Doctors Hospital resources include the latest in endoscopic equipment and techniques. Using these minimally invasive procedures, doctors insert tubes through the mouth, or rectum to examine and treat problems of the digestive tract.
Endoscopic examinations allow physicians to diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, including abdominal pain, vomiting, and bleeding from the intestinal tract. In addition, benign (non-cancerous) growths of the colon i.e. polyps, which can lead to colon cancer, may be detected and removed with the help of an endoscope. Endoscopes are flexible tubes that can be passed through the mouth or rectum. They allow physicians to see and examine the surfaces of the esophagus (food pipe), stomach, intestine, and colon.
The Gastroenterology Department at Doctors Hospital utilizes state-of-the art endoscopic equipment in order to take stones out of bile duct, pancreatic ducts, as well as place stents in order to open blocked ducts. Our doctors can also place feeding tubes in the stomach as PEG tubes. In bleeding cases, our doctors apply hemoclips, cauterize the bleeding ulcers and apply band ligation of varices. Our gastroenterologists are also skilled at taking biopsies of growth to diagnose cancer. Furthermore, the department utilizes endoscopic ultrasounds to help diagnose tumors, cancer, and tuberculosis of deeper areas of the esophagus, stomach, rectum, lymph nodes, and pancreas by fine needle aspiration and core biopsies.
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