Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth into anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality.
Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.
The digestive tract is an integral part of the human body, which is also why it is so often plagued by numerous problems. While some are mild and easily treatable, many of these conditions are severe and can lead to death. Celiac disease is an intestinal issue that’s more common than people think and while some diseases are simple to manage, celiac disease can, in some instances, prove challenging to manage.
Dr Andrea Rajnakova is a gastroenterologist with plenty of experience in the field. Her advice on celiac disease has been featured in articles and publications. Here are some of her key takeaways with regards to managing this issue.
Daily stresses and unhealthy diet and lifestyle options are related to obesity. And in turn, obesity can lead to other related health disorders. Bariatric surgery and balloon surgery are solutions for patients who suffer from obesity that is not alleviated by diet and exercise. As with any procedure, some patients are more suited than others.
On DoctorxDentist, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam, a general surgeon at G&L Surgical Clinic in Mount Elizabeth Novena Medical Centre, answered reader questions about the effectiveness of bariatric surgery and balloon surgery procedures. Here's what he said.