Harley Street Gastro Clinic is a highly specialized clinic for diagnosing and treating digestive tract, liver, and pancreatic disorders.
This includes (among others) reflux symptoms, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal/rectal bleeding, chronic anemia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, food allergy/intolerance, gastrointestinal infections, colon polyps, elevated liver enzymes, fatty liver, virus hepatitis, acute and chronic pancreatitis, and colon cancer screening.
Our clinic offers comprehensive and state of the art endoscopic techniques according to highest international standard.
In our endoscopy unit we use chromoendoscopy and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI), a technology that helps to diagnose minute pre-cancerous lesions via endoscopy which could then be removed within the same appointment; this eliminates the need for surgery in most cases, and with a very low risk of complication.
For non invasive visualization of the entire gastrointestinal tract our department offers capsule endoscopy (CapsoVision). Compared to other capsules with cameras at the end, CapsoVision with 360° panoramic view has more advantages for detection of gastrointestinal lesions.
Furthermore, our clinic, unlike most other endoscopy units in the UAE, uses Co2 insufflation, which is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and eliminates discomfort, bloating, and pain when the patient undergoes endoscopy.
Our clinic is recognized by HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) as a screening centre for colon cancer.
The gastro clinic is in addition offering the most advanced ultrasound techniques including vascular and contrast enhanced ultrasound.
Our clinic is one of the first clinics in the region to use contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS, available soon at HSMC), a sophisticated ultrasound technique that helps to diagnose abdominal and liver disorders accurately without exposing patients to radiation.
Dr. Iyad A Issa has authored / co-authored more than 20 papers over the past few years, published in high impact international journals, in addition to more than 50 oral presentations given locally and internationally. He is also a designated reviewer and member of the editorial board on several peer-reviewed journals including the world journal of gastroenterology. His main fields of interest / research are functional disorders, GI bleed, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, which was the subject of his last book chapter published in 2012.