Gastroenterology Department

We provide diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the digestive system from the mouth to the anus, as well as the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.
The Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy also provides treatment for non-surgical obesity treatment.

Doctors

DR. Maryam Said Al Hashmi
DR. Maryam Said Al Hashmi
Consultant General Surgery
DR. Salem Omar Al Harthy
DR. Salem Omar Al Harthy
Senior Consultant – Gastroenterology and Hepatology Interventional Endoscopist

Clinic Services

  • Heartburn & Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Reflux Disease
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Upper & lower Gastronomical Bleeding
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Bloating and Food Allergy

Non-Surgical Obesity treatments

Intra Gastric Balloon: intragastric balloon it is an approved procedure for obesity, in which normal saline is filled in a silicone balloon is placed in your stomach, helping you lose weight by limiting the amount of food intake, and it makes you feel full faster.Like other weight loss procedures, a stomach balloon requires a healthy lifestyle commitment. You need to make permanent health changes to your diet and exercise regularly to ensure the success of balloon procedure.

The balloon has two types:

  • 1- Endoscopic intragastric balloon (balloon for 6 months and balloon for one year)
  • 2- Ellipse gastric balloon (pill balloon 4 months)
  • - Without endoscopy:
    A- By swallowing the pill with saline
    B- X-rays to ensure the pill reached the stomach
    C- Fill the pill with saline
    D- It does not require removal after 4 months

Gastric Botox: Endoscopic intragastric Botox injection is a modern technique (under research) for losing weight by injecting botulinum toxin to the stomach so that it reduces muscle contraction force which leads to a feeling of satiety more quickly and for longer periods of time than usual, so the number of daily meals becomes less.
In this procedure that does not require hospitalization, your doctor will insert the endoscope orally into the lower stomach to inject Botox (the same substance used to relieve facial wrinkles) and the process takes approximately 20 minutes, and the results begin to appear after a period of 7-10 days. This process is best for people who want to lose between 5 and 15 kg, and the results can last from 3 to 6 months

Services

  • Heartburn & Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Reflux Disease
  • Difficulty in Swallowing
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Upper & Lower
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Bloating and Food Allergy
  • Chron's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Removal of polyps and detection of early gastric and colon cancer