Gastro advanced gastroenterology centre

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu governor Dr K Rosaiah will lay foundation stone for a 60-bed VGM Advanced Gastroenterology Centre, which would have the devices to screen for fibrosis in liver on August 10 here.

The Rs one crore device to screen the fibrosis, a critical point of reversibility of live damage, would benefit the people with liver problem, number of which is increasing of late, due to over alcohol intake, fatty liver and also changed lifestyle, Dr V G Mohanprasad, Chairman, VGM Hospital Institute of Gastroenterology, told reporters here today.

The Centre, expected to be ready by another 18 months, would have liver dyalisys, state of the art CT Scanner, state of the art operation threatres for obesity surgery, and other gastro related diseases, Mohanprasad said.

Stating that obesity will be dealt in a holistic manner, which starts from diet counselling and goes upto bariatric surgery, he said it was also planned to open a Gastro Intestinal Oncology Centre, which would focus on non-chemotherapy anti cancer drugs, wide range of them being available abroad, and less used in India.