The digestive system is an intricate system that can be disrupted by disease, diet and emotional stress. While some digestive problems can be remedied with medicine and lifestyle changes, others require surgery.
The primary role of the digestive system is to help the body break down and absorb food. Also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, it includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine also called the colon , rectum, and anus.
We care for conditions including common digestive complaints such as reflux and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) through to more serious conditions such as coeliac disease, hepatitis, liver cancer and bowel cancer.
Many gastrointestinal conditions are quite common and our experienced multidisciplinary team is highly skilled at providing treatment and care to help you manage your condition so you can continue enjoying your day-to-day activities.
Some procedures, including gastrointestinal surgery, may need to be performed under general anaesthetic. We will advise the best option for you.
Many gastrointestinal procedures, such as endoscopies and colonoscopies, can be carried out as day surgery. Others, such as stomach or liver surgery, may require an overnight stay or multiple days in hospital.
Our experienced caregivers will make sure your time with us is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.