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Digestive system

Your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Find out about how it works and some related conditions.

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Digestive system cancers

Trusted information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on liver cancer, bile duct cancer.

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Endoscopic ultrasound

An endoscopic ultrasound is usually a safe and effective way of finding out more about a problem in the lining of your upper digestive system and in structures beneath the lining.

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Anatomy

The human body has many different systems and organs that all serve different function. Learn more about the brain, heart, digestive system and other parts of the body.

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy

An upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your digestive system.

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Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

Acid reflux can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. The acid can cause the lining of your oesophagus to become inflamed or scarred. Surgery may be recommended if your symptoms continue while you are taking medication.

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Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication – day case

Acid reflux can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. Surgery, a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication, may be recommended if your symptoms continue while you are taking medication.

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Abdominal Surgery for Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. Surgery is usually recommended if medication fails to improve your symptoms.

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is when a flexible tube is inserted into the anus to view the inside of the large bowel. It helps diagnose or treat potentially harmful medical conditions.

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Laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy

Achalasia is not life-threatening but the symptoms can be disabling. A Heller’s cardiomyotomy is a dependable way to help you to swallow more easily for a long time.

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Laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure

Reversal of Hartmann’s procedure will allow you to open your bowels in the normal way. You will no longer need a stoma bag.

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