What conditions does the Gastroenterology department at Sunridge Hospitals specialize in?
The Gastroenterology department at Sunridge Hospitals specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system. This includes conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), liver diseases, gallbladder disorders, and pancreatic disorders.
What are the common symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders?
Gastrointestinal disorders can present with various symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, changes in bowel movements, rectal bleeding, jaundice, and unexplained weight loss. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is advisable to consult our gastroenterologists at Sunridge Hospitals for evaluation.
How are gastrointestinal disorders diagnosed?
Sunridge Hospitals’ gastroenterologists employ several diagnostic procedures to evaluate gastrointestinal disorders. These may include endoscopy, colonoscopy, imaging tests (such as CT scan or MRI), blood tests, stool tests, and breath tests. Based on the findings, our gastroenterologists will provide an accurate diagnosis and develop a tailored treatment plan.
What treatment options are available for digestive system disorders?
The treatment options for digestive system disorders depend on the specific condition and its severity. Our gastroenterologists at Sunridge Hospitals may recommend lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, medications, endoscopic procedures, or surgery when necessary. The treatment plan will be personalized to address your specific needs and promote optimal gastrointestinal health.
When should I consider scheduling a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows our gastroenterologists to examine the colon for abnormalities such as polyps, ulcers, or signs of colorectal cancer. It is generally recommended for individuals aged 50 and older as a routine screening test for colorectal cancer. However, your gastroenterologist may advise earlier or more frequent colonoscopies based on personal and family medical history or concerning symptoms.