Dr. Abid Showkat Zargar is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with over 10 years experience in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He was also the Head of Department of Gastroenterology at Bansal Hospital, India which is a 350 bedded premiere hospital of central India with an active Liver transplant programme. He was instrumental in starting the EUS and ERCP services there. He also worked as Consultant Gastroenterologist in Government Medical College, Srinagar, India. He has subspecialized with a clinical fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and ERCP in one of the busiest endoscopic units in India.
In recognition to his contribution in the field of endoscopy, he was awarded with the prestigious Asian Young Endoscopist Award (AYEA) in Seoul, South Korea. He underwent fellowship for advance endoscopic training in procedures like EUS, ERCP, endoscopic resection of early tumors (EMR and ESD) and endoscopic management of obesity at the Hanyang University Hospital, South Korea. He can perform diagnostic and therapeutic EUS including EUS guided CPN for relief from cancer pain and EUS guided biliary drainage.
An endoscopy is a procedure used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike many other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.
A colonoscopy is a test to check inside your bowels. This test can help find what’s causing your bowel symptoms. A long, thin, flexible tube with a small camera inside it is passed into your bottom. You’ll be given a laxative so your bowels are empty for the test.