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Stomach & Digestive System (Gastroenterology)

  • Introduction to Gastroenterology

    Feeling a little green after something you just ate?
    You might need a visit to a gastroenterologist.

    What is gastroenterology?

    Gastroenterology is the field of medicine focused on the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the digestive system. The digestive system is a system of organs working to convert food into energy needed by your body – starting from the mouth to the anus and includes the throat, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gall bladder, liver, colon and rectum.

    A gastroenterologist is a doctor who is trained in diagnosing and treating clinical conditions of the digestive system. Gastroenterologists specialise in maintaining or restoring your digestive health.

    Common gastrointestinal disorders

    Common gastrointestinal disorders that affect Singaporeans include:

    • Gastritis
    • Peptic ulcer disease
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Constipation
    • Chronic diarrhoea
    • Inflammatory bowel disease

    The early symptoms of a gastrointestinal disorder include bloating, heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, and irregular bowel movement. These symptoms are often overlooked since they are usually mild or because they come and go. However, early identification and treatment of digestive problems is essential for good gut care so that you can receive proper nutrition and continue enjoying the food you eat.

    Gleneagles Hospital gastroenterology

    Gleneagles Hospital has a team of 21 experienced gastroenterologists who can treat simple to complex cases such as chronic liver conditions, hepatitis, malabsorption and even various cancer conditions of the digestive system. We also have a multi-disciplinary team of specialists such as oncologists, transplant surgeons, general surgeons and intensive care specialists, and experienced nurses, allied health professionals and dietitians to provide comprehensive care for any of your digestive health concerns.

    The endoscopy centre at Gleneagles Hospital is a newly refurbished one-stop centre that provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Endoscopy is a procedure that allows gastroenterologists to visualise your digestive tract to better assess your gastrointestinal condition. Some of the procedures we offer in our endoscopy centre include gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic submucosal dissection and variceal banding.

  • Types of Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders

    There are many ailments that can affect our digestive system. Our team of gastroenterology specialists are experienced in treating a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, including oesophageal and stomach disorders (upper gastrointestinal disorders), disorders affecting the small intestine, large intestine and anus (lower gastrointestinal disorders), and diseases affecting the liver, biliary system and pancreas (accessory organs in digestion). Some of the common conditions we treat include:

    Upper gastrointestinal disorders

    Lower gastrointestinal disorders

    Liver, biliary system and pancreas

     

    *This is not a complete list of all the conditions we recognise and treat. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

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  • Gastrointestinal Treatments we offer

    Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that allows the examination of the digestive tract of people with gastrointestinal concerns. At the endoscopy centre of the Gleneagles Hospital, we offer several diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures, such as:

    Diagnostic endoscopy

    Therapeutic endoscopy

    *This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

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  • Our Specialists

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    There are 23 SpecialistsView All