Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

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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
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

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.

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