Liver Gastroenterology & Pancreatico Biliary Sciences

In next future we will provide bellow services as well:

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Double balloon endoscopy
  • Advanced biliary and pancreatic endoscopy services
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Lithotripsy for common bile duct (CBD) stones
    • Spyglass for endoscopic visualization of the bile duct
    • Stenting for benign and malignant biliary and pancreatic duct strictures
  • Endoscopic treatment for pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Advanced Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) services
    • Diagnostic EUS
    • EUS guided FNAC
    • EUS guided therapeutic procedures
  • Manometry and pH-metry services
    • High resolution esophageal manometry
    • High resolution rectal manometry
    • 24-hour ambulatory pH-metry
  • Fibroscan of Liver
    • Transient elastography (Fibroscan) of liver for non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis
  • Advanced liver hemodynamic studies
    • Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG)
    • HVPG guided beta-blocker response testing
    • PA pressure testing
    • Cardiac output and vascular resistance testing in cirrhosis
  • Liver biopsy
    • Percutaneous liver biopsy
    • Trans-jugular liver biopsy
  • Treatment for liver cancer
    • Radio-frequency ablation (RFA)
    • Trans-arterial chemo-embolization (TACE)
  • Pre- and post-liver transplantation services
  • Pre-liver transplant recipient and donor work-up
  • Post-liver transplant Hepatology services

About Outdoor and Indoor services

The department provides outdoor services daily (except Friday). These services include Private OPDs. All consultants run their private OPDs daily. This department has 15+ patients admitted at any given time. The department caters to emergencies by attending to patients presenting with various GI and liver emergencies. There is round the clock availability of resident and consultants to treat these patients. The Institute is ably supported by the ICU, Oncology and GI surgery.

The DEPARTMENT OF LIVER GASTROENTEROLOGY & PANCREATICO BILIARY SCIENCES of Ariana Medical Complex is the only private hospitals in Afghanistan which is actively involved in research in the field of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The various thrust areas include: Cirrhosis of liver, liver diseases in pregnancy, ileocecal diseases, acute and chronic pancreatitis, liver cancer, acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure, viral hepatitis, renal involvement in liver diseases, etc.

Gastroenterology Department

Department of Liver Gastroenterology & Pancreatico Bilairy Sciences

Ariana Medical Complex Gastroenterology & Hepatology department was established in 2008, and was equipped with modern technology in 2014  and named Department of Liver Gastroenterology & Pancreatico Bilairy Sciences.

Gastroenterology & Hepatolgy is a super specialty in medical division. The Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, basically a physician is trained in diagnosis and treatment of the diseases related to the digestive system, liver Pancreases and Biliary track. Department of Liver Gastroenterology & Pancreatico Bilairy Sciences is involves in management of patients suffering from disorders of digestive system and liver. These patients may be suffering from simple problems like indigestion, bloating, constipation, pain in abdomen, diarrhea, jaundice or difficult problem like blood in the vomiting or stools, liver failure, cirrhosis, ascites, bile duct stones, cancers of gall bladder, pancreas, food pipe, stomach, of intestine.


To provide an exceptionally high level of clinical care and emergency services to the patients suffering from diseases of digestive system and liver.

To provide advanced level of training to the Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellows and trainees (In next future).

To do cutting edge clinical and translational research in the field of Gastroenterology and

Hepatology, and

To take initiative in increasing awareness among general public in preventive aspects of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

The INSTITUTE OF LIVER GASTROENTEROLOGY & PANCREATICO BILIARY SCIENCES at Ariana Medical Complex boasts not only of world renowned clinicians but also of the most modern technologies used for diagnosis and treating patients of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. This department is well known for its profile as being amongst the few of the best ones in the country providing fine clinical services, high-quality academic program and highly qualified and committed doctors. The department is recognized nationally for its expertise and has established itself as a tertiary referral center. The department has all the possible instruments comparable to any advanced national center. The department is training Endoscopy technicians/Nurses; in next future we will start to train doctors in this field. A number of observers from all over Afghanistan come to observe and learn procedures here.

Clinical Services Offered

The services offered by the department include:

  • Advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy services, both diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic variceal ligation
  • Endoscopic sclerotherapy and glue injection
  • Stenting and dilation for esophageal and colonic strictures (both benign and malignant)
  • Achalasia cardia endoscopic dilatation
  • Foreign body removal
  • Removal of intestinal polyp (polypectomy)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Placement for feeding patients with swallowing difficulty
  • Naso-jejunal tube placement for feeding of critically ill patients
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Piles banding

Ariana Medical Complex is a well running & Hi-tech hospital Kabul Afghanistan. It is fully equipped with latest and most modern state of art medical and surgical machinery. A team of well-qualified Doctors and trained paramedical staff manage the hospital.

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