Gastroenterology & Hepatology
People in Hong Kong are characterized with having a busy lifestyle that comes with an irregular eating pattern, and even work under pressure. Therefore, they are particularly prone to stomachache, abdominal pain, diarrhea and hematochezia, which are all closely related to the digestive system. In Hong Kong, the common digestive diseases include functional gastrointestinal diseases (such as indigestion), gallstones and chronic liver diseases (such as cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.
Gastroenterology is a specialty that specialises in the research, diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the digestive system, such as lactose intolerance, peptic ulcer, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome; while Hepatology focuses on the diseases of liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas, including autoimmune hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
Quality HealthCare’s specialist team in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, which has rich clinical experience, is capable of performing diverse diagnosis and treatment, such as colorectal cancer screening, gastroscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, with advanced endoscopic equipment. It can hence ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment of various types of gastrointestinal diseases, including chronic liver disease, hepatitis, malnutrition, and gastrointestinal cancers.