About Gastroenterology

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal was one of the first centres in Karnataka to start advanced GI therapeutic endoscopic procedures. The Department specializes in advanced procedures for treating gastrointestinal bleeding, biliary and pancreatic diseases and gastrointestinal tumors endoscopically so as to avoid expensive, high – risk surgical procedures. The Department was also one of the earliest centers in Southern India to start endoscopic therapy for pancreatic diseases and endoscopic ultrasonography. One of the major achievements of the department is the contribution made for the recognition of inflammatory bowel diseases in India. Today the Department provides relief to patients suffering from a wide variety of GI ailments. The focus of the treatment is particularly on interventional methods. A team of experienced specialist doctors and trained support staff work round-the-clock to provide world class medical care. The department also offers specialized care including intensive care for patients with advanced liver disease. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure for research. Areas of research are clinical pancreatic diseases, inflammatory bowel disorders and pharmacoeconomics.

Contact Details

HOD: Dr. Shiran Shetty

4th Floor, Smt. Sharadha Madhav Pai OPD Block

Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104



  • 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 diarrhea, constipation

Therapeutic Endoscopy

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Variceal Banding
  • Stricture Dilatation
  • Polypectomy
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • GI Stent Placement
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Endoscopic Biliary Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Biliary Stenting
  • Endoscopic Treatment of Pancreatic Diseases

Diagnostic Endoscopy

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography(EUS)
  • Capsule enteroscopy
  • Balloon enteroscopy

Other procedures

  • Esophageal & Anorectal Manometry Other procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

The Team

Dr. Shiran Shetty

Head of Department

Dr. Ganesh Bhat


Dr. Ganesh Pai Gastro

Dr. Ganesh Pai C


Dr. Athish Shetty

Assistant Professor

Dr. Balaji

Assistant Professor