At Faruk Medical City (FMC), the Endoscopy Unit provides services to patients in the pediatric through geriatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Services provided are a wide range of gastrointestinal and hepatology examinations and procedures. Our department works as a referral center for specialized gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound.

Gastroenterology is dedicated to the study and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system. This includes the structure, functions diseases and pathology of the stomach, small intestines, esophagus, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

Conditions Diagnosed and Treated

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer – early and advanced
  • Gastro-intestinal stroma tumors of the upper intestinal tract
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatus hernias
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastro-intestinal Ulcers (with/without Bleeding)
  • Celiac disease
  • Esophageal Candidiasis
  • Foreign body removal
  • Bile duct stones
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Colon cancer and polyps
  • Crohns disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostic EGD and Biopsy
  • Diagnostic Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy and Biopsy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Radial and Linear Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Fine Needle Aspiration FNA
  • Lavage, Biopsy, FNA, Brushing
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Brushing, Biopsy
  • Esophageal Function Test and Esophageal Manometry
  • 24 hours pH/Impedance.
  • Fibroscan for assessment of fibrosis of the liver.

Therapeutic Services

  • EGD with Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy with Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Hemostatic Interventions
  • Endoclipping, Hemospray, Injections, Coaptive Coagulation
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Balloon Extraction, Stone Basket Retrieval, Biliary, Pancreatic Stent Placement and Removal
  • Esophageal, Duodenal Stenting
  • FBO Removal
  • Intragastric Balloon Placement and Removal
  • PEG Tube Placement and Removal
  • Esophageal, Colonic, Duodenal Dilatation
  • Savary Dilatation, Achalasia Balloon Dilatation, CRE Balloon Dilatation