The Gastroenterology service includes diagnosis and treatment of various gastrointestinal diseases through medical & endoscopic interventions.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine where the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Diseases affecting gastrointestinal tract are the focus of this specialty. Doctors specializing in the field are called gastroenterologists.
The gastroenterology department at SKGH provides services related to the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It features by high quality endoscopy rooms where various procedures are performed by our highly qualified gastroenterologists.
Endoscopy is a sophisticated method of investigating and treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. There are various kinds of endoscopes utilized for this purpose. These are flexible tubes which are equipped with computer chips giving the finest details of the inside of the gastrointestinal tract and allowing us not only to diagnose the problem but also to treat them during the endoscopy.
Some of the procedures performed include:
- Diagnostic gastroscopies
- Diagnostic colonoscopies
- Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCPs
- Injection treatment for oesophageal varices
- Dilatation of oesophageal and duodenal strictures
- Balloon dilatation for achalasia
- Injection of bleeding stomach ulcers
- Removal of colonic polyps