Inflammatory bowel disease can cause troublesome symptoms relating to the digestive system, making it a tricky condition to manage. Luckily, there are effective treatment options for managing flare ups, which we discussed with Professor James Lindsay, one of the UK's top gastroenterologists.
Acid-related disorders are prevalent in western society and millions of consultations are held in UK every year. For example, in 1998 (now over 20 years ago) there were 14.8 million appointments at GP surgeries for GORD and related conditions. While many people with mild cases of acid reflux and GORD can easily manage their symptoms, more severe situations could require further treatment which may include surgery. Leading consultant general and upper GI surgeon Professor Khurshid Akhtar speaks to Top Doctors about GORD in detail, alongside what's involved in the surgical procedure to fix GORD and frequently asked questions, in this informative article.
What are the different types of hiatal hernia? And how severe can they get? Professor Khurshid Akhtar, consultant general and upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgeon, provides his experienced, expert advice. He answers Top Doctors’ questions about eligibility for hiatus hernia surgery, the procedure itself and more.
Managing daily life with GORD, surgical options and its possible complications are explained in part three of this series of articles by consultant physician and gastroenterology specialist, Dr Andrew Thillainayagam and clinical research fellow Dr Neil Galletly.
Consultant physician and gastroenterology specialist, Dr Andrew Thillainayagam and Dr Neil Galletly, clinical research fellow, discuss what’s involved in different GORD diagnostic methods and symptoms that could indicate serious conditions, in part two of this three-part series of articles.
In this three-part article series, consultant physician and gastroenterology specialist, Dr Andrew Thillainayagam and Dr Neil Galletly, clinical research fellow, consider the impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Read a comprehensive summary of the condition in part one.
Do you know that, alongside rupture and enlargement, there are other issues that can cause the spleen to be removed? Find out more from expert consultant general and upper GI and laparoscopic surgeon Mr Joseph Varghese, in this detailed article about splenectomies.
The liver can be affected by a variety of different fatty liver-related diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Here to give us more of a comprehensive insight into these different types of liver-related diseases is expert gastroenterologist Professor Shahid Khan.
How does the gastroscopy procedure work? Consultant surgeon and specialist in upper GI and bariatric surgery, Mr Vittal Rao answers Top Doctors' questions for people who may have upper gastrointestinal conditions that require this treatment.