Our medical staff are trained in the
very latest techniques &
offer a wealth of knowledge & experience in their respective disciplines
Our medical staff are trained in the
very latest techniques &
offer a wealth of knowledge & experience in their respective disciplines

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that studies the digestive system and provides diagnosis and treatment of its disorders. The digestive tract is a tubular structure which extends from the mouth to the anus passing through the stomach and intestines. Food that you ingest is propelled through the digestive system where it is broken down into energy, raw materials and waste products. Digestion is aided by the secretion of enzymes and hormones from supporting organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Disorders of the digestive system include disorders with different parts of the digestive tract as well as its supporting organs.

Gastroenterology services HSMC:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract conditions including esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases including elevated liver enzymes, viral hepatitis and fatty liver
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic conditions
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic lower endoscopy (colonoscopy) including polypectomy
  • Endoscopic band ligation for symptomatic hemorrhoid – Click here for more information
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Ultrasound and vascular ultrasound
  • Food allergy/intolerance tests including hydrogen breath tests
  • 24 hour pH monitoring for diagnosis of reflux disease
  • Cancer screening including colon cancer screening and screening colonoscopy
  • Colon and rectal diseases

Conditions treated in the Gastroenterology Department at HSMC:

  • Reflux symptoms/heart burn
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Bloating
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Food intolerances and allergies including celiac disease and lactose intolerance
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Blood in stools
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Focal liver lesions
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Polyps
  • Colon cancer screening

Visit www.gastroclinic.ae for more information.