Events

HEH Lunchtime Talk: Gastro-oesophageal Reflux and Dyspepsia


Dr Kim Guowei
Associate Consultant
Division of General Surgery (Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgery)

Synopsis

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux (GORD) occurs when stomach acid or occasionally, stomach content, flows back into the food pipe (oesophagus) and irritates its lining.

Dyspepsia is a symptom complex of epigastric pain or discomfort which originates in the upper gastrointestinal tract. It includes symptoms of bloating, early satiety and sensation of indigestion. Of the many conditions which present as dyspepsia, gastric cancer and peptic ulcer disease are two important and common conditions.

Both GORD and dyspepsia are common conditions worldwide as well as in Singapore. This talk covers the management of both conditions with an emphasis on when to seek medical attention and how these conditions can be treated.


Venue : National University Hospital, 1 Main Building, O & G Seminar Room, Level 6 (between Wards 61 & 63)
Date : 10 February 2017
Time : 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Fee : Free. (Registration is required)
Contact phone : 67722184