Our developing Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology will provide a full range of services for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients. The centre includes services in both medical and surgical areas. Services includes prevention, diagnosis and treatments of disorders from the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine and colon.
The gastrointestinal system occupies an important position among the various organs of the body. Diseases within the Gastroenterology field are common, both as acute but also chronic conditions. Treatments includes life style changes, medications and sometimes surgery.
Providing a higher level of care
No longer do our patients have to go elsewhere should they need an emergency endoscopy. Now, we have the facilities to help those with gastrointestinal bleeding and disorders. With the majority of cases in the out-patient clinic being GI-bleeding and functional GI-disorders, the necessary equipment was procured and in the fall we began performing endoscopies and colonoscopies at our endoscopy unit. In addition to this, the Endoscopy Unit was re-built and a Paediatric Gastroenterologist joined the team at the SKH-WC with service beginning in 2018.