Digestive Disease Center
The Beijing United Family Digestive Disease Center is committed to providing patients with comprehensive gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic disease diagnosis and treatment services. Our team is very experienced in, and skilled at, the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of gastrointestinal and liver diseases, especially chronic and refractory ones. We also use this experience and skill to carry out painless gastrointestinal endoscope technology under anesthesia. When it comes to gastrointestinal diseases, especially cancers, the Beijing United Family Hospital Digestive Disease Center is at the forefront of the field, and the department works closely with endoscopic, cancer, and laparoscopic experts for diagnosis and treatment. For difficult cases, our multidisciplinary team uses a patient-centered approach that integrates the best expert sources. This provides the patients with comprehensive consultation and assessment resources and personalized treatment programs, so that the patients can get the best medical care and the most effective and scientific medical assistance.
Disease Center provides all standard outpatient consultation services as well as emergency care. Our treatment and diagnostic services include but are not limited to the following diseases:
- Peptic ulcers
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Tumours of the digestive tract
- Gastric tumors
- colonic and rectal tumors
- hepato-bilio-pancreatic tumors
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- ulcerative colitis
- Celiac disease
- Gastric polyps, colonic polyps
- Constipation, diarrhea
Chronic liver disease, viral hepatitis
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Fatty liver disease
- Drug-induced liver disease and toxic hepatopathy
The services we offer include, but are not limited to, the following diagnoses and treatments:
Digestive system check：
- Painless gastroscopy, painless enteroscopy, painless colonoscopy
- Gastrointestinal endoscopy biopsy
- Liver biopsy
- Helicobacter pylori (C13) test
Endoscopic treatment (EMR)：
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- Endoscopic ultrasonography
- Endoscopic gastric and colonic polyp resection
- Early gastric and colon cancer endoscopic submucosal dissection
Our minimally invasive surgical treatments include:
- Surgery using the robotic da Vinci Surgical System
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer
- Radiotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer (Novalis Tx™ radiosurgery system)
Helicobacter pylori screening
The Beijing United Family Digestive Disease Center provides the helicobacter pylori C13 urea breath test using the most advanced Exalenz BreathID testing equipment from Israel. This equipment has been certified by the FDA in the United States, and is widely used in clinics and hospitals in Europe and the United States. The test offers more than 99% accuracy in terms of sensitivity and specificity of the results. The painless test only requires patients to fast 1 hour beforehand. Results will be available immediately, which means you won’t waste any time getting treatment.
Painless gastrointestinal colonoscopy
The Beijing United Family Digestive Disease Center ensures that your painless gastroenterology services, visits, endoscopies, outcome tracking, and treatment plan development are all carried out by the same professional doctor. The Digestive Disease Center can provide a one-time endoscopic polypectomy, which means you can take care of all polyps in one visit, reducing the number of visits to the doctor you need to make. We use highly advanced equipment for all our treatments. Should you need to undergo a procedure, our professional anesthesia team will ensure that you have a completely safe and pain-free experience, so all you need to focus on is getting some good rest.
Early cancer screening
The team at the United Family Digestive Disease Center has a wealth of diagnosis experience when it comes to early cancer screening. During the screenings, they use magnifying gastroscopy technology for thorough examination, which greatly increases the accuracy of diagnosis of small lesions.
Functional Dyspepsia Clinic
Functional dyspepsia is a chronic disease associated with a variety of complex physical and psychological factors. The Beijing United Family Digestive Disease Center has launched a functional dyspepsia specialist clinic, which combines gastroenterology, Chinese medicine, and psychology, in order to provide comprehensive medical treatment programs for the patients.
The Beijing United Family Digestive Disease Center Hepatology Department is made up of experts in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease, including hepatitis B and associated antiviral therapy, hepatitis B in pregnant women, and mother-and-child treatments. We are also skilled at dealing with complications from cirrhosis (ascites, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy), preventative treatments, and multidisciplinary liver cancer treatments.
Minimally invasive surgery
Should a patient require surgery, they may be able to undergo laparoscopic surgery, or surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System, depending on the case. These forms of minimally invasive surgery can be much less traumatic than traditional surgeries, and patients will be able to recover far more quickly.
The Beijing United Family Pathology Laboratory is certified by the American Medical Association (CAP), and all the doctors have more than 10 years of overseas working and study experience. They are highly experienced in the diagnosis of digestive system cancers and inflammatory diseases.
Radiotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer (Novalis Tx™ radiosurgery system)
The New Hope Oncology Center at Beijing United Family Hospital has a powerful Novalis Tx™ radiation therapy system. The advantages of this radiotherapy system are high precision, fast speed, and high flexibility. With the support of the Novalis Tx™ radiation surgery treatment platform and equipment, we are able to provide incredibly advanced, noninvasive treatment. The procedure protects healthy tissue effectively while killing tumor cells. Novalis Tx™ has a wide range of indications, and the treatment it provides is superior to other radiation therapy treatments. The New Hope Center at Beijing United Family Hospital is the first private hospital with the Novalis Tx™ radiation therapy system in Beijing.
Multidisciplinary team at the Digestive Disease Center
The multidisciplinary team at the Digestive Disease Center includes experts in various fields, such as gastroenterology, oncology, cancer surgery, radiation therapy, radiology, pathology, and many more. We provide customized, accurate, and effective treatment programs to our patients. We offer a full range of services, which include research, screening, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of the following experts:
Cancer Surgery: Jiafu Ji (gastrointestinal surgery), Ji Zhang (gastrointestinal surgery), Xiangqian Su (minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery), Yunfeng Yao (ophthalmological surgery), Chunyi Hao (hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery)
Oncology: Yanfei Gu, Lijun Tian, Lin Shen (digestive internal medicine), Xiaodong Zhang, Xiaotian Zhang
Radiation Therapy: Weihu Wang, Gaofeng Li, Mingyu Li, Yong Cai, Yongheng Li, Jing Jin
Digestive Medicine: Wei Geng, Zhanmin Shang, Tao Peng, Jie Yan
Surgery: Huiqi Yang, Haitao Xiao, Bikash Rai, Zonghui Han
Our auxiliary resources include the expertise of:
Pathology: Xubai Qiao
Anesthesiology: Wei Liu
Radiology: Yongzhong Li
Nutrition: Preoperative and postoperative nutrition guidance
Psychology: Lili Tang, Wei Zhang
Chinese Medicine: Wenhong Shao
Gastroenterology: Bikash Rai, Wencai Shen, Cherry Tao
Patients who are eligible for the Digestive Disease Center’s multidisciplinary consultation include:
Gastrointestinal cancer patients who have been diagnosed on their first visit to the doctor, and need multidisciplinary consultation;
Gastrointestinal cancer patients who have dieases that are complex or difficult to diagnose, or whose diagnoses are in question;
Patients with a late recurrence of refractory gastrointestinal cancer.
The benefits of having a multidisciplinary clinic are as follows:
It allows experts in diverse fields to work together to develop individualized treatment programs for patients;
It helps to avoid repeated consultations, and allows the most efficient treatment time;
Communication between our experts and patients is optimized;
The patient can save time, energy, and money.