Gastro care at Fortis International

Gastroenterology is a medical field that addresses diseases affecting the digestive system- starting from the gastrointestinal tract, including organs all along the alimentary canal. Typical digestive diseases include Hernia, GERD or Gastro esophageal reflux disease, Acid Peptic disease, etc. Procedures include colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy. The digestive care department at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore features some of the brightest in the field of medical and surgical gastroenterology.

Digestive care center at Fortis Hospitals

The digestive care center at Fortis provides a full range of gastro care that includes Gastro Intestinal surgeries and features some of the leading doctors in the field of General and Minimal Access Surgeries and some of the best weight loss surgeries in Bangalore. Surgeries using minimal access techniques are practiced to facilitate faster recovery, avoid complications and ensure easier post-surgical follow-ups. Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore is one of the best gastro care centres in the country and has been continuing as one of the top leaders in laparoscopic surgeries and endoscopic surgeries. Equipped with computer assisted video navigational tools, state of the art facilities in endoscope technology and high precision hand instruments. We perform a broad spectrum of minimal access surgeries and open surgical procedures.

Fortis being one of the best hospital for gastroenterology in India, facilitates patients with high attention requirements. We are also one of the top centers for weight loss surgery in the country. Our highly skilled Intensivists along with a top-notch groundwork that is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy suite, is formulated to provide the absolute best in gastro care services to the patients. Fully equipped with computer assisted video navigational tools, endoscopic technology, high precision hand instruments and some of the top gastroenterology specialists in India, the digestive center performs several of minimal access laparoscopic surgeries and open surgical procedures across the whole spectrum of digestive system problems. 

techniques to enable faster recovery, reduce complications and ensure easier post-surgical follow-ups. Fortis as a healthcare vertical is a leader in laparoscopic bariatric surgeries, endoscopic and gastric bypass surgeries and other advanced laparoscopic surgeries. The Digestive Care Department at Fortis offers quality services in the field of medical and surgical gastroenterology. Manned by an experienced medical team, the department provides a wide range of gastro intestinal procedures.

Gastroenterology is a vast field that concerns several diseases that affect the digestive system, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. Fortis delivers some of the best gastroenterology care in India. Digestive care includes the medical and surgical treatment of diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver, jaundice, colon polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatitis, gastro esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems etc. Fortis is ace at performing some of the best laparoscopic stomach surgeries that ensures minimum effort and the easiest way to recover from digestive system problems.

Gastro care procedures we follow at Fortis:

Bariatric surgeries:

One of the top bariatric surgery center in Bangalore, surgeons at our hospital are highly skilled in performing the SILS, also the new benchmark for Bariatric procedures like Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. Bariatric surgery for obesity is performed through the navel, it does not leave any visible scars compared to a traditional multiport laparoscopic approach. Fortis performs weight loss surgery on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery). Long-term studies show overweight surgeries cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a mortality reduction from 40% to 23%.

Single incision laparoscopic surgery:

SILS, refers to minimal incision laparoscopic surgery. SILS is used for a wide range of procedures ranging from Cholecystectomies, Appendicectomies, Hernia operations, Hernia Repair, to solid organ surgeries such as Nephrectomy Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Adrenalectomy, Gastric Bypass, Splenectomy, Colon Resection Liver Resection and other digestive diseases. The multidimensional applications of SILS help minimize trauma and significantly reduced scarring in addition to quicker recovery times.

Liver transplant: Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is an operation where a diseased liver is replaced with a whole or part of someone else’s normal and healthy liver. At Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road we have a highly skilled and an experienced Liver Transplant Team. 

Digestive care services at Fortis:


A common condition affecting a significant population, a hernia is a protrusion of a part of an organ like the bowel when it pushes through the muscle that holds it in place. Groin hernias are the most common, other types of hernias could include incisional, hiatus and umbilical hernias. The most common symptoms for groin hernias include pain or discomfort especially with coughing. 

Gastro esophageal reflux disease:

A long term condition that often gets worse when ignored GERD is a combination of symptoms arising due to reflux of stomach content to the food pipe. It is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation. It is caused when the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes for long durations or does not close properly causing acid to reflux into the esophagus causing heartburn or acid indigestion. 

Acid Peptic disease:

Commonly called APD it comprises of various conditions all of which are caused by damage from acid and peptic activity in gastric secretions. It typically affects the stomach, esophagus and duodenum. Symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, discomfort characterized by fullness, bloating, distention or nausea. 

Gastrointestinal cancers:

Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) which include esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel and anus.

Gall bladder problems:

The Gallbladder is a pear shaped organ positioned under the liver. Some of the common problems that are associated with the gallbladder are inflammation, gallstones, common bile duct infection, perforated gallbladder and cancer etc.


It is an inflammation of the appendix. Symptoms of appendicitis include lower right abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, etc. A large number of people might not experience any of these typical symptoms.

The Department of Digestive care & Gastrointestinal and Hepatobilliary Surgery provides precise diagnosis and solution to all bariatric surgery related issues. With a skilled team of digestive disease specialists, nutritionists, surgeons and technicians guiding the procedure at every step of the way, you can now dream of living a healthier lifestyle and enjoy greater ease in life. One of the leading digestive care hospitals in India, our diagnosis and procedural planning will help you keep the disease in check and enjoy a hassle free life.

One of the top gastro care hospitals, Fortis healthcare provides some of the best digestive care in India. Coming with a team of well-trained and experienced surgeons, we have been continuously pioneering the field of digestive care ever since the department was founded. Our digestive care team includes some of the top gastroenterology specialists in India along with anesthetists and minimal access surgeons. One of India’s best gastro care centers, Fortis conducts both elaborate surgical and non-surgical treatments for disorders related to the digestive system, liver, stomach, biliary tract, pancreas, or the gastro-intestinal tract. 

  • Medical Gastroenterology
  • Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Minimal Access Surgery - SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery)
  • Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgery


Our Obesity & Diabetes Surgery Centre is dedicated towards improving the lives of people suffering from obesity with a comprehensive approach that focuses on weight management with lifestyle improvement, mental health, nutritional support & physical activity. Weight loss surgery is a life-altering decision and our team provides all the support and information one may need obesity, weight loss surgery, making the choice, finding a surgeon, life after surgery, and additional resources to help in the decision making process.


  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgery
  • Minimal Access ColoProctology
  • Minimal Access Cancer Surgery
  • Gastric Ballooning
  • Endoscopy
  • Lap. Hiatus Hernia Repair
  • Lap. Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Lap. Gastric Band Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Open Surgeries for Piles /Fissures /Fistula, Rectal/anal tumours, tuberculosis of digestive tract
  • Medical Gastroenterology (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hepatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome liver & others)
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Bronchoscopies & Bronchoscopy Procedures; (Pulmonary), Microscopic
  • Transtemporal approaches to skull base (ENT)
  • Diet & Physiotherapy
  • Bariatric Surgery