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Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei City Hospital

About us
The Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei City Hospital is composed of the six gastroenterology departments across the five general hospital branches of Taipei City Hospital, namely:

Renai Branch,
Heping Branch
Yangming Branch
Zhongxiao Branch
Zhongxing Branch

All of these branches have there own division of Gastroenterology. Gastroenterologist of all these branches cooperates with each other in terms of service, continuous education and development as well as with respect to further study and research. We provided Inpatient and Outpatient services as well as Ultrasound/Endoscopy examinations and related diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Among these braches, the Renai Branch, the former Taipei Municipal Renai Hospital before its unification with other Municipal Hospitals of Taipei to become one Taipei City Hospital, has long been well known as one of the most prestigious gastroenterology centers in Taiwan. It is also one of the major training centers for gastroenterology specialists and GI endoscopists. In addition to serving patients with gastrointestinal problems and carrying out endoscopy examinations, services targeting liver disease and abdominal ultrasound was also established early in this hospital and that is why the Liver Center of Taipei City Hospital was set up in this Branch in 2000. (Please refer to Liver Center)

Our services
A. Outpatient services and Inpatient services for patients with gastrointestinal problems and hepatobiliary problems  
B. Endoscopy examinations and related procedures
Examination under heavy sedation (painless examination) is available
1 UGI Endoscopy and related procedures

  • Diagnostic UGI panendoscopy (EGD panendoscopy)
  • Esophageal Variceal Ligation (EVL)
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Endoscopic Sclerosant Therapy for Esophageal and Gastric Varices
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG )
  • Bacteriology examinations for Helicobacter pylori (CLO test)
2. Colonoscopy examination and related procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosectomy and Submucosal Dissection
3. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) and related procedures including:
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stone removal (lithotripsy)
  • Stenting and drainage
4. Endoscopic Ultrasound
5. Urea Breath Test for Helicobacter pylori

C. Abdominal ultrasonography and ultrasound related procedures
(for more detail information, please refer to our Liver Center)
1. Abominal Ultrasonography
2. Echoguide Pucture and Aspiration
3. Echoguide Liver Biopsy and Tumor Biopsy
4. Percutaneous Ethanol Injection for Liver Cancer
5. Radiofrequency Ablation for Liver Cancer