The Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery Department at Regency Specialist Hospital provides diagnoses and surgical treatment for a variety of medical conditions that affect the upper digestive tract as well as providing weight-loss options through bariatric surgery for diseases that are linked to obesity.
Example: “Hypertensions” or “Shortness of breath”
Condition caused by insufficient healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body's tissues and organs.
Condition caused by malignant cells forming in the tissues of the esophagus.
Pain felt anywhere in the belly region (between chest and groin). Abdominal pain can be rather common but also could be a sign of a more serious illness. The doctor will ask a series of detailed questions to determine whether emergency treatment is required.
Example: “Stenting” or “ECG”
A weight-loss procedure which fills your stomach with a saline-filled balloon.
Anti-reflux Surgery (GERD)
A treatment for acid reflux or heartburn ( a.k.a. gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD).
Manometry, pH Studies
Manometry examines the esophagus, and typically includes pH studies to determine if acid is travelling up from the stomach into the esophagus.
A weight-loss surgery involving creation of a small pouch from the stomach, and connecting this pouch directly to the small intestine so that food bypasses most of the stomach.