Surgical gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its associated disorders. Surgical gastroenterology, a subspecialty, focuses on the surgical management of digestive disorders, wherein the team is trained in surgery and gastroenterology with expertise in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders.

Surgical interventions of the digestive tract

Medway Hospitals have dedicated staff providing targeted care to patients with specific abdominal conditions. The laboratories, rooms, and operating rooms have advanced instruments to offer the best possible service to patients.

  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Band
  • Most gastrointestinal surgeries performed at Medway performed are through laparoscopy. Our gastroenterologists are known to perform gallbladder stone removal, mesh hernia repair, and other complicated surgeries on a routine basis. Specialty clinics such as Gastrointestinal Bleeding Clinic, Liver Disease Clinic, and Stomach Pain Clinics are available at Medway, with top specialists in these specialties who consult here regularly.

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You should see a gastroenterologist if you have symptoms of indigestion or if you need to be evaluated for colon cancer. Visiting a gastroenterologist often results in more accurate detection of polyps and cancer, fewer complications from the procedures, and shorter hospital stays.
Common symptoms include:
  • Abdominal discomfort (swelling, pain, or cramping)
  • Unintentional weight loss.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Diarrhea, constipation (or sometimes both)
  • Faecal incontinence.
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite.
The main gastrointestinal symptoms of Covid 19 include stomach upset. Therefore, one in five people who have Covid positive has at least one symptom that affects the intestine like vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

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