Gastroenterology

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The Sanad Hospital Department of Gastroenterology specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. The Sanad Hospital doctors and staff provide professional and personalized services to mitigate the negative impact of these disorders, leading to a better quality of life for the patients.

The Gastroenterology department at the hospital consists of the two Gastroenterology clinics in the outpatients department, endoscopy unit, and the endoscopy sterilization unit.

The endoscopy unit provides the patients with a wide variety of endoscopic diagnostic procedures. The Gastroenterology Department is well equipped to perform upper and lower endoscopies for adults and children and to obtain biopsies if the need arises. 

The Endoscopy unit performs the following procedures:

• Upper GI endoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Sigmoidoscopy
• Liver biopsy

Therapeutic procedures performed : 

• Controlling of upper or lower GI bleeding by injecting sclerosant or by coagulation therapy (endoscopic cautery)
• Polyps’ removal by endoscopic procedures
• PEG tube insertion (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a tube is passed into a patient’s stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly utilized to provide the patient with a means of feeding when regular oral intake is not possible)
• Endoscopic removal of GI foreign bodies

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