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.
The mission of the INSTITUTE OF LIVER GASTROENTEROLOGY & PANCREATICO BILIARY SCIENCES at Ariana Medical Complex is:
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
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
- 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