Tue, Feb 28, 2017 | updated 08:39 AM IST

Columbia Asia Hospitals announced launch of Endoscopic Ultrasound Unit at its Bangalore Hospitals

Updated: Sep 02, 2016 12:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 2 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Imagine suffering with digestive issues for a long time and when you finally consult your physician, you are asked to get an endoscopy, and thereafter asked to consult the nutritionist, the gastroenterologist or any other concerned specialist.

You end up being confused about the next steps and spend a lot of time running around from one department to the other of the hospital and healthcare clinics with facility of endoscopy.

Keeping this in mind, Columbia Asia Hospitals started their Integrated Digestive and Liver Care Program, where different specialties come under one roof to assist the patients. Now, Columbia Asia Hospital announced the launch of EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound) Unit, as part of Integrated Digestive and Liver Care Program at the Bangalore hospitals.

"The advanced endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound will help deal with Gastro intestinal conditions especially arising in an around the wall of the food pipe, stomach and pancreas intestine in a very different manner. This equipment is unique in combining endoscopic image with sonographic shadows in analyzing the lesions beyond the boundaries of endoscope. Besides seeing the lesion better, we can have direct access to it and procure tissue sample for laboratory analysis. Further we can drain fluids from outside a GI lumen and perform interventions like stent placements, guide wire passage and place medicines to burn liver and pancreas tumors,"said Dr. Umesh Jalihal, Senior Consultant - Gastroenterology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur.

"This will further help in avoiding many operations if it is found to be inoperable by proper imaging such as advanced pancreas cancer invading the blood vessels and many others which we have done in the past," said Dr. Vidyasagar Ramappa, Consultant Gastroenterology, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur.

"EUS and endoluminal technology will also give us a new platform to remove tumors from the rectum after adequate staging, without external incisions," Dr. Govind Nandakumar, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Columbia Asia Hospitals.

Dr. Rema Rao, faculty at Weil Cornell Medical College, New York will also be giving a guest session on the intricacies involved in reading pathology slides related to EUS.

The complex nature of liver diseases and other hepatobiliary disorders requires a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure best outcome for patients. EUS is one part of the Integrated Digestive Liver and Cancer Centre that aims to provide specialized yet integrated care to our patients. Sub specialists from various fields like gastroenterologists, hepatologists, GI surgeons, onco-surgeons, GI Pathologists, GI oncologists, GI radiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Liver Transplant Surgeons, dieticians, physiotherapists, counselors, etc. will all be a part of planning the correct treatment for a patient in a collaborative manner. (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Finance Minister Pradeep Kumar Amat on Monday presented the State Budget for 2017-18 fiscal in the session of Orissa Legislative Assembly to review several new features after changes made in line with the Union Budget such as merger of non-plan and plan expenditure.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Kritika Dahal, Director of Hongkong-based International Rising Limited was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on charges of money laundering.

Full Story >>

Jaitley opens trading on London Stock Exchange

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 19:31 IST

London [United Kingdom], Feb.27 (ANI): Visiting Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opened trading on the London Stock Exchange on Monday in the presence of British Member of Parliament and UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Y.K. Sinha and Pankaj Patel, President, FICCI.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Subhrakant Panda, Managing Director, Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd and Jawahar Vadivelu, Chairman, Cameo Corporate Services Limited, have taken over as the President and Vice President of ICC India, respectively, at the conclusion of 86th Annual General Meeting of ICC India held here on Monday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Premium inner wear brand, Euro Fashion Inners, announced the launch of Euro Blaze, a new collection of men's brief that celebrates the Inner Fire and Passion of men that drives them towards higher goals in life.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Droom, India's pioneering online automobile transactional marketplace, is riding high on the success of its Orange Book Value (OBV), an algorithm-based benchmark pricing engine, which has received over 100 million queries in 14 months.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): In line with the company's continued effort to strengthen and professionalize its management for achieving accelerated growth and business excellence, Intex Technologies, one of the leading consumer electronics major, has appointed S P Subramanian as Assistant Vice President - Sales (Mobile) to further strengthen its mobile business.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): E-commerce major Paytm announced the launch of its Paytm Mall app on Android on Monday.

Full Story >>

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb.27 (ANI): The Pakistan government has released over 430 billion rupees for different social sector development projects against a total allocation of 800 billion rupees, the Ministry of Planning release said Monday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Going past the revolutionary Indian Budget 2017, where I did find that some key government initiatives like capping the maximum cash donation to Rs. 2, 000, steps to avoid money laundering and so on are noteworthy, I did feel that Bullion Trade reforms that were the key to the survival of industry did not come through.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): India's largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel on Monday announced radical changes in its value proposition for domestic and international roaming as the customers will now be able to carry their numbers across India and the world and stay connected all the time without having to worry about high call/data charges.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Bitcoin start-ups Zebpay, Unocoin, Coinsecure and Searchtrade jointly launched Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation of India (DABFI) for the orderly and transparent growth of virtual currency market.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-NewsVoir): Leading stand alone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance is expanding its footprint across the country with its latest bancassurance tie up with state-owned Dena Bank, to distribute customized health insurance and personal accident policies to the bank's 20 million customers nationwide.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Vivek Chaand Sehgal of the Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), the flagship company of Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), was today named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Music streaming service Saavn, today announced its expansion into original music with the worldwide release of 'Azaad Hu Mai,' a genre-defining track from underground hip-hop artist, Naezy.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Global leader in payment solutions American Express on Monday announced the launch of Buyer Initiated Payments (BIP), an electronic payment platform linked to corporate card that reduces processing costs and offers extended payment terms compared to traditional invoice payments.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Purplle.com launched in 2012, grew to becoming India's largest beauty product and service destination in under five years. Founded by IITians Manish Taneja and Rahul Dash, it was created to make beauty products available in the deepest pockets of the country, at the most reasonable prices. Consistently delivering on this promise has made Purplle.com the most preferred beauty portal by buyers across the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-NewsVoir): Seclore, the leader in Enterprise Rights Management (ERM), today announced the latest release of its flagship data-centric security Solution. New capabilities offered provide a more seamless experience for both the sender and recipient.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): SHEROES, the world's largest community of women, today announced that it has entered into an alliance with Simplilearn, one of the world's leading certification training providers.

Full Story >>