Our team of physicians at Emirates Specialty Hospital in Dubai is specialized in various cancer surgeries. Supported by our state-of-the-art facility, we provide our patients with unparalleled care.
Whether you require a second opinion or a major operation, our medical experts are always ready to provide you with the science-based, medical advice you need. Boasting an excellent team of highly qualified staff makes choosing Emirates Specialty Hospital mean the right choice and best care for your advanced interventional gastroenterology surgery needs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Advanced interventional gastroenterology surgery provides an option to investigate gastrointestinal cancers without the need for a majorly invasive surgery. Instead, a team of doctors (including surgeons, dieticians, oncologists, hepatologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists) use endoscopy to diagnose, manage and treat early-stage cancer.
Patients with esophageal cancer, gall bladder cancer, gastric cancer and pancreatic cancer may want to consider advanced interventional gastroenterology surgery. This procedure can also help to detect and prevent polyps from evolving into cancerous growths in the stomach and rectum. This type of interventional endoscopy can be used for complete and colon polyp resections.
As well as being related to lower costs and fewer complications, quicker recovery time means patients at Emirates Specialty Hospital usually go home the same day of the 30-minute operation.
Symptoms for gastrointestinal cancer include pancreatic and general abdominal pain, tenderness or discomfort, bloating, rectal bleeding or blood in stools, nausea and vomiting. A change in the appearance or frequency of bowel movements, fatigue, loss of appetite and unexpected weight-loss may also be related.
Patients have a higher risk of gastrointestinal cancer if they smoke, drink alcohol excessively, consume a diet high in animal fat, salt or badly preserved food, are obese or suffer from chronic pancreatitis. As a patient’s age increases, so too does the chance of developing the disease.
Advanced interventional gastroenterology surgery is used for biliary and pancreatic duct endoscopy (cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy), celiac nerve block, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and ablation, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic resection, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), pancreatic pseudocyst drainage and stenting of the esophagus, small bowel and colon.
This procedure, which aids to relieve symptoms of cancer or prevent it, can be used alongside chemotherapy and radiation therapy to treat gastrointestinal cancers too.
Doctors at the Emirates Specialty Hospital will also guide patients on the steps they should take before surgery to reduce downtime and ensure a quicker recovery.