Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medical s science which deals with the study of digestive system and its diseases. In this field, the diseases altering the organs from mouth to lower opening of the alimentary canal are focused. The physicians will perform several tests such as endoscopy ultrasound, bowel endoscopy and treat several conditions affecting gastro intestinal tract such as hemorrhoids, acid reflux, pancreatitis, and colon cancer.

Bile Duct Cancer Surgery

Bile Duct Cancer Surgery

Surgery [hepatectomy] is the most suitable option to remove bile duct cancer. This operation is done by specialist and experienced surgeons because this type of surgery doesn’t suit every person. Al

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Colonoscopy treatment

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a test carried out to allow the doctor to examine the inner lining of the large intestine. A thin and flexible tube referred to as colonoscope is used to check the colon. The colonoscop

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Colostomy treatment

Colostomy

Colonostomy is an opening made during surgery in the belly (abdominal wall).Faeces moving through the intestine drain through the stoma into a bag. This bag is attached to the abdomen for this purpose

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a medical procedure where the physician uses an endoscope and x-rays to examine the disorders of the bile and pancreatic ducts. The endoscope is passe

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Endoscopy treatment

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to look inside the body during medical examination. A small camera called endoscope is used in this process. The doctor moves it through a body openin

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Esophageal Diverticula Surgery

Esophageal diverticulum is an outward protrude on weak sections of the esophageal lining, right from the throat to the stomach. There are three main variations of esophageal diverticula depending on t

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Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal manometry is a test used to examine the use of the lower esophageal sphincter and esophagus muscle. Esophageal manometry allows the doctor to know if the esophagus is in a position to move

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Esophagoscopy treatment

Esophagoscopy

Esophagoscopy is a process which uses an ephagoscope to examine the esophagus. An esophagoscope is a thin tube-like instrument with a light and lenses for viewing. It may also have a device to remove

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Gallstones Treatment

Gallstones Treatment

Gallstones are formed when digestive fluids harden in the gallbladder to form deposits (Gallstone).The bladder is a small organ that helps in the digestion of fatty foods. Depending on the size of the

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Gastroenterology Consultation

Gastroenterology Consultation

Gastroenterology consultation refers to the identification, diagnosis and treatment of a condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The exercise is carried out during an appointment with a gas

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Gastroenterostomy treatment

Gastroenterostomy

Gastroenterostomy is an operation carried out on the digestive system whereby a tube is inserted between the stomach and the jejunum. The tube allows the passage of foodstuffs directly to the undamage

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Biopsy

Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Biopsy

Gastrointestinal tract biopsy is a test carried out on the digestive system to diagnose disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Tissues are extracted from the esophagus and the duodenum to be

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Gastroscopy treatment

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy is also known as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. It is the insertion of a small camera known as an endoscope having light in to the oesophagus, stomach and the duodenum. The tube is swal

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Gastrostomy treatment

Gastrostomy

Gastrostomy is a procedure performed on the lower abdomen whereby a tube used for feeding is directly inserted into the stomach. A problem in feeding naturally is brought about by nervous system disor

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Heller Myotomy treatment

Heller Myotomy

Heller myotomy is a mode of treatment for a condition that causes difficulty in relaxation of lower esophagus sphincter muscles resulting into the failure of food and liquids to reach the stomach. The

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Intra-Abdominal Adhesions Surgery

Intra-Abdominal Adhesions Surgery

Intra-abdominal adhesion surgery is also referred to as abdominal adhesions surgery. Adhesions refer to internal scarring as a result of surgery causing tissues to get attached to one another. Abdomin

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder affecting the digestive system commonly caused by mental instability or after consuming a certain type of food. This gives rise to cramping of stomach muscles, c

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Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery

Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is a remedy to a condition known as gastro esophageal reflux disease. The disease is caused by a faulty lower esophageal sphincter whose role is to allow passage of fo

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Liver Biopsy treatment

Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsy is an approach where a small needle is placed into the liver to collect the tissue sample. The sample is taken to the laboratory for various tests and examination which help to diagnose v

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Liver Cancer Surgery

Liver Cancer Surgery

Liver cancer surgery refers to the surgical removal of the tumors in the liver [resection]. It can also involve liver transplant which provides the only sensible chance to cure liver. If all the cance

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Liver Disease Consultation

Liver Disease Consultation

More often when the hepatologist attends to patients in consultation, they focus on diagnosis of liver disease, treatment, and patient management while in hospital on consultation basis. A number of l

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Liver Disease Evaluation

Liver Disease Evaluation

Liver disease evaluation is the physical examination of liver structure and function as well as testing of various disorders of the liver including acute liver failure, jaundice, inborn metabolic diso

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Liver Transplant (Living Related Donor)

Liver Transplant (Living Related Donor)

Liver is an important organ for the manufacture of proteins and enzymes as well eradication of drugs and toxins from the body. Liver transplant is an operation carried out on this vital organ whereby

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Meckel\'s Diverticulum Surgery

Meckel\'s Diverticulum Surgery

Meckel’s diverticulum is a congenital condition that babies are born with. During the growth and development of the fetus, an abnormal bag might form on the weak part of the intestines. The bag is r

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Ostomy treatment

Ostomy

An ostomy is a creation of an opening in the body that is meant to be the alternative route of getting rid of the stool or urine. A container is placed at the colon to collect wastes. Ostomy is a proc

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Pancreatectomy treatment

Pancreatectomy

Pancreatectomy is an operation involving the removal of a portion or the whole of the pancreas. Pancreatectomy results from trauma, inflammation of pancreatic tissues, treatment of tumors and chronic

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Pancreatic Cyst Treatment

Pancreatic Cyst Treatment

A pancreas is an organ that has endocrine and exocrine functions. The pancreatic contents aiding digestion are usually alkaline due to addition of bicarbonate in the tubes conveying it. A pancreatic c

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Pancreatitis Treatment

Pancreatitis Treatment

Pancreatitis occurs as a result of enzymatic activation and release into the upper part of the small intestine which ends up attacking the pancreas thus causing acute or chronic inflammation of this v

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Peptic Ulcer Treatment

Peptic Ulcer Treatment

Peptic ulcer is a bacterial infection causing formation of sores in the stomach inner lining; esophagus and the duodenum as a result of attack by stomach acids. Peptic ulcer can also result from the i

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Polypectomy treatment

Polypectomy

a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excision if the polyp is external (on the skin).a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excisi

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Stomach Cancer Surgery

Stomach Cancer Surgery

Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. It is a rapid growth of malignant cells in some parts of the stomach caused by interference in the structure of the DNA which results in mutation of cel

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Surgery for Benign Liver Tumors

Surgery for Benign Liver Tumors

Non- cancerous tumors are discovered through tests such as ultrasound, CT scanning and MRI scanning. Hemangiomas tumor commonly affects women. Focal nodular hyperplasias also affect young women in mos

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Surgery for Cholecystitis

Surgery for Cholecystitis

The surgical procedure for treating Cholecystitis is known as cholecystectomy and involves removal of the gall bladder. There are two main variations of cholecystectomy which include open and laparosc

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Surgery for Liver Cysts

Surgery for Liver Cysts

Liver cysts are the occurrence of fluid-filled sacs in the liver. They are diagnosed through the use of CT scan, ultrasound and MRI equipment’s. Upon diagnosis, a surgery is recommended for the remo

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Urea Breath Test

Urea Breath Test

Urea breath is a test carried out to detect the presence of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the stomach. It is also carried out to establish if the bacterium has been completely elimi

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