This unit is highly-specialized, fully-equipped with cutting-edge endoscopes. It is manned by expert doctors and well-trained technicians and nurses, capable of performing all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including:
- Routine upper and lower GI Endoscopy, Biopsies and Polypectomies
- Billiary stenting and other GI stents
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Therapeutic procedures for upper GI bleeding (varices ligation and banding, sclerotherapy and laser treatment)
KMC’s Gastroenterology Unit enjoys a competitive advantage in the medical practices and overall healthcare afforded to the patients.
Unique to KMC:
- A resident anesthesiologist is appointed solely for the Gastroenterology Unit in order to assure complete, one-to-one care for each patient.
- CO2 Insufflater to be used in colonoscopy for quicker gas absorption – thus less post-procedure abdominal distention and discomfort. Moreover, the expansionary plan of the Unit – expected to be completed within 3 to 4 months – shall place the Unit amongst the leading and most medically-advanced and specialised units within the country, whilst ensuring utmost comfort for the patients through the newly established 3 operational suites and extra room.
- Disposable single-use snares and biopsy forceps for each patient to assure cleanliness for each procedure and patient safety.
- Colonoscopy Pre-Operative Instructions: [+]Ensure following the instructions provided to you by your physician that should specifically tailored to your case. Generally, below is a list of instructions that should be followed.
Day prior to procedure:
- Only liquid diets are permitted (water, sodas, pulp-free juices, tea, clear soups)
- Ensure that all solutions and/or medications prescribed to you by your doctor are accurately taken.
- Total fasting must commence at midnight and up until time of procedure.
- Please inform your doctor and attending nurse in case you have any of the following conditions (diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular ailments or strokes).
- Any heart or blood-pressure medications must be taken a day before procedure and on the day of procedure.
- Any diabetes medications must not be taken on the day of procedure and any blood thinning drugs must be stopped a day before the procedure and on the day of procedure.
- Please ensure that you inform your doctor in the event of using any of the following drugs: Warfarin or Aspirin.
- Endoscopy Pre-Operative Instructions: [+]Ensure following the instructions provided to you by your physician that should be specifically tailored to your case.
Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Discharge Instructions:
- It is required that you are accompanied by a companion upon discharge, especially if any sedatives or… have been administered to you. In this event, the must not operate any vehicles or use any sharp objects nor undertake any major decisions as the medication may impair reflexes.
- You may return to your normal diet, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
- Slight discomfort may be experienced in the treated area which will recede shortly after the procedure.
- Slight bloating may also be experienced which will recede shortly after the procedure.
If any of the following symptoms are observed, immediately contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room:
- Sharp pain in the stomach or chest.
- Continuous vomiting (Especially if mixed with blood or black-colored liquid).
- Temperature above 38 degrees centigrade.
- Any samples taken during the procedure may take up to 4 days for results.