The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Digestive Disease Institute is led by a team of physicians and staff experienced in the most cutting-edge techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
Gastrointestinal cancer is a broad term used to describe a group of cancers affecting the digestive system, and includes cancer of the esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas and liver. These cancers are some of the most complex and for that reason, are often difficult to treat.
The gastrointestinal cancer team uses a multidisciplinary approach to create an individualized plan for each patient that includes comprehensive diagnosis, compassionate and personalized treatment, and follow-up care.
The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program’s dedicated experts work as a multidisciplinary team. The team consists of surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, and medical and radiation oncologists. Every patient’s case is discussed by this robust team of specialists at regular tumor board meetings to ensure the best treatment plan is designed for the individual patient. Our comprehensive care is supported by a range of services, including nutrition counseling, pain management, psychosocial support, and lifestyle medicine to help patients navigate the challenges of their cancer journey.
Our Program offers innovative diagnostic technologies, which support more accurate and efficient gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis. We provide the complete spectrum of innovative endoscopic and surgical treatments for gastrointestinal tumors. We perform minimally invasive resections with the latest laparoscopic and robotic approaches, and for early-stage esophageal, stomach and duodenum endoscopic resection, we offer endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection, procedures which are not widely available in the region.
For patients who require an organ transplant following the diagnosis of a gastrointestinal cancer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Transplant Center offers local, trusted, and experienced care. As the UAE’s first and only multi-organ transplant center, our facility performs cutting-edge, life-changing surgeries. Patients receive compassionate care and extended support and counseling to ensure the most successful medical outcome is achieved.