An Indian lady suffering from a rare swallowing disorder has found relief at a Dubai hospital after years of discomfort and pain. For more than
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
What is Gastroenterology?
The Gastrointestinal System is responsible for:
At Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, our Gastroenterology Department offers the following range of services:
What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is the process by which a long, thin tube is inserted into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail, in this case the gastrointestinal tract. It can also be used to carry out other tasks including imaging and minor surgery.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth (Gastroscopy), or anus (Colonoscopy).
Endoscopies are done under sedation and are usually daycare procedures, which means the patient can go home the same day.
At AZH, our Endoscopy Department offers the following range of services:
Meet Our Team
Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world
- Dr. Filippos is responsible for the Special Clinical Gastroenterology as well as Interventional Endoscopy Services. He has published several papers in peer review journals and chapter books and he is invited speaker on various GI topics in local and international scientific meetings on a regular basis. He has full license to practice in Dubai (Dubai Health Authority), UK (General Medical Council) and Greece (Athens Medical Council). He holds the title of Fellow of European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH).
- Dr. Ali Issa is a Gastroenterology and Hepatology specialist with over 16 years of experience in his field. He graduated from Aleppo University in 1998, obtained a Master’s degree in internal medicine at Damascus University, and a higher diploma in gastroenterology in 2005. He then worked and trained in France from 2008 to 2012 in Edouard Herriot university hospital in Lyon, which is one of the leading centers in Europe in gastroenterology, interventional endoscopy, and transplantation. His later experiences include working in Montpellier university hospital then Beziers hospital until 2017, when he joined AL Zahra Hospital Dubai as a specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- Dr. Gopalan has been practising medicine for over 25 years and Gastroenterology for 20 years. He has significant experience in all areas of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and regularly conducts procedures such as Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, Capsule Endoscopy, PH monitoring, CRE balloon dilatation of strictures, and STRETTA. He has been working in Dubai for the past 10 yrs.
- Dr. Gaurav Muktesh is a highly skilled Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with experience of over 10,000 Endoscopic procedures and over 2500 endoscopic ultrasound procedures performed. He got his MD in internal medicine from Delhi University and further did his Gastroenterology Fellowship (DM Gastroenterology) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) Chandigarh, which is a 2000 bedded tertiary care academic center of international repute. He then worked as a faculty at PGI Chandigarh and was a mentor to budding Gastroenterologists.
Fun Day at the Beach Turns to Nightmare for Tourist who Underwent Multiple Surgeries After Being Stung by Jellyfish in Dubai
Dubai, UAE (xx/xx/xxxx): A 55-year-old woman, C.K., from Switzerland visited Dubai during her vacation where she was stung by a jellyfish, leading to severe limb-threatening symptoms and complications. Due to the sting the patient had an extremely swollen arm with major blocked arteries, affecting its function