Rudolf V Schindler Award
- Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy, who is also the chairman of AIG Hospitals, has won the Rudolf V Schindler Award.
- Dr. Nageshwar Reddy is the first Indian to receive this award.
- This award is named after Dr. Schindler, who is considered the father of gastroscopy.
- This award is the highest honour from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
- A gastroscopy is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
It can be used to:
- investigate problems such as difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or persistent abdominal (tummy) pain.
- diagnose conditions such as stomach ulcers or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
- treat conditions such as bleeding ulcers, a blockage in the oesophagus, non-cancerous growths (polyps) or small cancerous tumours.
- Previously, Dr Nageshwar Reddy had received several recognitions which includes the Master Endoscopist Award from ASGE in 2009, ASGE International Leadership Award in 2011 and Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology in 2012.