Digestive Care, Laparoscopic & GI Surgeries
Most of us think of our stomach or bowel when we hear the term “digestive health” but did you know your digestive system begins in your mouth and encompasses a number of organs working together to help your body break down the foods you eat and absorb nutrients? Food begins to be broken down by the saliva in your mouth before it is moved down the oesophagus and through the stomach, small intestine, large intestine (the colon) and rectum, finally exiting the body as waste. Along the way, your gallbladder, pancreas and liver all play critical roles in this process.
With such a complex system encompassing so many (literally) moving parts, it is no surprise digestive conditions are among the most common complaints heard by doctors. In fact, they account for nearly 50 million visits to the doctor each year. From the common complaint of heartburn to the treatment of chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease, liver disease and many diseases related to stomach, oesophagus, pancreas, gall bladder, small and large intestine.The causes of various digestive conditions are diverse, ranging from genetics to diet to acute or chronic infection. These diseases can be treated by various modalities like medicine , endoscopy , and various interventions.