This field of medicine focuses on the function, issues, and treatments of the digestive tracts and organs such as the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts. An unhealthy gastrointestinal system causes issues with nutrient absorption, waste removal, and the metabolic process.
Many people suffer from minor gastric problems daily, but sometimes they can be a sign of something more serious. Gastric issues can have life-threatening consequences if not addressed early. This is why Mediglobe has built a large network of highly reputed gastroenterologists. With us, you can be assured your gastric problems will be properly addressed.
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. This is usually repaired by sewing a mesh patch over the weakened region (known as hernioplasty) or surgically repairing the connective tissue (known as herniorrhaphy).
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is usually treated by surgically wrapping the top of the stomach around the lower oesophagus, to reinforce the esophageal sphincter and reduce the possibility of acid building up in the oesophagus.
This refers to a wide range of surgical procedures done to treat conditions affecting the lower digestive tract (rectum, anus, and colon). Most surgeries today are performed robotically or through minimally invasive procedures, thereby reducing scarring and healing time.
A cholecystectomy is a surgery done to remove the gallbladder, the organ responsible for storing and releasing bile that helps break down food. The gallbladder is usually removed if it is cancerous, infected, or is filled with solid material called gallstones.
An appendectomy is the process of surgically removing the appendix, a thin pouch attached to the large intestine. This is done when the appendix is infected, and can or has burst. As it can happen at any time, such surgeries are usually done on an emergency basis locally.
A colectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the colon, which is the large intestine. This procedure is typically performed to treat conditions such as colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Colectomies may be performed as either an open surgery or a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, depending on the patient’s condition and surgeon’s preference.