The department of Gastroenterology at Rockland Hospital offers comprehensive services for the gastrointestinal complaints such as heartburn, ulcers, pancreatitis, hepatitis and colitis. The department of Gastroenterology focuses on early colon cancer detection and endoscopy. Often endoscopy is performed to visualize and examine the internal organs, which include the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. It is also a therapeutic procedure. Among them are colon polyps, intestinal bleeding, and stones in the bile duct.
A Team of gastroenterologists provide a highly specialized compassionate service to the local community. A high standard of care is given by all the staff within the department to meet the needs and expectations of our patients. Diagnostic capabilities include colonoscopy, endoscopy, ERCP amongst others. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic provides specialized care for patients with this chronic illness.
Dr. M. P. Sharma is a veteran in the field of Gastroenterology. He has over three decades of experience in AIIMS, with a fellowship in Gastroenterology from Lahey Clinic (Boston). He has been an instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Boston. He has over 300 publications including 124 original papers. He has received the Olympus Mitra Award for disseminating knowledge and expertise in endoscopy by the Indian Society of Gastroenterology.