Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery is a major subspecialty of General Surgery. It encompasses surgical disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, and small bowel. The comprehensive care of patients with these disorders involves accurate diagnostic evaluation and appropriate therapy. These may include endoscopy, radiological imaging, minimally invasive (keyhole) and open surgical procedures.
Conditions that an Upper GI Surgeon may encounter include:
- Swallowing Disorders
- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Benign, Premalignant, and Malignant (Cancerous) tumours
– Oesophagus Cancer
– Stomach Cancer
– Small bowel cancer
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Small Bowel Obstruction
- Upper GI Bleeding
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery is the use of gastrointestinal surgery to help severely obese patients lose weight.
It is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity, producing durable weight loss, reduced health problems, and longer life.
This multidisciplinary programme will include clinical assessment, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, preoperative tests, laparoscopic operation, and regular follow-up.
Metabolic Surgery involves operating on the GI tract to achieve biochemical effects for a potential health gain.
It has proven effective in the improvement of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia.
Surgery is the most common treatment for oesophageal cancer. Oesophagectomy is an operation where
Preparing for Your Oesophageal Cancer Treatment
After a person is diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, doctors will try to determine its
Oesophageal Cancer Treatment by Stage
Gastrointestinal disorders affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract – from the mouth to the anus.