Gastroenterology

Description:

1- Gastroenterology: It is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive – system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal – tract, which include the organs from mouth into anus, along the alimentary – canal, are the focus of this specialty.

2- Hepatology: or hepatobiliary medicine, encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas, and biliary-tree.

Treatment Options:

  • GI clinic for outpatient treatment
  • Endoscopy ward for diagnostic and therapeutic goals
  • GI ward admission for ill patients or advanced and specialized treatment

Procedures:

  • Upper GI endoscopy: for diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in esophagus, stmach and duodenum
  • Colonoscopy: For diagnosis and treatment of colonic disorders
  • ERCP: A procedure manly for therapeutic approach to biliary and pancreatic disorders  
  • Endoscopic ultrasound: A very accurate device for diagnosis of alimentary tumors staging, pancreatobiliary, perianal and rectal disorders and drainage of pancreatic cysts  
  • Capsule endoscopy: A high tech small capsule with ability to take pictures from inside of alimentary tracts
  • PH-metry and manometry: For assessing esophageal contractions and reflux disease 
  • Liver biopsy: For diagnosis of liver parenchymal disorders