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Dr. Geeta Malkan Billa - Gastroenterology in Mumbai

Dr. Geeta Malkan Billa

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, DNB - Gastroenterology

GastroenterologyGastroenterology
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Clinic Locations

Fortis Hospital

Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Industrial Area, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital

Hill Side Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Hiranandani Business Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,

Specialization

  • Gastroenterologist

Education

  • University Of Bombay - 1991 Graduated
    MBBS
  • University Of Bombay - 1993 Graduated
    MD - General Medicine
  • University Of Bombay - 1995 Graduated
    DM - Gastroenterology
  • National Board of Examination, India - 1996 Graduated
    DNB - Gastroenterology

Health Articles

Fatty Liver: Everything You Need to Know

The liver is present on the right side of the belly, a meaty organ weighing about 3 pounds. The liver has two large sections- left and right lobes, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines, the gallbladder sits under the liver. With these organs, the liver works together to absorb, process, and digest food. The main function of the liver is to maintain and filter the blood coming from the digestive tract to the rest of the body. The liver detoxify metabolizes drugs and detoxifies chemicals along with also makes proteins for blood clotting and other life-supporting functions mentioned below-

Questions to Ask Your Gastroenterologist About Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) patients should establish a rapport with their gastroenterologists for long-term management. Key questions include causes, treatment options, dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes, symptom recurrence, complications, and potential surgeries. Regular colonoscopies monitor for colon cancer, while immunosuppressants may pose infection risks. Complications like toxic megacolon can be life-threatening. Surgery may be necessary for severe cases, offering ileostomy or ileo-anal pouch options. Pregnancy with UC requires careful management to mitigate flare-up risks and medication effects. Open communication and adherence to treatment plans enhance UC management, ensuring patients lead fulfilling lives despite the condition's challenges.

Difference Between Gastrologist and Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing and treating issues related to the gastrointestinal tract and liver. They undergo 5 to 6 years of dedicated education after medical school. In contrast, a gastrologist focuses on stomach research, structure, functions, and illnesses. Diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy, rectoscope, and gastroscopy are performed to identify conditions like polyps or lesions. Gastroscopy allows visualization of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. For the best gastroenterologist in OKC, patients can contact Digestive Disease Specialist, Inc. However, the content does not offer medical advice or establish patient-care provider relationships.

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