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Almas Hospital

Gastro Sciences

The Centre for Best Liver Disease Management in Kottakkal

"We'll give you the best gut feeling of your life"

The Gastroe Sciences Department at Almas Hospital are committed to providing quality, patient-centered care. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the digestive system including the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. The Department of Gastro Sciences gives patients a full range of services with state-of-the-art technology in a caring environment. Our physicians are board-certified with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases by both non-invasive (such as endoscopy) and invasive methods. Our physicians work closely with their patients to determine the best treatment plan for them.The Gastro Sciences Department of Almas is one of the most cutting-edge and inventive in entire Malappuram, Kerala, India.

All services are provided by top gastroenterologists and best hepatologists in Kottakkal who specialize in performing endoscopic procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, and ERCP for diagnosis of cancer in the esophagus, stomach, colon - rectum, pancreas, and liver. Our physician's team is supported by highly trained technologists and nurses who deliver high-quality results while keeping the patient's experience comfortable and safe.

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The Gastro Sciences Department at Almas Hospital is one of the best liver disease management centers in Kottakkal. With the most up-to-date endoscopic technology, we have one of the most efficient endoscopy suites in the country. Our endoscopy team consists of highly skilled and experienced consultants, technicians, and nurses that work closely together to provide our patients with the finest and safest treatment possible. We have an extensive multidisciplinary team of physicians offering you the very latest in expert personalized care. Our gastroenterologists, hepatologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and other specialists work together to provide the most advanced preventive, diagnostic, and treatment options for almost all GI disorders. Our team is highly trained in providing innovative endoscopic procedures, gastrointestinal surgery, liver transplantation, and other advanced therapies. Our goal is to help you maintain and improve the quality of your life. We are well-versed in the treatment of difficult gastrointestinal and hepatic conditions. Our outpatient and inpatient healthcare services are outstanding and well-organized. We offer a full range of treatments for gastroenterology and liver disease including both medical management and surgical treatment. Our experienced Gastroenterologist Doctors in Kerala offer cutting-edge treatment for liver diseases including cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, and hepatitis. We specialise in the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the pancreas, biliary tree, and gall bladder. We offer advanced diagnostic services including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy (with or without polyp removal), Capsule Endoscopy, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), MRCP and Barium studies. Our department is equipped with advanced facilities for Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, and Capsule Endoscopy. The department has state-of-the-art equipment to handle complex procedures like ERCP to diagnose and treat gall stones and bile duct stones; Stenting for bile duct strictures; Removal of foreign bodies from the GI tract; Sphincterotomy for Pancreatic Duct Stricture etc. We believe in the importance of multi-disciplinary treatment and collaborate closely with surgical, medical, and allied health specialties for the betterment of our patients.

Conditions we treat:

  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis & Liver Cirrhosis
  • Dysphagia & Achalasia Cardia
  • Peptic ulcers & dyspepsia
  • Gastrointestinal & Liver cancers
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disorders & other intestinal diseases
  • Bile duct stones
  • Acute & chronic pancreatitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic diarrhoea, constipation

Services and Facilities

The Gastroenterology Department at Almas Hospital Malappuram, Kerala, India offers a comprehensive range of services including consultations, investigative procedures (including endoscopies), and therapeutic interventional procedures for the full spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases. The Gastroenterology Department is a centre for excellence in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, coeliac disease, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer disease and other related diseases.

Our services include:

  • Upper Gl endoscopy, Duodenoscopy (OLYMPUS CV 170)
  • Removal of Foreign Body
  • Endoscopic variceal ligation (COOK, VUMAX, V-GRIP bands)
  • Sclerotherapy (SETROL INJECTION)
  • Glue injection (ENDOCRYL- GLUE & ADRENALINE INJECTIONS)
  • Hemo clipping (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC)
  • ERCP & stone removal (OLYMPUS TYPE 150- SIDE VIEW SCOPE)
  • Colonoscopy (OLYMPUS CV 170)
  • Polypectomy (WITH ERBI CAUTERIZATION)
  • Hemorrhoidal banding
  • Palliative stenting
  • Endoscopic management of obesity
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • ERCP, EUS
  • Esophageal & Anorectal Manometry Other procedures
  • Hepato biliary surgery
  • Gastric & Pancreatic Surgery
  • Gastric banding
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Fibroscan

Special Clinics

We provide patients with liver illnesses with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment health facilities. The Gastro and Liver Clinic at Almas offers the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with liver illness. We offer the most advanced technology services, backed by a team of professionals that are both knowledgeable and compassionate.

Our specialized Gastro and Liver clinics include:

  • Fatty Liver Clinic
  • IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) clinic
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) clinic
  • Hepatitis Clinic
  • Dyspepsia clinic
  • Other Liver diseases clinic
  • Pancreas related diseases clinic


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)


Q. What is the Gastroenterology & Liver Disease Department?


The Gastroenterology & Liver Disease Department is a branch of medicine focused on diseases of the digestive system, gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. The department provides services 24 hours a day to diagnose and treat patients with gastrointestinal conditions ranging from mild indigestion to serious diseases. At Almas Hospital, the Gastroenterology & Liver Disease Department offers comprehensive services for adults and children in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Q. How do I make an appointment with one of the top gastroenterologists in Kottakkal?


To schedule an appointment at Almas Hospital, please call our Appointment Desk or visit our website. If you are being referred by another physician, please have your doctor contact us directly so that we may expedite your appointment.

Q. When should I schedule a gastroenterology appointment?


A gastroenterology appointment is recommended when you experience persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, such as:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • abd distention
  • Weight loss
  • Bowel problems (diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Persistent anemia
  • hematemesis
  • Rectal bleeding

Q. What is fatty liver?


A condition where fat globules get accumulated inside the liver cells which later damages them and causes scarring and liver cirrhosis.

Q. What are the most common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders?


The most common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders include stomach pain, frequent heartburn or reflux, sudden weight loss or gain, and changes in the bowels or blood in the stool.

Q. How can I protect myself from hepatitis A infection?


You can protect yourself from hepatitis A by taking the hepatitis A vaccine.

Q. Can I eat before a gastroenterology appointment?


Unless instructed otherwise, such as when undergoing a diagnostic procedure such as a colonoscopy, you are free to eat as you would normally before your appointment.

Q. Which is the best gastroenterology center in Malappuram?


Almas Hospital has the best gastroenterology department in Malappuram with a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, radiologists, oncologists, and nurses

Q. What procedures does a gastroenterologist do?


A Gastroenterologist performs several diagnostic tests including minimally invasive surgeries, colonoscopies, endoscopies, and biopsies, and suggests treatment plans.

Our Doctors

Our Distinguished Team of Caring Physicians

Welcome to the Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at Almas Hospital. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive, compassionate, and state-of-the-art patient care. We have a diverse team of gastroenterologists, gastro surgeons, and the best liver specialists in Kerala who work together to provide care for patients with a variety of conditions.

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Dr. Mohamed Shihab P

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist
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Dr. Fysal Kollanta Valappil

Consultant Liver Transplant Surgeon

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