Gastroenterology & Hepatology Centre
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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|Gastroenterology & Hepatology Centre|
|Address:||3/F, Li Shu Fan Block|
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong