What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a medical discipline with a wide field of study. Gastroenterology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

Which Diseases Does Gastroenterology Departement Deals With?

All diseases related to the digestive system (gastrointestinal system) are diagnosed and treated by the gastroenterology department. All endoscopic procedures such as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy), colonoscopy, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and enteroscopy are diagnostic and treatment methods performed by gastroenterologists. As a result of the opportunities of developing technology,nowadays there are also some methods applied with the help of camera systems. Thanks to the cameras placed on the patients' bodies with the help of thin tubes, the suspected areas are examined closely thus the error margin of diagnosis and treatment is minimized.

There are many digestive system diseases with similar symptoms. Digestive system diseases are common among people. Although the effects of these diseases, which we will talk about below, can be reduced by adopting proper eating habits and a healthy lifestyle, digestive system disorders are serious and should be taken into consideration. Early diagnosis of diseases can greatly facilitate the treatment, thanks to the general doctor check and the yearly cancer screening tests recommended by the experts .

As an example of the gastroenterology department’s diseases

  • Gastritis
  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Hepatitis (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, autoimmune hepatitis, Wilson's disease, hemochromatosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, alcoholic hepatitis)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Pancreatic diseases (pancreatic cancer, cyst, pancreatic inflammation)
  • Gladstones and choledocholithiasis diseases, cancers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Constipation
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
  • Celiac disease
  • Later Cancer (Colon Cancer )
  • Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula
  • Peritoneum (peritoneal membrane) diseases

The methods applied in Gastroenterology Department

There are various methods to be applied in the gastroenterology department to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment for the patients. Most of the diseases that the gastroenterology department deals with may show similar symptoms. It is vitally important to perform the modern technology application methods by the specialist for a successful diagnosis and treatment process.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment methods of Gastroenterology Department which can be applied in laboratory and endoscopy units

  • Upper Gastrointestinal System Endoscopy (Gastroscopy)
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Liver Transient Elastography (Fibroscan)
  • Dilatation of gastrointestinal (digestive) system strictures with balloon and bougie (expansion of stenosis in esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine by balloon or bougie method)
  • Endoscopic stent placement in gastrointestinal (digestive) system strictures
  • Sclerotherapy, hemoclips, argon laser-plasma application in gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Application of band ligation to esophageal varices
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)
  • Gastric balloon and stomach botox
  • pH meter, Manometer
  • Liver biopsy

As Bilva Health, we are at your service with our experienced Gastroenterology team and the doctors we are working with. We carry out the diagnosis and treatment process to be applied to our patients with our specialists and surgeons.

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