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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology focusses on the digestive system and its disorders.

  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • anaemia – a condition where the haemoglobin the blood (a pigment that carries oxygen) is below normal levels
  • inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. Crohn’s disease (inflammation of the lining of the digestive system), ulcerative colitis (inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the rectum and colon)
  • short bowel syndrome
  • jaundice – a condition where the skin yellows due to an accumulation of bilirubin the blood and tissues
  • management of alcoholic, viral hepatitis (inflammation of the liver caused by a virus) and autoimmune liver disorders (where the body attacks its own cells)
  • diverticulitis - inflammation of the diverticula (small pouches) in the intestine
  • gastroenteritis

  • diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • small bowel endoscopy
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – an endoscopic technique mainly used to diagnose and treat bile duct and pancreatic duct conditions
  • endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • intestinal and liver biopsy
  • paracentesis (puncture of the wall of a cavity using a hollow needle)
  • insertion of parenteral nutrition line (intravenous feeding lines)
  • planning and aftercare of patients undergoing liver transplant

See information about Endoscopy

See information about the bladder and bowel service