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Ms Susan Naidoo

Department of Gastroenterology

University of KwaZulu Natal

Tel No: 031 2604761

Fax No: 031 2604760


Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Tel No: 031 2401345 / 2401000



Welcome to Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology services are co-ordinated and managed within the overall referral system through the District Hospitals throughout the Province to Regional and the Tertiary/ Central Hospital Services.

 

Gastroenterological procedures are currently provided in collaboration with the Department of Surgery at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central hospital within the Durban Functional Region.

 

Routine upper and lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (with or without biopsy polypectomy, dilatation etc.) is performed at all Regional Hospitals. A daily Gastroscopy service and a thrice weekly Colonoscopy service for both in- and outpatients at King Edward VIII. 


Gastroenterology Specialist Outpatient Services: Consultative Services: One (1) Clinic per week at King Edward VIII and Inkosi Albert Luthuli respectively for acute and chronic diseases.


Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

The GI Unit at IALCH provides an endoscopic service to the following categories of patients:

  • Patients referred to the GI Clinic because of the complexity/severity etc of the underlying problem which needs a Gastroenterologist’s opinion.
  • Patients referred from other tertiary out-patient services at IALCH.
  • In-patients at IALCH who require urgent endoscopy.
  • Complex or technically difficult procedures which require a high degree of expertise and competence such as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography and Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Oesophageal laboratory – including motility and pH studies
  • Ano-rectal motility studies
  • 8 bedded In-patient service 


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