Gastroenterology – Digestive Health Center

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Providing High Quality Digestive Care in a Safe & Comfortable Environment

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RS Abdi Waluyo Digestive Disorder center offers the diagnosis and treatment for disorders of all gastroenterological organs including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, gall bladder, liver and pancreas. It offers the latest state -of-the-art technology available to diagnose, treat and manage gastrointestinal disease – all in ONE place!

Digestive disorders are caused by poor diet, lack of exercise and stress. Gastrointestinal problems, if not treated lead to more serious illnesses such as diarrhea, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal, hepatitis, liver cancer and reflux constipation.

We offer a variety of diagnostic procedures, including the following:

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is the examination of the entire colon (large intestine) to look for early signs of colon cancer (polyps). Usually an outpatient procedure, colonoscopy is performed by inserting a flexible lighted tube into the rectum. It requires intravenous sedation and adequate preparation to clean the colon. The exam will take about 20 minutes but can save your life.

Colonoscopy screening is recommended for everyone at age 50 and every 10 years after that if the test is normal. People with a family history  of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis need to have the procedure at a younger age and more frequently.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is the visual examination of the upper intestinal tract – esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and biliary tract, the lower intestinal tract – colon and rectum. Endoscopy procedures give doctors a way to examine the inside of the body in a minimally invasive way. Many endoscopy procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

Capsule endoscopy

This high-tech procedure uses a pill-sized video camera to view images of the small intestine, which cannot be viewed with traditional upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. The camera takes multiple pictures of the small intestine as it passes through the bowel. The most common use is to search for causes of bleeding from the small intestine. It can also be used to test for Crohn’s disease and small bowel tumors.

On the day prior to the procedure a laxative solution is given to cleanse the small intestine. The PillCam is then swallowed and passes through the digestive tract while transmitting video images to a recorder worn on the patient’s belt. The test takes about eight hours.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes called EGD, helps in diagnosing and treating esophagitis, heartburn, ulcers and bleeding. The procedure is the visual examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract using a lighted flexible endoscope. It is performed in an outpatient setting and utilizes intravenous sedation to relax the patient. The endoscope is inserted through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. The exam takes about 5-10 minutes.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP enables the physician to diagnose problems that involve the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. In this procedure a flexible lighted tube is passed through the mouth and into the stomach and upper intestine to visualize the opening to ducts from the liver and pancreas. Once identified, a narrow plastic tube is passed through the scope into the duct, where a dye is injected and X-rays are taken. If the exam shows a gallstone or narrowing of the ducts, specialized equipment can be used to remove the stones or relieve the obstruction. The exam takes 30-60 minutes.

We provide other diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures such as:

  • GI Radiology
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MSCT Colonography

 

 

 


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