Gastroenterology & Hepatology Centre

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Centre

About Us

Gastroenterology & Hepatology CentreThe Centre provides comprehensive services to all patients with gastrointestinal and liver problems. Services include clinical diagnosis for outpatients and inpatients, special laboratory tests, endoscopy services, a full range of investigations and comprehensive management of patients.
  • Oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel diseases
  • Hepatitis, liver problem, gallstone diseases and pancreatic problems
  • Functional gastroenterology problems, e.g. gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dyspepsia, constipation, irritable bowel disease
  • Cancer screening of stomach, liver and colon

Our Services

Chronic Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There are about a million Hong Kong people suffering from chronic constipation and half a million from irritable bowel syndrome. Many studies in this field have been conducted, including the use of new pharmacological agent, biofeedback and colonic hydrotherapy. The Centre offers the following services:
  • Anorectal physiology studies
  • Colonic transit time
  • Biofeedback training
  • Colonic hydrotherapy


Gastrointestinal and Liver Cancer Screening
The human gut harbors approximately 20% of all cancers. In Hong Kong, cancers from the gastrointestinal tract account for half of the ten major causes of cancer deaths in the recent years, i.e. colon, liver and stomach cancers rank second, third, and fourth respectively.

Targeted Population:
  • Colorectal Cancer:
    Early screening or removal of colonic polyps enables one to prevent most cases of colorectal cancer and is cost-effective. It has been recommended that all subjects aged above 50 and at normal risk should be screened. Screening colonoscopy has been advocated as the choice of screening.

    Recent studies have demonstrated a strong association between colorectal cancer and coronary artery disease, thus colonoscopy is a judicious choice for colorectal cancer screening in this sub-group.
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma:
    10% of the Hong Kong population is Hepatitis B Virus carrier, to which most cases of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Hong Kong are related. A half-yearly regular check up is necessary to the assessment of Hepatitis B Virus and the appropriate use of anti-viral therapy for these patients if indicated.
  • Gastric Cancer:
    50-60% of the Hong Kong population is infected by Helicobacter Pylori. There is strong evidence that eradication of Helicobacter pylori can prevent gastric cancer.

Intragastric Balloon for Obese Patients and/or Diabetic Patients
The placement of intragastric balloon has been proven to be effective for weight reduction, particularly for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25. In addition, it is demonstrated that the placement of intragastric balloon in obese patients (BMI ≥ 25) with poorly controlled diabetes (HbA1c ≥ 8) can effectively improve diabetic control.

This is a convenient and safe method. The centre provides this service not only for weight reduction or aesthetic purposes, but also for controlling diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic syndrome.


Endoscopy Services
With the collaboration of the Endoscopy Centre, the centre provides a full range of endoscopy services, including diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde chloangio-pancreaticography (ERCP), single balloon enteroscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, video capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, etc.

Contact Us
For enquiries and appointments, please contact us at:
 
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Centre
Address:3/F, Li Shu Fan Block
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: 2835 7820
Fax:2892 7520
Email:ghc@hksh-hospital.com



Digestive Medicine Centre
Address:  Level 22, One Pacific Place,
88 Queensway Hong Kong
Tel:2855 6698
Fax:2892 7593
Email:digestivemed@hksh-healthcare.com
Service Hours
Monday to Friday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays