Editorial Team

Fortis Escorts, Okhla, New Delhi, which has so far been well known as a centre of excellence for cardiac sciences institute in India, has also an outstanding institute for management of liver and digestive disease with one of the leading liver transplant centres of the country. Fortis Escorts has launched a state-of-the-art hepatology clinic which will help cater to the need of treating of liver-related ailments which have significantly increased in the last few years and, particularly, amid COVID-19 in India. The new hepatology clinic at the hospital premises was inaugurated today in the presence of distinguished dignitaries, and doctors of Fortis Escorts Hospital.

Having set quality benchmarks in cardio-vascular disease management and varied forms of invasive and non-invasive cardiac surgeries, this is an exemplary initiative from Fortis Escorts. The liver disease management centre aims to set new standards in the field of Hepatology with three major focus areas of preventive health, screening and therapy services for patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver disease. The USP of the centre is that the hospital has leading and renowned clinicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists and facilities like ultrasound, FibroScan and body composition analysis, under the same roof to meet the multi-disciplinary requirements for managing patients with liver disease.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pankaj Puri, Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said, “Fortis Escorts is a premium hospital offering the best in cardiology and CVD management. Now we are launching a specialized, advanced liver disease management centre as a response to growing patient needs. Liver disease can cause jaundice, liver failure and liver cancer and is one of the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality death in India. We often see that people come with advanced liver disease before the symptoms start to show. Early detection and screening is extremely important and helps in decreasing the chances of liver damage. This clinic will give access to specialized treatment to patients suffering from liver-related ailments. We have an excellent team of clinicians including Dr Subrat K Acharya, Padamshree who is a world-renowned hepatologist and was the head of department at AIIMS. Our team of experts are committed to provide best patient outcomes through modern technology, innovation and rich clinical expertise and experience.

Mr. Bidesh Chandra Paul, Zonal Head, Fortis Escorts, Okhla, New Delhi said, “Providing the best in healthcare services under one roof has been the ultimate goal for us at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. Fortis Escorts is a recognized centre of excellence in cardiology and today, with the launch of a dedicated and exclusive centre for liver disease and transplant, we aim to set new benchmarks in this speciality as well. The centre will have a holistic approach and a 360-degree care on liver disease and transplant with top notch facilities, skilled clinicians and technology. With the launch of this centre, we will make Fortis reach greater heights and continue to focus on best patient outcomes.”

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