Watch Dr Ling Khoon Lin from KL Ling Gastroenterology and Liver Clinic share about Gastric Reflux:
• What is Gastric Reflux? What is the difference between Gastric Reflux and Acid Reflux?
• How common is Acid Reflux in Singapore?
• What are the most common causes for Gastric Reflux?
• What are the classical symptoms of Gastric Reflux?
• How is Acid Reflux diagnosed?
• How is Gastric Reflux treated?
• What are the potential adverse effects of long-term Proton Pump Inhibitors therapy?
Good Gastroenterologist in Singapore – If you require a good gastroenterologist in Singapore, chances are you have been referred to a specialist by your primary care physician. A gastroenterologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats diseases related to the digestive system. The digestive system is made up of the gut from the mouth to the anus, the liver and the pancreas.
A good gastroenterologist is one who can help you with your digestive problems and whom you can get along with. Many patients will have problems which can be managed by all gastroenterologists. It is the minority who may have a rare disease or a severe disease who may need a gastroenterologist with the appropriate sub-specialty expertise.
The majority of gastroenterologists in Singapore are trained to treat problems in adults and patients in the late teens. A small number are pediatric gastroenterologists who treat patients with digestive problems from the time they are born to the time they are in the early teens. Your Singapore gastroenterologist would have completed his basic medical degree before training in adult / paediatric medicine and gastroenterology.
Gastroenterologists in Singapore are certified by the Specialist Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Medical Council. Common problems treated by the gastroenterologist include abdominal pain,vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding from the gut, anemia, abnormalities in the liver tests, abnormalities in tests of the pancreas.
The gastroenterologist will take a detailed history of your digestive problems and carry out a physical examination. Very often, the doctor will carry out blood and stool tests and x rays. Gastroenterologists are trained to carry out gastroscopy and colonoscopy. This enables him to examine the internal lining of the stomach and the large intestine, to take samples for examination and to carry out certain treatments through the endoscope eg removal of polyps.
Some gastroenterologists in Singapore have been trained further in certain sub-specialties within the field. For example, your gastroenterologist may subspecialise in the treatment of diseases in the oesophagus and the stomach, the intestines, the liver, the pancreas or in problems of malnutrition. Some are also trained to remove early cancers from the gut, remove stones from the bile duct or pancreas.
*This article has not been evaluated by a medical trained officer. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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