Samitivej Hospital Bangkok
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (302958)
Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Samitivej (Sukhumvit) Hospital in Bangkok headed by Dr. Surasak Aekpongpaisit specializes in endoscopy and offers full-cycle diagnostic services and treatment for diseases related to the liver and gastrointestinal (GI) system, such as viral hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, pancreatitis, gallstone-related diseases and many more. The Samitivej Hospital also specializes in cutting edge and tertiary treatments such as liver transplants.
Located on the second floor of the Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, the Department has 10 specialist doctors, 12 nurses, 4 technology experts, 12 examination rooms, 5 endoscopy rooms and 10 patient recovery rooms.
The Department uses the latest medical innovations and technologies. For instance, the Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital has adopted Narrow-Band Imaging (NBI) International Colorectal Endoscopic classification (NICE) with magnification. This technology uses specific wavelengths of green and blue light to enhance the details and other obscure aspects of a gastrointestinal endoscopy.
In the field of gastroenterology, the Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok works in a close cooperation with Sano Hospital (Japan), a world leader in diseases of the GI tract and the classification of epithelial tissue, particularly in patients with abnormal epithelial tissue such as colonic polyps, colon cancer and stomach cancer. Patients benefit from this collaboration, as it ensures that the most innovative medical techniques are applied in treatment.
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok focuses on the following diseases:
- Hepatitis A, B, C, and E
- Chronic or cholestatic liver diseases
- Genetic liver disease
- Infections in the liver (such as liver abscesses, etc.)
- Primary and non-primary liver cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Gastric or duodenal ulcers
- Chronic inflammatory diseases of the small intestine (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
- Acute and chronic diarrhea or constipation
- Upper or lower gastrointestinal bleeding
- Hemorrhoids and anorectal disorders
- Functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS)
- Motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. achalasia)
- Chronic or acute pancreatitis
- Gallstones and choledocholithiasis (bile duct stones)
- All forms of stomach, colon, small bowel, esophageal, pancreatic and gallbladder cancer
- Bangkok, Thailand