With the combination of a highly skilled staff, modern equipment and strictly controlled protocols, the FVH Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology can diagnose and treat most known diseases of the digestive and liver-biliary system. And, do so by providing world-class service at an acceptable cost.

FV Hospital places emphasis on personal attention to each patient, making them feel relaxed, whilst they receive treatment targeted to address their specific needs. Each step of the way, the friendly team at FVH will help you to understand the details of your treatment. We focus on your comfort, whilst simultaneously providing the best quality treatment to ensure excellent results. This compassion extends through to the necessary follow-up care to ensure a smooth recovery.

Procedures

At FVH, we follow the most vigorous criteria of disinfection, to assure the patient’s safety. All equipment and implements are reprocessed automatically, according to the stringent standards of European protocols.

To build the very best relationship between doctor and patient, the doctor in charge will take care of the patient at every stage of the process: consultation, diagnosis, endoscopy, hospitalization and later follow-up.

Endoscopy

Gastroenterologists often use a medical procedure called endoscopy to diagnose or treat various conditions such as ulcers, polyps or even cancers. The endoscopy allows our doctors to see inside the digestive tract, examine it carefully, and take biopsies (samples of mucosa) to further study the nature of the problem. Endoscopy is performed under a local or general anaesthesia.

Endoscopic procedures follow three methods:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectoscopy / Anuscopy

Interventional Endoscopy

Interventional or therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) and other techniques are the new modality of treatment, which can help to solve the problem with faster recovery and lower cost. These treatments can be used to eliminate an existing problem or to prevent a digestive tract problem occurring. Endoscopic treatment can be applied in all parts of the gastro-intestinal tract and bilio-pancreatic system. Most commonly used techniques are dilation, haemostasis, stenting, and removal of foreign bodies, etc.

Liver Biopsy

For liver diseases, correct diagnosis is crucial in determining the correct treatment. An advanced (specialized gun) is utilized to obtain the liver sample for biopsy. All results are analyzed and evaluated in accordance to international standards using the most recent available information. Treatment and follow-up for all such cases adhere to the same strict standards

Peptic ulcer – this can be either a sore or eroded area in the linings of the digestive tract. Peptic ulcers usually occur in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or in the duodenum (duodenal ulcer) which is the upper region of the small intestine.

GERD or Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease: when the valve between the oesophagus and stomach is damaged, acid from the stomach flows back (refluxes) into the oesophagus causing irritation and sometimes damage to the lining of the oesophagus. This condition is known as GERD. In some cases the reflux can rise high enough to affect the vocal cords, or even flow into the lungs (called aspiration), causing damage to those tissues and organs.

Pancreatic diseases

Gastro-intestinal infections – gastrointestinal disorders, including ulcers and to a lesser instance, cancer can be caused by a bacterial infection known as helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).

  • Cancer of digestive system
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
  • Motility functions

FV Hospital has a fully-equipped specialized Hepatology Center. The center was opened in 2005 by our consulting specialist, Professor Patrice Cacoub, one of Europe’s leading hepatitis specialists. The FVH Hepatology Team possess the knowledge and expertise in advanced surgical procedures, as well as non-surgical alternatives, offering patients optimal results while minimizing discomfort and recovery time.

Hepatology conditions:

The Fibroscan

FV Hospital is the 4th medical provider to be equipped with Fibroscan in Vietnam. Fibroscan is performed by a team of qualified doctors at the Hepato-Gastroenterology Department, headed by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Son, a senior expert in South East Asia of Echosens, France (the inventor of Fibroscan).

The procedure of examination and diagnosis of liver fibrosis by Fibroscan is like the echography with the result delivered in a few minutes. In some cases, Fibroscan can be applied in stead of liver biopsy or can assist doctors to make a next plan for diagnosis and treatment. Fibroscan itself can provide enough information for making a decision of treatment, without the need of liver biopsy. Moreover, thanks to its painlessness and harmlessness to health, it can be performed many times to monitor the liver fibrosis development and treatment effectiveness.

Liver Cancer

  • Hepatitis B – is a contagious liver disease which, if unchecked, can cause cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.
  • Hepatitis C – is a virus which can go undetected for some time without proper medical consultation and a blood test.

Biliary conditions:

  • Gall Stones
  • Cholecystitis and Angiocholitis
  • Cancers
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