Gastro care at Fortis International Care

Gastroenterology is a specialty of medicine that focuses on the diseases of the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract, including organs such as esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the liver. The Department of Gastro Care at Fortis International Care is a reliable digestive care center thanks to our highly qualified and experienced team of digestive disease specialists capable of providing high-end care for the complete spectrum of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver disorders with the help of our state-of-the-art facilities. This potent combination of technology and skilled human resources make us one of the best hospitals for gastroenterology in India.


Fortis International Care is a renowned centre for gastro care and all the aspects concerned with the digestive system. Our team has performed 20,000 successful surgeries and we are especially gifted in the realm of ultra-precision laparoscopic surgeries involving the smallest of incisions and faster recovery time.

Our expert laparoscopic surgeons are proficient in performing advanced laparoscopic surgeries for the following complications:  

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallstones, pancreatic and splenic diseases
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Endoscopic Thyroidectomy and thoracoscopic surgery
  • Hernia and gynecological surgeries

Fortis International Care is a much sought-after gastro care hospital which is staffed with skilled and experienced gastroenterologists who are experts in all the aspects of digestive care and adept at treating complications such as Hernia, Acid Peptic Disease and other conditions affecting the abdomen.


Capsule Endoscopy:

A procedure that uses a miniscule wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract. It can help identify the causes of gastrointestinal bleeding and the areas of inflammation and cancer.


It is an exam used to detect any abnormalities in the large intestine and the rectum.

Endoscopic Ultrasound:

A minimally invasive procedure to assess the severity of digestive system problems and lung diseases using high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the digestive tract.

Esophageal Manometry:

It is a test to assess how well the esophagus is working by passing down a thin, flexible tube fitted with sensors through the esophagus.  

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy:

It is an exam used to evaluate the lower part of the large intestine. 


It is a surgical procedure to remove the spleen, a tiny organ located under the rib cage on the left side of the abdomen.  

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS):

It is a type of advanced laparoscopic surgery with a variety of applications to help minimize trauma and significantly reduce scarring.

Liver Transplant:

It is a complex procedure involving removing a diseased liver and replacing it with a healthy one from a donor who may be deceased or living.


Fortis International Care is one of the best bariatric surgery centers and a highly preferred hospital for weight loss surgery in Bangalore. We are equipped with advanced facilities and our specialists perform the best-in-class overweight surgeries to alleviate the complications arising out of obesity. Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to bring back a patient from the unhealthy weight range to the healthy range by natural means. The underlying principle is to restrict the food intake and reduce the absorption of food in the stomach and the intestines. There are two types of bariatric surgery: Restrictive and Malabsorptive. Restrictive procedures decrease the size of the stomach, thus lowering its capacity to hold food and leading to a lesser intake of food. Malabsorptive procedures decrease the absorption of calories in the small intestine. The benefits of a bariatric surgery include:

  • Weight loss
  • Fitter and more active
  • Reduction in effects of diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, sleep apnea etc.
  • Thinner and better looking physique.


Laparoscopic Surgery, also known as Key-hole surgery or minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It involves the use of an instrument called a Laparoscope, which is inserted through tiny incisions in the abdominal wall. Some commonly performed operations include::

  • Removal of the appendix
  • Removal of diseased organs such as gall bladder
  • Removal of a part of the intestines
  • Removal of kidney in a living donor
  • Female sterilization
  • To examine the different organs such as liver or pancreas for cancerous tumors