Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a specialty in medicine that deals with the medical and surgical management of diseases of the stomach and intestines. Our specialist gastroenterology service treats disorders of the digestive system. Through the use of endoscopy and colonoscopy techniques, we are able to offer patients a minimally invasive alternative to surgery.

An endoscopy requires only mild sedation while a small, flexible video camera is passed through the mouth and into either the stomach or intestine to allow the physician to identify problems in the gastrointestinal tract and, in some circumstances, remove abnormal growths. A colonoscopy involves inserting a long flexible tube about the thickness of a finger, into the rectum and gradually advancing it through the colon, allowing the physician to examine the lining of the rectum, diagnose colon and rectal problems, perform biopsies and remove polyps.

Our In house Gastroenterological Surgeon is ably supported by a team of highly skilled physicians and state of the art theatre facilities. Our services in this area include:
Screening for common gastrointestinal diseases, diagnostic endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Capsule enteroscopy, Oesophageal pH and manometry
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatogram)
Bowel Cancer Screening

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