Advanced Pancreatic Care: The Benefits of EUS-Guided Gastrostomy at Bumrungrad

June 10, 2024
The field of medical technology is ever-evolving, and one such advancement making waves is the EUS-guided pancreatic gastrostomy. This innovative procedure is particularly significant for patients experiencing pancreatic fluid collections, such as pseudocysts, which are often associated with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic trauma.

So, what exactly is EUS-guided pancreatic gastrostomy? EUS stands for Endoscopic Ultrasound, a technology that combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain detailed images and provide access to structures within the body. In this procedure, a special endoscope equipped with an ultrasound probe is used to locate the pancreatic fluid collection via the esophagus, to the stomach. Once the location of the fluid is identified, a needle is inserted through the stomach wall into the pancreatic fluid collection, creating a pathway, or "gastrostomy", that allows the liquid to drain into the stomach. This method is minimally invasive, requiring no large incisions, leading to quicker recovery times and reduced risk of complications compared to traditional surgery.

Bumrungrad International Hospital boasts the most extensive experience among Thailand’s private hospitals with this procedure. Our team of specialists, equipped with cutting-edge technology and extensive expertise, ensures that patients receive the highest standard of care. The success of EUS-guided pancreatic gastrostomy at Bumrungrad can be attributed to our doctors’ experience, commitment to adopting the latest medical technologies, and maintaining stringent standards of medical excellence.

For patients, this means access to a procedure that can significantly improve their quality of life by effectively managing pancreatic fluid collections without the need for more invasive surgical methods. The benefits include:
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • No visible scaring
  • Quicker returns to daily activities

EUS-guided pancreatic gastrostomy represents a significant leap forward in the treatment of pancreatic conditions. Bumrungrad International Hospital's pioneering role in this field underscores our dedication to providing advanced, patient-centered care. If you or a loved one is dealing with pancreatic fluid collections, consulting with our experienced team could be the first step towards a healthier future.

Provided by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pradermchai Kongkam

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