Digestive Disease & GI Oncology Center

Medistra Digestive Disease & GI Oncology Center is a comprehensive service that offers complete services for gastrointestinal & liver disorders. Digestive Disease & GI Oncology Center (DDOC) provides expertise in all aspects of gastrointestinal disease management in a multi-disciplinary environment, such as Hepato Gastroenterologist, Digestive surgeon, Radiologist, Pathologist, etc.

One of the most common procedures performed in DDC is ERCP (Endoscopic Retrogade Cholangiopancreatography). ERCP is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal system. Through the endoscope, the phycisian can see the inside of the stomach and duodenum, and inject dyes into the duct in biliary tree and pancreas so they can bee seen on X-rays.

This procedure is also used to identify stones, tumors, or narrowing in the bile ducts, cancer, cirrhosis (severe liver disease), cysts (abnormal cavity filled with fluid or half-solid substances), etc. 

Other diagnostic tool is Fibroscan.  Fibroscan is a machine that uses the latest technology for diagnosing liver damage. Fibroscan uses ultrasound elastography to measure liver stiffness - it is medically accepted that an unhealthy cirrhotic liver is firmer than a healthy liver.

 

Expert consultants use the innovative computerized system to give patients an immediate, non-invasive and painless measurement of the liver, without an overnight stay in hospital.

 

          
                               ERCP Examination                 Endoscopy Equipments

 

With no restriction on the frequency of use, fibroscan can monitor the progression, stagnation or regression of an individual’s liver disease and give an accurate quantitative measure of the success of treatment or lifestyle modification.

 

In the early stages of liver disease symptoms are virtually non-existent, liver function tests and conventional ultrasound have a poor predictive value in assessing fibrosis. The fibroscan is the ideal diagnostic tool for a hepatologist to accurately identify patients with significant liver disease. This allows treatment to be tailored to the individuals need. When the physician finds that the result of Fibroscan is not informative enough to make a decision, liver biopsy is still the golden standard for diagnostic procedure.

 

DIGESTIVE DISEASE & GI ONCOLOGY CENTER

Direct Line: (021) 5292-1837; 521-0200 Ext: 105 & 106

Information : (021) 521-0200 Ext. 101

 

 
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