Gastroenterologists treat disorders of the digestive tract. They identify the source of stomach, intestinal, liver, and pancreatic ailments, determine optimal treatment, and provide preventive advice to avert new problems.
Pain-free and with minimal discomfort is how people describe the endoscopic exams that we perform. Gastroscopy provides important information about possible reflux or other stomach ailments. Colonoscopies are recommended for the early identification of colon cancer. Light sedation ensures that discomfort is minimized during examination with the flexible endoscope.
Treatment in this specialist discipline is provided by surgeons who have specialized operating on the digestive tract: esophagus, stomach, intestine, spleen, liver, and pancreas. Innovative methods for operating involving minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy, ensure a gentle surgical treatment with minimal inconvenience.
Treatment of Reflux
Reflux describes the backward flow of gastric juices and bile salts that creates problems in the esophagus, up to and including cancer of the esophagus. Tissue samples, measurements of gastric acid, and monitoring of the esophagus’s movements can provide important basic information for productive individualized treatment: drug therapy or surgical therapy as well as nutritional counseling.