Our Vision

To establish Endoscopy as main stream specialized medical branch for the Diagnosis and Therapy of several Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Diseases.

Our Mission

To provide safe, cost effective, minimal access Endoscopy as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic procedure for all Gastroenterology related Disorders.

Our Core Values

Clinical Excellence - Deliver the best clinical care in a consistent manner through evidence based practice resulting in predictable outcomes.

Commitment - Dedicated to its mission and to uphold the highest professional integrity

Compassion - Caring for every individual by being sensitive and attentive to their needs in a timely and appropriate manner.

Respect - Treating every individual with consideration and dignity

Integrity - Upholding firm principles and demonstrating a high level of trust, honesty and transparency.

Our Endeavour

To provide the Highest Quality Affordable World Class Healthcare in the field of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy for the entire spectrum of society.

Quality Policy

Strict adherence to International Guidelines for Patient Safety, Updated Diagnostic and Therapeutic Treatment Protocols.

dr vipulroy rathod

dr vipulroy rathod

WGI is promoted by Dr. Vipulroy Rathod (MS; FASGE). Dr Rathod has been in clinical practice in Mumbai for more than a decade as a Consultant Endoscopic Surgeon at various premier hospitals, and has vast experience in the field of Advanced Endoscopy and Gastroenterology.

A personal note from Vipulroy Rathod MS; FASGE:

It gives me immense pleasure to present to you the State of the Art Tertiary facility, WGI centrally located at Andheri, Mumbai, India.

I am fortunate and privileged to have the wholehearted support from colleagues of all specialties, which has enabled me to gain vast experience in the field of Advanced Endoscopy and Gastroenterology. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our new facility WGI - Hospital for Digestive Diseases.

We have the entire spectrum of flexible endoscopic equipment infrastructure along with the state of the art DSA equipment for complex pancreato-biliary and interventional radiology procedures. The equipments and accessories used at WGI have the highest international standards of quality and disinfection protocols.

Furthermore, our entire nursing and technical staff are highly trained and experienced. Our team of Clinicians and Assistant Doctors comprises of Gastroenterologists and Surgeon Endoscopists. We have the entire spectrum of Interventional Radiological procedures available at WGI which are done by renowned Interventional Radiologists of National & International reputation.

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy has evolved into a subspecialty and over the last five decades, the technological advancements have made it possible to detect, diagnose, stage and treat several gastrointestinal and pancreato-biliary ailments now without conventional surgery.

I am fortunate to have had legendary teachers throughout my academic and clinical career till today, who have inspired me to thrive for excellence.

I had a unique opportunity to have pioneered and popularized Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in India over a decade ago. This whole hearted support of colleagues has enabled me to perform more than 18,000 EUS procedures in this time including more than 8500 Interventional EUS procedures.

Through having the largest individual experience of EUS in India and this part of Asia, we have learnt a great deal and evolved our practice over this period. It is heartening to share some of its salient applications in routine clinical practice where we have found EUS to be extremely useful and an almost irreplaceable imaging modality.

The ever expanding role of EUS in the interventional procedures, such as EUS guided FNA and therapy, along with its ability to provide high resolution imaging of biliary and pancreatic systems has aided ERCP in a big way to manage complex pancreato-biliary pathology. The diagnostic accuracy and impact on outcome has changed dramatically with a combined approach of EUS & ERCP.

To further compliment regular radial and linear endosonography, we now also have the ability to look into the Biliary and Pancreatic ductal system with Intraductal Ultrasound (IDUS) and 3D image processing to diagnose and stage pancreato-biliary cancers which are difficult to assess on conventional imaging modalities.

Needless to say that our vast Advanced Therapeutic ERCP experience has complimented our EUS diagnosis, for desired clinical outcomes. As the surgical principles have evolved with the evolution of newer technologies and techniques, we have found the role of combined approach of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and ERCP to be of great value in patients with Acute, Recurrent Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis apart from Pancreatic Tumors.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce some state of the art endoscopic equipments which has enabled us with newer technologies such as Narrow Band Imaging (NBI), Magnification Endoscopy to allow early detection of gastrointestinal cancers and mucosal abnormalities. This in turn has enabled us to carry out advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures such as Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) for early gastrointestinal tumors.

At WGI, we have also acquired the much needed Single Balloon Enteroscope. This will allow us detailed evaluation of the entire small bowel, having said that now there are no blind areas in the gastrointestinal tract for the endoscopist. The entire tract from mouth to rectum is accessible with a flexible endoscope and with the ability of biopsy as well as therapeutic intervention at the same time. Single Balloon Enteroscopy scores over Capsule Endoscopy as biopsy and interventions are not possible at present with the commercially available capsule endoscopy technology.

On behalf of the entire team of WGI, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our Institute and kindly feel free to contact us for any further queries.

Yours truly,

Vipulroy Rathod (MS; FASGE)
Director & Consultant Endoscopic Surgeon

dr vipul roy rathod

Dr. Vipulroy Rathod, (M.S; FASGE)

Chief Gastroenterologist
President, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India - 2019 - 2020
President elect, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India - 2018 - 2019
Vice president, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India - 2017 - 2018

Vipulroy Dayanand Rathod is a Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist (born on May 13, 1964 in Navsari, Gujarat, India). He is the founder and director of Endoscopy Asia. Vipulroy Rathod has been in clinical practice in Mumbai for more than a decade and has the largest individual experience in Advanced Endoscopy and Endoscopic ultrasound in the Indian subcontinent and is the pioneer of Interventional Pancreato-Billiary EUS.

After completing his M.B.B.S at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in Gujarat, India in 1988 and his M.S in General Surgery in 1992, he went to Germany as a clinical fellow and trainee in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endosonography at the Department of Endoscopic Surgery of University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany under Prof. Nib Sohendra and Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller . In 1998, He performed the first ever Interventional Endosonographic procedure in India and pioneered Diagnostic and Interventional Endosonographic Ultrasound in this part of the world.

He has performed more than 18,000 EUS procedures in the last decade (2002-2013) including more than 8500 Interventional EUS procedures, which is the largest individual experience of EUS in India and this part of the world, apart from over 20,000 various diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and ERCP.

Dr. Rathod is the promoter and director of Endoscopy Asia, a state of the art tertiary care facility in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy, located at Sion, Mumbai. His vast experience in Advanced Therapeutic ERCP has complimented his EUS skills in diagnosis, for desired clinical outcomes. He has found the role of combined approach of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and ERCP to be of great value in patients with acute, recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis apart from pancreatic tumors.

Through Endoscopy Asia, Dr. Rathod Medical Foundation and Endoscopy Guru, Dr. Rathod has trained over 350 aspiring Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists from around the world. He has trained more than 75 International Fellow Gasteroenterologists from as far as USA, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Syria, UAE, Oman, Iran, Libya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia and South Africa.

He is recognized as one of the world leaders in Endoscopic ultrasound and has represented India in over 50 countries as International Faculty, Speaker and Demonstrator in leading Gastroenterology & Endoscopy conferences and workshops. In 2006, he was invited as a visiting professor at Yale University, New Haven USA. He has been awarded a fellowship as Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE).

Dr. Rathod is in high regard in the Indian society and is respected as an exemplary role model for the youth in his field.