Gastroenterology


You Don't Have to Live with Chronic Abdominal Pain

Delhi Hospital's Gastroenterology Services are led by Dr. Raj Bhandari, who specializes in Digestive & Liver Diseases. 

Digestive Disease Management
Using state of the art equipment, we deliver high quality gastroenterology (GI) care to diagnose, treat, and manage digestive conditions such as:
-Irritable Bowl Syndrome
-Gastroenteritis 
-Celiac Disease
-Crohn Disease



Liver Disease Management
Delhi Hospital is the first in the region to offer FibroScan: a noninvasive, diagnostic technique to diagnose liver diseases.  Liver conditions may include:
-Hepatitis B & C
-Fatty Liver
-Alcoholic Liver Disease
-Liver Cirrhosis
-Autoimmune Hepatitis
-Genetic Diseases


What is FibroScan?
FibroScan is a painless and reliable alternative to a liver biopsy. this non-invasive technique is used to measure liver scarring, or fibrosis, caused by a number of liver diseases. During the test, the technician presses a probe against the skin on the right side of the lower chest. You will feel a slight vibration on the skin when the probe is activated. This vibration measures the stiffness of the liver to assess liver disease.

What to Expect During a FibroScan:
1. Please do not eat or drink 3 hours before the exam
2. The entire FibroScan session takes about 15-20 minutes.
3. The test is painless. There is no needle and all you feel is a gentle vibration on your skin.

What Insurances Are Accepted?
Most insurances now cover a FibroScan examination, including Medicare & Medicaid. We also offer financial assistance options for those without insurance.
 


Meet Dr. Raj Bhandari 

Dr. Bhandari was born in Montreal, Canada. He was raised in Canada and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He earned his medical degree from the University of Ottawa Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, New York. He subsequently completed a Chief Medical Residency at the same hospital. He then completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. During his fellowship he conducted several research studies which have been published.



To schedule an appointment, call 318-878-3737 today!