Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit

Using endoscopes-one of the latest medical techniques that caused a great breakthrough in diagnosis and treatment-require special skills from the medical staff. Al-Hayat National Hospital is one of the first hospitals to set up digestive system endoscope unit and endoscopic surgery unit, this had a positive role in diagnosis and treatment of many digestive system diseases and having many successful surgeries witnessing high level results, endoscope became an alternative to traditional surgery.

 

Digestive system endoscope unit

 

Includes all that is new in this field, the latest types of endoscopes-from the largest international companies-through which many diseases are diagnosed and treated, as a diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the upper(the esophagus, stomach, duodenum) and lower(colon), gastrointestinal tract, and an ERCP are done, in addition to smart capsule.

 

The most important services of the department are:-

  • Smart capsule:

Is a capsule in the size of a pill which the patient swallows. It sends pictures for a specific duration(8 hours) to a device the patient carries and then handles it to the doctor to view and analyze the pictures. It can take two pictures per second and is used to diagnose small intestine as it is hard to reach with endoscope.

  • Upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy:
    • Upper gastrointestinal tract diseases diagnosed by endoscope:-
    • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic or acute upper abdominal pain.
    • Diagnosis and treatment of heartburn and permanent nausea.
    • Diagnosis and treatment of blood vomiting.

 

  • Lower gastrointestinal tract:
    • Chronic and acute pain in the lower or middle or side abdomen.
    • Rectal bleeding or even emergence of blood with stool.
    • Chronic diarrhea or constipation

Where the doctor examines the mentioned area to exclude inflammations, bleeding locations and colon tumors.

  • Treatment of bile duct obstruction
  • Early discovery of tumors