Gastroenterology

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Gastroenterology Department

MMI Hospital has the Best Gastroenterologist in Karachi.

About Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the branch to analyze the normal function and diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, esophagus, and other digestive organs. It entails a thorough understanding of the gastrointestinal organs' regular action (physiology), including material movement through the stomach and intestine (motility), digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, waste exclusion from the system, and the purpose of the liver as a digestive organ. It covers disorders as frequent and severe as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary system illness, nutritional issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. Gastroenterology encompasses the normal and pathological function of the digestive organs.

Who is a Gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterologists are professionals who specialize in treating digestive ailments, gastrointestinal problems, and liver problems in both men and women. They are, however, experts in detecting and treating all issues relating to the organs of the body listed below:
  • Pancreas
  • Bile Ducts
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Small and Large Intestine
  • Gallbladder
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Pharynxnx
  • Salivary Glands
  • Anus
  • Epiglottitis
  • Tongue
Also, Memon hospital Karachi gastroenterologists with the help of specialized instruments can perform endoscopic procedures evaluating the GI tract and diagnose any issues. Their focus areas include;
  • Hepatology
  • Pancreatic disorders and problems
  • GI organ transplantation
  • IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease)
  • Inflammation of the digestive tract organs
  • Cancer of the intestine
  • Endoscopic monitoring
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (GERD).

What conditions are treated by MMI Hospital Gastroenterologists?

MMI Hospital employs the best gastroenterologists in Karachi, Pakistan, who specialize in treating severe and fatal disorders. MMI hospital has the best gastroenterologists in Karachi since they are well-trained and have years of expertise and education in treating all GI disorders. Among the common conditions treated by them are:
  • Reflux of acid
  • Ulcers in the stomach and elsewhere
  • Colitis ulcerative
  • Celiac disease
  • IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease)
  • The Hepatitis C virus
  • Polyps in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Large intestine abnormal growth
  • Jaundice
  • Bloody feces
  • Hemorrhoids, known as piles.
  • Cancer of the colon
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Polyps in the colon
  • Pancreatitis or any other illness that causes pancreatic inflammation.

Procedures performed by Gastroenterologists?

MMI Hospital's trained gastroenterologists also undertake a number of non-surgical procedures.
  • Endoscopy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts, as well as another internal organ
  • Colonoscopy to detect colon cancer and polyps
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography detects gallstones, tumors, or scar tissue in the pancreas.
  • Sigmoidoscopies to assess the blood loss or pain in bowel movement
  • Biopsy of the liver to identify inflammation and fibrosis
  • Endoscopies using capsules to examine the small intestine
  • Double balloon enteroscopy to examine the small intestine

Is there any difference between Gastrologist and a Gastroenterologist?

There is no pragmatic distinction between the two professionals because one (gastrologist) is merely a popularly used name for a gastroenterologist. Contrary to the concept of gastrology, all stomach ailments are also covered under gastroenterology; so, patients with any form of GI tract condition, including the stomach, should see a gastroenterologist.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist in MMI Hospital ?

MMI Hospital has the best pediatric gastroenterologist in Karachi who are competent in treating and diagnosing gastrointestinal tract and liver of children. They provide comprehensive primary care for infants and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders.

Services of Pediatric Gastroenterologist provided by MMI Hospital

Our top Pediatric Gastroenterologists in Karachi will thoroughly assess your case and devise a personalized plan of action best suited to your child's medical condition.
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Food Allergies and Intolerance in Children
  • Severe GERD
  • Chronic belly discomfort
  • Feeding disorder
  • Bowel Diseases
  • Chronic Constipation

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most frequent Gastrointestinal problems in Pakistan? The most prevalent symptoms were indigestion, gastric ulcers, and bleeding esophageal varices, a consequence of chronic hepatitis. Inflammatory disorders colitis—was also evident, with ulcerative lesions in the intestinal tract. Cholera, typhoid, and dysentery are the leading infectious causes of gastrointestinal disease. Gastric disorders are also rising in the pediatric population, implying that filthy water and junk food are the main culprits.

Who are the best Gastroenterologists at Memon Medical Institute Hospital Karachi?

Memon Hospital Karachi gastroenterologists are known to be the best gastroenterologists in Karachi. MMI hospital has multiple gastroenterologists who are experts in their field and offer their services. Dr. Waqar Hussain Shah, Dr. Shoaib Siddiqui, Dr. Shahid Karim, Dr. Sajjad Jamil, and Dr. Fakhar Ali Qazi are well-known gastroenterologists at MMIH.

What food we should avoid when experiencing digestive troubles arise?

Following are the types of foods and drinks to exclude from your diet for digestive relief;
  • Unwashed or spoiled meals
  • Foods that are spicy or hot
  • Dairy products
  • Foods with high acidity
  • Alcohol

When should consult a Gastroenterologist?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should consult a gastroenterologist:
  • Unknown cause of blood in the stool
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Abdominal pain that is severe and unexplained
  • Heartburn
  • Reflux of food after swallowing
  • Diarrhea to the extreme
Furthermore, adults over the age of 50, regardless of gender, should see a gastroenterologist on a regular basis for frequent monitoring and preventive care because they are at a higher risk of developing colon cancer.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can visit MMI Hospital for an appointment or visit our Find a Doctor page.

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Dr. Fakhar Ali Qazi

GASTROENTEROLOGIST
Degree
MBBS, MRCP(UK). FCPS(Gastro). Transplant Hepatology Fellowship(Canada)
Fees
Rs 1200
Timings
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (Tue,Thu)
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM ( Only Appointment ) (Sat)
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Dr. Sajjad Jamil

GASTROENTEROLOGIST
Degree
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS (MED), FCPS (GASTRO)
Fees
Rs 1700
Timings
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM (Mon,Wed)
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Assistant professor LNH, Consultant AKUH.
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Dr. Shahid Karim

GASTROENTEROLOGIST
Degree
MBBS, MCPS, MACG, MACP, MASGE, FCPS (MED), FCPS (GASTRO) MHPE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN, GASTROENTEROLOGY.
Fees
Rs 1200
Timings
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM (Tue,Thu)
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Currently working at LNH & MC an associate professor as full time faculty as part time faculty working at MMI/ Ashfaq memorial expertise in almost all endoscopy procedure including diagnostic & therapeutic upper & lower endoscopy and ERCP adult as well as child. ICRT-Alumni Harvard medical university USA Master in health care profession. Complete fellowship in medical from LNH and fellowship as well Fellowship in gastroenterology from AKUH Master in health professional education from DUHS
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Dr. Shoaib Siddiqui

GASTROENTEROLOGIST
Degree
MBBS, FCPS,MACG (USA)
Fees
Rs 1200
Timings
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat)
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Dr. Muhammad Shoaib is a well known gastroenterologist and hepatologist associated with MMIH since 2013. His commitment and hard work has resulted in thousands of people being satisfactorily treated with conditions and complications related to gastrointestinal issues until now and continue to do so with the same enthusiasm. His experience with endoscopic and related procedures has been a valuable asset in providing quality inpatient and outpatient care.
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Dr. Waqar Hussain Shah

GASTROENTEROLOGIST
Degree
MBBS, FCPS (Med), FCPS( Gastro)
Fees
Rs 1200
Timings
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Tue)
05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Fri)
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