Patients often require very specialised treatment once they’ve been diagnosed with a new condition. Endoscopic suturing is often used to repair problems in the gastrointestinal tract, as well as for weight loss treatment. Finding the right endoscopic suturing consultant London patients can rely on will depend on many factors. Referral may be made by your hospital or GP, but you can still explore other options. Dr Rehan Haidry is a consultant gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist with extensive experience of endoscopic suturing.
What is Endoscopic Suturing?
Endoscopic suturing uses an endoscope to repair holes and openings in the GI tract. It can also be used to stitch sections of the stomach closed in weight loss procedures. As the endoscope is able to pass into the gastrointestinal tract via the mouth, there is no need for surgical cuts or invasive surgery.
Modern endoscopes feature a range of tools, ensuring doctors can effectively carry out the required procedure. High-definition cameras ensure a detailed image of the intestinal tract is visible during the procedure and the stitching device allows for precise endoscopic suturing. Gastroenterologists can use endoscopic suturing instead of open or laparoscopic surgery, which means you may have less pain and a faster recovery.
Why do patients require Endoscopic Suturing?
Endoscopic suturing could be recommended if there are problems within a patient’s gastrointestinal tract. These could be:
- Unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding
- Abnormal holes or openings in the tract known as fistulas
- Non-healing or persistent ulcers that need repairing
- Tears or perforations in the gastrointestinal tract
Patients may also consider endoscopic suturing as an alternative to bariatric weight loss surgery. Significantly overweight patients may consider endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy which reduces the size of the stomach and uses endoscopic suturing to form the smaller stomach space.
Gastroenterologists may also need to use endoscopic suturing to close surgical wounds after a range of other endoscopic procedures such as: Endoscopic mucosal resection, Endoscopic submucosal dissection, or Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).
Dr Rehan Haidry: Endoscopic Suturing Consultant London
Dr Haidry is a highly experienced endoscopist. He regularly uses endoscopic suturing as an effective treatment for patients with a range of symptoms. Dr Haidry has an individualized and tailored approach for each patient he manage. Furthermore, he ensures patients have all the information they need to make a considered decision about any treatment. Get in touch to discuss your personal circumstances and referral to Dr Haidry.