Gastroenterology clinic /General surgery
At Costamed, we have the best general surgeons with a subspecialty in gastroenterology and endoscopy of the digestive system. Our doctors evaluate patients clinically and comprehensively with timely diagnosis and treatment and, if necessary, schedule open and laparoscopic surgeries. Laparoscopic procedures are minimally invasive, with a short inpatient stay.
Gastroenterology specializes in the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, stomach, colon, small intestine, rectum, and liver. If you have a digestive problem, consult our specialists.
The most common gastroenterology disorders are hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), ulcers, pancreatitis, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract diseases, nutritional problems, irritable bowel syndrome, polyps in the colon and cancer.
Endoscopies to treat many of these diseases last only 30 minutes, with flexible and illuminated tubes with integrated video cameras to help observe the intestinal tract and provide a timely diagnosis. If necessary pathological biopsies can be obtained, which are analyzed to detect and prevent more serious diseases such as cancer.
Endoscopic procedures allow us to perform minimally invasive surgeries. Some of these procedures include stent placement, endoscopic ultrasounds, cauterization, and polypectomies.
With the endoscope, more complicated procedures are also performed.
- Hemorrhoid surgery
- Colon diverticulum resection
- Exploratory laparotomy
- Anal fissure repair
- Intestinal invagination
- Surgical repair of hiatal hernia
- Surgical repair of inguinal hernia
- Surgical repair of umbilical hernia
- Small bowel resection
- Resection of the large intestine
- ERCP Retrograde endoscopic cholangiopancreatography
- Ligation of varicose veins
- Hemostasis with BiCap
- Videoendoscopy capsule procedure
- Hemorrhoid ligation
- Diverticular control
- Endoclot colon bleeding conditions
It is an exam performed with a colonoscope, a flexible tube with a camera on the tip. It allows the physician to detect abnormalities in the large intestine, colon, and rectum. During the colonoscopy polyps, and abnormal tissue can be extracted; biopsies are also taken