Gastroenterology Treatments

Gastroenterologists at King’s College Hospital, Dubai, diagnose and treat problems with the digestive system, including all digestive tract disease including those that affect the oesophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines, working closely with our hepatology department.

As part of King’s College Hospital in London, our doctors have a wide range of experience in treating adults and children with all types of digestive problems. We also have a number of specialist outpatient clinics where we diagnose and treat common conditions such as indigestion, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We carry out diagnostic tests using the latest endoscopic techniques and imaging equipment.

What we do
In our specialist outpatient clinics we diagnose and treat conditions affecting the following conditions of the intestinal tract localised in:

  • The oeophagus and stomach (upper GI tract) including:
    • Gastritis: inflammation of the lining of the stomach
    • Hepatobiliary (HP) infections: including cholangitis (infection of the bile duct, more common if you have gallstones) and liver abscess
    • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
    • Oesophagitis: inflammation of the lining of the oesophagus, which carries food from the throat to the stomach
    • Peptic (stomach) ulcers: open sores (ulcers) that form in the lining of the stomach
  • The small bowel including:
    • Appendicitis: painful swelling of the appendix, usually treated by surgical removal using minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery
    • Coeliac disease: a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten that causes inflammation of the small intestine
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): long term conditions that involve inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. IBD includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and symptoms include diarrhoea, pain, fatigue and weight loss
  • The large bowel (colon) including:
    • Diverticular disease: affecting the large intestine (colon), symptoms include lower abdominal pain and feeling bloated
    • Infectious colitis: food poisoning caused by infections that causes inflammation of the inner lining of the colon, along with diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloating and blood in the faeces. It can be a symptom of IBD or an allergic response to something that has been eaten
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): a long-term digestive condition that causes stomach pain, bloating diarrhoea and/or constipation
    • Polyps: tiny growths on the inner lining of the colon that often don’t cause symptoms; however, in some cases there may be rectal bleeding, diarrhoea or constipation and/or abdominal pain
  • The abdominal wall including:
    • Hernias: when the internal part of the intestine pushes through a weak muscle or area of tissue. We treat all types of hernia including: inguinal hernias (when the bowel is visible through the groin); umbilical hernias (when the bowel is visible through the abdomen near the navel) and incisional hernias (when tissue pushes through a wound following surgery on the abdomen)
  • Ano-rectal problems including:
    • Anal fistula: a small channel that develops between the end of the bowel and skin near the anus, causing bleeding and discharge
    • Anal fissure: a cut or tear in the anus
    • Anal spasm: pain caused by muscles in the anal canal and pelvic floor suddenly tightening
    • Haemorrhoids: dilated (enlarged) blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum which can cause bleeding, itching and difficulty sitting down
    • Incontinence: when there is a problem with one or both of the sphincter muscles
    • Pilonidal sinus: a small hole that can develop in the cleft of the buttocks, where they separate, and which can become infected causing an abscess to develop

We offer the following state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options including:

  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy – diagnostic and operative
  • Colonoscopy – diagnostic and operative
  • Minimally invasive treatment of haemorrhoids, anal fistulas and anal fissures
  • Pilonidal sinus excision with flap reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for a variety of conditions
  • Abdominal wall hernia repair (open and laparoscopic surgery)

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If you would like to know more about the gastroenterology treatments we provide, please get in touch. Our clinic covers Dubai and Abu Dhabi and our consultants have lots of knowledge and experience treating a variety of gastrointestinal conditions.  Contact us for more information or to arrange an appointment with one of our specialist gastroenterologists.

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