Diseases of the Stomach and Oesophagus

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Acid reflux is when the acid that is normally formed in your stomach backs up into the oesophagus.  When acid reflux causes bothersome symptoms or damage, doctors call it “gastroesophageal reflux disease” or “GORD.” Common symptoms are Heartburn, which is a burning feeling in the chest, regurgitation, which is when acid and […]

Pancreatic Diseases

Diseases of the Pancreas The pancreas is one of the most important organs in the human body. It plays an important in producing digestive enzymes and certain hormones such as insulin. It is one of the major organs studied in gastroenterology/gastroenterological surgery since we encounter different complicated disease entities related to it. The most important […]

Liver Transplantation

A liver transplant is a major surgery done to replace a liver in a patient whose liver no longer functions adequately to maintain the vital functions of the body. Liver dysfunction could be due to various reasons. When the liver functions fail in a short time, it is called “acute liver failure”, whereas if it […]

Liver Diseases

The liver is the second largest organ in the body. It plays an important role in food digestion, energy storage, removal of toxins and production of numerous substances that mediate vital body functions including blood clotting, immunity and homeostasis. A liver disease which is also known as the hepatic disease can be inherited through genes, […]

Inflammatory bowel diseases

WHAT IS INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE? Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) represent a group of intestinal disorders that cause prolonged inflammation of the digestive tract. Your digestive tract is responsible for breaking down food, extracting the nutrients and removing any unusable material and waste products. Inflammation anywhere along the digestive tract interferes with this normal process. Long-standing […]

Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – What You Need to Know Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (UGIE) This is a procedure that uses a thin flexible tube with a camera, called an endoscope to see inside the oesophagus, stomach and the first part of small bowel. UGIE may be recommended to investigate symptoms such as difficulty in swallowing, heartburn, upper […]