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Gastroenterology Unit

The Istishari Arab Hospital provides a comprehensive range of advanced services to test, diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, peptic ulcer disease, liver and pancreatic diseases.

The Unit of gastroenterology is introducing a new program for colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths amongst men and women and yet it is one of the most preventable and often curable with early screening, detection and diagnosis. Screening for colorectal cancer can detect precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

Medical Services

• Diagnosis and Management of Digestive Diseases
• Inflammatory bowel diseases with special expertise in Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis treatment, multimodal therapy, treatment with Biologicals / TNF alpha antibodies
• Diagnosis and Management of all Liver Diseases, including Hepatitis B and C and NASH
• Nutritional medicine unit: Food Allergies (Especially Celiac Disease), Intolerances, Obesity, and enteral nutrition in chronic diseases
• Upper GI Endoscopy / stomach and duodenum (Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
• Colonoscopy (Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
• ERCP (Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
• Enteroscopy (Endoscopy of the Small Intestines)

Head of Gastroenterology Unit

Dr. Yaser Abu Safiyeh

Dr. Yaser Abu Safiyeh

Gastroenterologist Consultant

Dr. Yaser Abu Safiyeh is a consultant Gastroenterologist and physician. He Holds a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Jordan in 1980. Dr. Abu Safiyeh obtained the Jordanian Board and the Arab Board Certificate in Internal Medicine.

Previously, he held several positions as a consultant in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University Hospital, and worked at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar. Dr. Abu Safiyeh also worked as an assistant professor at the School of Medicine at Al-Quds University, and served as an associate professor and Chief of Medicine Department at Al-Najah University. He has 22 published papers, and peer reviewer in three medical journals.

Dr. Abu Safiya is currently a consultant Gastroenterologist and physician, and one of the founders of Arab Group Hospitals. He is also a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association.

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