Gastroenterological Diseases

Gastroenterological Diseases

Oesophagus

Oesophagus

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux and oesophagitis (damage to the oesophagus due to gastric acid)
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus (abnormal cells in the oesophagus caused by reflux disease, that have the potential of becoming cancer)
  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis (a special type of inflammation of the oesophagus associated with eosinophils which are a kind of white blood cell)
  • Oesophageal varices (bloated veins that may bleed, due to liver cirrhosis or scarring)
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Oesophageal strictures (narrowing of the oesophagus)
  • Corrosive injury to the oesophagus
  • Pill induced oesophagitis (some medicines if not properly swallowed and are stuck in the oesophagus can cause severe inflammation and ulceration)
  • Functional disorders of the oesophagus (due to nerve-muscle incoordination)

Stomach

Stomach

  • Peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum
  • Gastritis, often related to Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Intestinal metaplasia (abnormal cells in the stomach caused by chronic gastritis, that have the potential of becoming cancer)
  • Stomach cancer
  • Helicobacter pylori infection (which can cause gastritis, ulcers and even cancer)
  • Functional disorders of the stomach e.g. functional dyspepsia (due to nerve-muscle incoordination)

Liver, Biliary System And Pancreas

Liver, Biliary System And Pancreas

  • Hepatitis - virus Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E etc., drug induced hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis of the liver (scarring of the liver due to long standing hepatitis or fatty liver)
  • Liver failure (when a liver is so damaged that there is insufficient capacity to maintain life)
  • Liver cancer (almost always associated with scarred or cirrhotic liver)
  • Gallstones (in the gallbladder also called “cholelithiasis” or bile ducts also called “choledocholithiasis”)
  • Gallbladder cancer (relatively rare)
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas due to gallstones, alcohol etc. which can be acute or chronic or acute on chronic)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts)
  • Alcohol related liver and pancreatic disease
  • Fatty liver (which can cause liver inflammation and sometimes liver scarring or cirrhosis)
  • Haechromatosis (genetically mediated condition in which iron accumulates in the liver and other tissues causing damage)
  • Wilson’s disease (a metabolic disorder in which copper accumulates in the liver and other tissues causing damage)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (an immune cause of gradual destruction of small bile ducts in the liver in the long term causing liver scarring and cirrhosis)
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (an immune cause of gradual destruction of the larger bile ducts in the long term causing bile duct blockage and bile duct cancer)

Intestines And Bowels

Intestines And Bowels

  • Gastroenteritis (acute sometimes prolonged diarrhoea, cramp and pain caused by bacteria or viruses)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases - Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease (inflammation of the intestines)
  • Diverticular disease (out-pouches of the lining of the large intestine may bleed, becoming inflamed, causing pain or bleeding or both)
  • Colon and rectal polyps (little tumours in the colon that may be benign, but may turn into cancer with time)
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Angiodysplasia (abnormal blood vessels that may bleed)
  • Haemorrhoids ('piles')
  • Coeliac Disease (specific allergy to gluten in many grains, causing inflammation and atrophy of the absorptive surface of the small intestine)
  • Neuroendocrine tumour (a special type of cancer that secretes active hormones)

Contact Us

Gleneagles Medical Centre
#10-08,  6 Napier Road
Singapore 258499

Tel: [65] 6471 2212
Fax: [65] 6471 2512
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Answering service: [65] 6333 5550

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About

Dr. Tan Chi Chiu is a clinical Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Gastroenterology and Medicine International. This private practice offers highly personalised consultations, excellent patient-doctor communications, efficiency in tests and treatments and overall pleasant clinical encounters.

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