the food pipe (esophagus) and out of the mouth. 

Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding refers to the presence of blood in the stool or bleeding from the rectum, which is the final part of the large intestine before the anus. It can manifest as red blood in the stool, blood on toilet tissue, or blood coating the stool. 


Loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual. Diarrhea is usually caused by a virus, or sometimes, contaminated food. 

Constipation or difficulty pooping

Having hard, dry bowel movements or passing stool fewer than three times a week defines constipation. It can be caused by things like your diet, medications, whether you are pregnant, or a change in your routine.   

Unexplained weight loss or weight gain

Unexplained weight loss is a noticeable drop in body weight that occurs even if the person is not trying to lose weight. Unexplained weight loss can be a symptom of a serious illness, including cancer or diabetes. 


Heartburn is a painful, burning feeling in the middle of your chest. It’s not really in your heart, though. It’s caused by stomach acid rising into your esophagus (reflux), which runs through your chest, close to your heart. 


Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, sclera (whites of the eyes) and mucous membranes turn yellow. A high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment, causes this yellow color. 

Frequently Asked Question

FAQ of Gastroenterology

Can gastroenterology be cured?

 Most gastrointestinal diseases can be prevented and/or treated. 

Why do we need gastroenterology?

If you have unexplained or frequent digestive issues, such as abdominal discomfort or changes to your bowel habits, someone’s probably told you to see a gastroenterologist, also sometimes referred to as a GI doctor. 

What types of procedures and treatments are available in gastroenterology?

Treatments for gastrointestinal diseases in gastroenterology include medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies. Gastrointestinal surgery may be required in more serious cases, such as colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. 

What kind of insurance is accepted at Newgen specialty Hospital?

Newgen clinic has healthcare tie-ups with all the major healthcare insurance providers, including HDFC ERGO Health Insurance, Star Health & Allied Insurance Co. Ltd., ICICI Lombard, ICICI Prudential, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, Max Bupa Health Insurance, and more. Click here to check the list of healthcare insurance providers. 

What payment methods are available?

To ensure convenience and flexibility for our patients, our Newgen clinic offers various payment methods, including cash, credit card, debit card, online payment, GPay, PhonePe, and UPI payments.    

What problems can a gastroenterologist treat?

A gastroenterologist is a medical professional who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the gastrointestinal system as well as digestive organs. This includes everything from the esophagus and stomach to the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. 

Can diabetes cause constipation?

High blood sugar levels from type 1 & type 2 diabetes can level to diabetic neuropathy, or never damage. Damage to the nerves controlling the digestive treat can level to constipation. 

How can I protect myself from hepatitis A infection?

You can protect yourself from hepatitis A by getting the hepatitis A vaccine.