Gastroenterology

 

Internal Services

 

Gastroenterology Clinic

Gastroenterology Clinic

–  Evaluation of constipation and fecal incontinence.
– Clinical nutrition, with emphasis on malnutrition from gastrointestinal diseases.
– Evaluation and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.
– Peptic gastric diseases and H.pylori associated gastritis.

Hepatobiliary Clinic

Hepatobiliary Clinic

– Autoimmune hepatitis.
– Benign and malignant liver tumors.
– Gallbladder diseases.
– Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
– Viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Interventional Clinic

Interventional Clinic

– Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including enteral stents, biliary stents, banding of esophageal varices, small bowel enteroscopy, endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic ultrasound.
– Radiofrequency treatment for Barrett’s esophagus or early esophageal cancer, minimally invasive anti-reflux procedures and anti-reflux surgery for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
– State-of-the-art testing for GI motility disorders, including chronic constipation. Tests include radionuclide gastric and intestinal transit studies, 24-hour pH monitoring, esophageal, gastroduodenal and colonic motility, ambulatory motility recordings and provocative testing for non-cardiac chest pain.
– Hepatocellular carcinoma treatment as radiofrequency, Trans-arterial chemo-embolization and liver resection.

Liver Transplant Program

Liver Transplant Program

The Liver Transplant Program is a multidisciplinary practice within the Transplant Center. A well-developed team approach is used in the Liver Transplant Program to maximize patient care. This team consists of doctors who are specialized in liver diseases (hepatologists), transplantation surgeons, desk clinical assistants, transplant nurse coordinators, physician assistants, social workers, dietitians and secretaries. This facet of the Liver Transplant Program allows a personal and individualized approach to patient care and helps each individual achieve the possible fullest quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder leading to different gastrointestinal symptoms such as: abdominal distension, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation alternately.

– Treatment is based on two main axes:

1- Home treatment:

– By changing some daily habits or changing the diet of the individual including:

– Increasing fluid intake.

– Eat foods as high in fiber as possible (apples, bananas, oranges, pears).

– Regular and regular exercise.

– Get enough sleep.

– Avoid foods that cause bloating as much as possible (legumes – dairy products – whole grains – onions).

– Consulting a nutritionist is also very helpful for planning a diet that is appropriate for your health condition.

2- Drug therapy:

– The doctor prescribes some medications that help in treating the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome according to the presenting symptoms, such as;

– Laxatives.

– Special medicines for the treatment of diarrhea.

– Some painkillers.

– dietary fiber supplements.

Inflammation of the gallbladder. In most cases it is secondary to the presence of gall stones that may obstruct bile flow and result in inflammation.

– Peptic ulcer is a break/sore in the mucosal lining of the stomach or upper intestine.

– Its most common causes are Helicobacter pylori infection and long term use of Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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