Gastroenterology
"Quality Healthcare in a Safe, Guest-friendly Professional Unit…" Two of the best qualified and experienced consultants Gastroenterologists work in the gastroenterology department which is situated in the grand floor between the Pharmacy & Radiology department with easy access to it. The Endoscopy suite is a six bedded day case ward: 3 males & 3 females, which is supervised and supported by 8 qualified and well trained Endoscopy nurses.
Services
The gastroenterology unit provides a wide range of services including OPD clinics, in House services & Endoscopies... The unit is equipped with advanced, high tech, updated instruments to facilitate diagnosis & therapeutic management of a variety of GI diseases, such as : Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for diagnosis & management of Reflux, acid related disorders like gastric & duodenal ulcers. Treatment of Oesophageal vareicesby sclerotherapy & band ligation. Treatment of bleeding gastric & duodenal ulcer with thermal-coagulation (Heater probe) Management of Functional. Gastro-intestinal Disorders like IBS. Diagnosis & management of acute & chronic liver diseases like hepatitis B & C. Full colonoscopy for diagnosis & management of colonic diseases & screening & surveillance for colorectal cancer. Inseresion of PEG tube for those with neurogenic dysphagia. Removal of Gastrointestinal polyps by the scopes. Manaegment of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Video-Capsule Endoscopy for small bowel & the colon. Small Bowel and Colon Capsule Endoscopy Under the supervision of Dr. Siddig El-Malik, FRCP, FACG, Head of Gastroenterology department, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist. Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive way of visualizing the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the rectum. . It is safe, easy and painless, and it provides the doctor with detailed information about the small bowel & the colon which are not accessible by the conventional Endoscopy. It doesn’t require sedation or hospitalization. One pill, 30 cc of water, a sensor attached to your body, you go home & come after 8 hours to provide the sensor. During this time the Capsule produce more than 50,000 high-resolution digital photos in the sensor. It passes naturally with the stools after ten to twenty four hours. Capsule endoscopy is used by gastroenterologists to detect diseases such as: Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Chronic Anemia of unknown cause. Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease. Small bowel vascular lesions. Mal absorption syndrome, celiac disease. Small bowel polyps & diverticular disease. It is a very convenient way to do full GI Endoscopy when the guest is not willing or concerned to go for the conventional Gastroscopy or colonoscopy. Simply it protects the guest privacy & confedentionality.