What is Gastroenterology ?

The name of the department that studies diseases of the esophagus, stomach, the small and large intestine is called gastroenterology. Other organ diseases that gastroenterology is also interested in areliver, spleen, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Procedures such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, and ultrasound during the diagnostics of these organs are part of three years of gastroenterology specialization training.

The main diseases in which the department of gastroenterology is interested in diagnosis and treatment are:

  • Reflux disease, difficulty swallowing, cancer of the esophagus
  • Reflux disease, difficulty swallowing, cancer of the esophagus
  • Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, colon cancer, diverticular disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, hemorrhoids and anal fissure
  • Hepatitis, hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis, Primary biliary cirrhosis, Wilson’s disease, hemochromatosis, cirrhosis, liver transplantation, liver cancer
  • Gallstones, obstructive jaundice, biliary obstruction
  • Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts

Gastroenterology Doctor, our patients who are examined are put to sleep under sedoanalgesia given by anesthesia in our endoscopy unit and endoscopy, Colonoscopy, EUS, ERCP, gastric botox, and gastric balloon placement procedures are provided. After the procedures, patients are rested under the supervision of nurses for a while in recovery rooms.

Patients with laboratory and pathology results are prescribed by the gastroenterology doctor in the clinic. Drug reports are published when necessary.

PROCEDURES

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