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Gastro Sciences
Diseases of the gut or the gastrointestinal tract can cause significant discomfort and disrupt your day. Many a time, untreated gastrointestinal diseases can result in major life-threatening conditions. The Centre for Gastro Sciences at Meitra Hospital helps diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreato-biliary tract to overcome them with a holistic approach. The state-of-the-art facilities and the speciality wise divisions within the Centre of Excellence are aimed at helping every patient in maintaining a healthy digestive system.

The Centre comprises of three main departments: Medical Gastroenterology, Surgical Gastroenterology and Interventional Gastro Radiology. These departments are led by a team of highly skilled and trained gastroenterologists, surgeons, endoscopists and experts in interventional radiology. Backed by advanced cutting-edge technology these experts treat digestive diseases ranging from minor illnesses to the most complicated ones. The entire spectrum of interventions from minor procedures to the most advanced interventions and surgeries are performed with utmost precision.

Dr. Jijo V Cherian

Senior Consultant & Director, Endoscopy Services

Dr. Jijo V. Cherian underwent his Gastroenterology training at the prestigious Govt. Stanley Medical College at Chennai and has been practicing Gastroenterology since 2007. He has been trained in advanced therapeutic endoscopy and is competent to perform all diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI, Lower GI, ERCP and EUS related procedures. His areas of special interest are in ERCP and endoscopic procedures for weight reduction. He keeps updating himself with newer procedures and his acumen for research is well known. Having worked in many centers within Kozhikode and elsewhere he is one of the most experienced hands in Gastroenterology in North Kerala.


  • MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Gastro)



Endoscopic procedures for weight reduction




MBBS (PSG institute of Medical Sciences & Research – Coimbatore)
MD General Medicine ( Govt Medical College – Madurai)
DM Gastroenterology (Govt Stanley Medical College –Chennai)
Post Doctoral Training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy – JRSH- Meerut

Professional Experiences
Senior Consultant – Star Care Hospital (Apr 2016 – Sept 2019)
Senior Consultant – Nirmala Hospital, Calicut ( Dec 2010 – Mar 2016)
Senior Consultant – PVS Hospital, Calicut (Feb 2010 – Sept 2010)
Consultant – Almas Super Specilaity Hospital, Kottakkal(Apr 2008 – Nov 2010)
Consultant – VSM Hospital , Mavelikkara, Kerala (Jan 2008 – Mar 2009)
Junior consultant – Jashwanth Rai Speciality Hospital, Meerut (Aug 2007 – Dec 2007)

Review articles
ERCP in acute pancreatitis. Cherian JV, Selvaraj JV, Natrayan R, Venkataraman J. Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Dis Int 2007;6:233-240

Original articles
Stomach carcinoma in the Indian subcontinent: A 16-year trend. Cherian JV, Sivaraman R, Muthusamy AK, Venkataraman J. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2007;13:114-7
Alternate pathways in hepatic venous outflow obstruction by color Doppler imaging. Chandrasekaran S, Cherian JV, Muthusamy AK, Joseph G, Venkataraman J. Annals of Gastroenterol 2007;20:218-222
arcinoma of the Esophagus in Tamil Nadu (South India):16-year trends from a tertiary center. Cherian JV, Sivaraman R, Muthusamy AK, Venkataraman J. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2007;16:245-49
Predictors of variceal bleed among patients with liver cirrhosis in the era of sclerotherapy. Varghese J, Cherian JV, Solomon R, Jayanthi V. Singapore Med J 2008;49:239-42
Non invasive predictors of esophageal varices.Cherian JV, Deepak N,Ponnusamy RP, SomasundaramA, Jayanthi V Saudi J Gastroenteol 2011 Jan-Feb; 17(1): 64-68.
Peptic Ulcer disease in India – A 16 year trend analysis. Cherian JV, Somasundaram A, Sivaraman R, Jayanthi V Tropical Gastroenterology 2010;31(4):260–265

Case reports
A rare cause for recurrent cystitis. Selvaraj JV, Natrayan R, Velayutham V, Rajesh R, Cherian JV, Jeswanth S, Rajagopal S, Jayanthi V. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2006;82:e11
Common bile duct: A retreat for ascariasis! Natrayan R, Murali A, Selvaraj JV, Cherian JV, Jayanthi V. Annals of Hepatol 2006; 5: 115
Peripancreatic Tuberculous Lymphadenopathy. An impostor posing diagnostic difficulty. Cherian JV, Somasundaram A, Ponnusamy RP, Venkataraman J. Pancreas (Online) 2007; 8:326-329
Seizure and prominent abdominal veins. Ponnusamy RP, Cherian JV, Varghese S, Revathy M, Jayanthi V. The Lancet, 2007;370:1282
Metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma to Virchows node: Have the tumor cells gone astray. Selvasekaran R, Cherian JV, Venkataraman J. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2007;6:650-2
Unusual cause for chronic ascites. Selvaraj JV, Rajendran R, Balaji AR, Natrayan R, Cherian JV, Vadivel D, Jayanthi V. Netherland J Medicine 2008;60:175
Inguinal metastasis in gastric cancer – A path less trodden. Prabhu PR, Cherian JV, Varghese SJ, Gunaseelan KR, Murali A, Jayanthi V. Gastrointest. Cancer Res. 2008;2:102-3

Letter to the editor
An unusual cause of overt gastrointestinal bleeding. Cherian JV, Murali A, Vardarajan R, Joye Varghese S, Jayanthi V. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2006;15:321-2
Distinguishing Tuberculosis and Crohn’s disease in developing countries: How certain can you be of the diagnosis? Navaneetham U, Cherian JV, Prabhu R, Jayanthi V. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2009;15:142-4

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