Gastroenterologist in Johannesburg
Patient-focused GI treatments and procedures in Parktown, Johannesburg
38 Years of Experience
Thousands of Happy Patients
Meet Dr Schneider
- Mb. Ch.B University of Pretoria 1972
- Fellow of College of Physicians 1980
- Registered Gastroenterologist
- Fellow of American Gastroenterology Association
- Past President South African Gastroenterology Society
- Past President of African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology
Private Gastroenterology practice since 1981.
Gastroenterology Treatments & Procedures
It is recommended that all persons at average risk of colorectal cancer should first get screened for cancer when they are 50 years of age. The American Cancer Society has recently recommended screening from age 45, because of colorectal cancer occurring in younger individuals.
Gastroesophageal reflux, also known as acid reflux, occurs when the stomach contents reflux or back up into the oesophagus and or mouth. Reflux is a normal process that occurs in healthy infants, children, and adults. Most episodes are brief and do not cause bothersome symptoms or complications.
IBD is the collective name of a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestines. The principal types of the condition include Cohn’s disease that affects the small and large intestine, as well as the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and anus; and ulcerative colitis that is restricted to the colon and the rectum.
Functional GI disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional diarrhoea or constipation and functional dyspepsia are the most common conditions seen in gastroenterology practice. The diagnosis can usually be established with a thorough history and careful physical examination. Expensive endoscopic and laboratory tests are infrequently needed.
The small intestine is not often the source of major pathology. Most common are vascular abnormalities resulting in anaemia, small bowel polyps, coeliac disease and tumours. Problems with the small intestine can include : Peptic ulcers, Crohn's disease, infections, celiac disease, intestinal cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome , etc. Treatment depends on the cause.
Liver and Biliary disorders are the conditions that affect the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Examples include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, liver cancer & inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis & Wilson disease. Most are amenable to effective treatment. Treatment of chronic hepatitis may prevent subsequent conditions such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.
About My Practice
My practice is located at the Milpark Hospital, Parktown, Johannesburg.
Services offered include consultation, and endoscopy procedures, including:
- Colonoscopy, and
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
My practice has a fully equipped “in rooms” endoscopy suite. Patients are thus offered a choice of having their procedure in the rooms or being admitted to the clinic.
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd or 3rd most common cancer in the Western world. It is potentially preventable, which makes it a target for screening and prevention. Tests recommended: • High-sensitivity fecal occult blood test (FOBT), which checks for hidden blood in...
IBS is a common functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The condition is more common in females. The diagnosis rests largely on presenting symptoms, rather than special investigations including endoscopy. The current diagnostic criteria are contained in...
The objective of this article is to promote an understanding of the need for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and prevention. Current guidelines on screening will be presented. The awareness of risk factors will be highlighted. 1.24 million new cases of CRC were...
Contact Dr Schneider
9 Guild Rd, Suite 202,
2nd Floor Milpark Hospital
Telephone: 011 482-3010
Emergency: 074 102 2040
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM
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