Dr. Mohammed Shareef Tholoor Gastroenterologist Dubai UAE – Profile of Dr. Mohammed Shareef Tholoor Gastroenterologist at Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, Al Garhoud, Dubai
Dr. Mohammed Shareef Tholoor Gastroenterologist
Dr Mohammed Shareef Tholoor is a specialist gastroenterologist, accredited and certified from the Joint Royal Colleges Training Board, UK and the British Society of Gastroenterology. He completed his initial post graduate training in Internal Medicine in the UK and Australia and was awarded his membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2006. His higher specialist training in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine was at the prestigious Cambridge deanery rotation. During his training, he was fortunate to have worked in some leading hospitals including Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and St George’s Hospital, London. He was board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine in 2013.
In addition to his board training in Gastroenterology, he has also completed one year of Research Fellowship in Advanced Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy. He has been fully accredited in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Upper GI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy since 2010. Prior to joining Mediclinic, he worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the prestigious St Mark’s Hospital, London, a world Centre of Excellence. He worked in the UK’s NHS for thirteen years, three years of which as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and during this time obtained extensive experience in broad areas of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and Hepatology.
He has published papers and review articles in some of the leading international peer-reviewed journals and has presented at international meetings. He won the ‘’Best Presentation ’’ award at the United European Gastroenterology conference in 2012. Dr Mohammed Shareef Tholoor strongly believes in taking a holistic view when treating his patients, putting their concerns, views and preferences at the centre of their clinical care. In addition to carrying out thorough assessment with appropriate investigations, he also believes in giving equal attention to the diet and lifestyle. He is a member of the British society of Gastroenterology, the Royal College of Physicians, UK and the American Gastroenterological Association.
– Abdominal pain
– Acid reflux
– Swallow problems
– Oesophageal diseases
– Irritable bowel syndrome
– Food intolerance
– Diarrhoea and constipation
– Inflammatory bowel disease
– Jaundice and hepatitis
– Preventing and treating early cancers of the gut
– Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
– Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of early cancers in the gut
– Patient education
Mediclinic Welcare Hospital
Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gastroenterologist in Dubai
Gastroenterologists are specialists in diagnosing and treating disorders of your digestive system. This includes the entire digestive system from top to bottom. Digestion is an incredibly lengthy process involving a number of highly complex organs all working together to process our food, extract and store nutrients, and finally dispose of waste products. Each piece of the system can become disturbed in a manner that may require a trip to a specialist in order to understand why certain symptoms are occurring, in addition to treatment for alleviating any discomfort.
A Gastroenterologist must first complete a three-year Internal Medicine residency and is then eligible for additional specialized training (fellowship) in Gastroenterology. This fellowship is generally 2-3 years long so by the time Gastroenterologists have completed their training, they have had 5-6 years of additional specialized education following medical school.
Gastroenterologists also receive dedicated training in endoscopy (upper endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy) by expert instructors. Endoscopy is the use of narrow, flexible lighted tubes with built-in video cameras, to visualize the inside of the intestinal tract. This specialized training includes detailed and intensive study of how and when to perform endoscopy, optimal methods to complete these tests safely and effectively, and the use of sedating medications to ensure the comfort and safety of patients. Gastroenterology trainees also learn how to perform advanced endoscopic procedures such as polypectomy (removal of colon polyps), esophageal and intestinal dilation (stretching of narrowed areas), and hemostasis (injection or cautery to stop bleeding). Importantly, Gastroenterologists learn how to properly interpret the findings and biopsy results of these studies in order to make appropriate recommendations to treat conditions and/or prevent cancer.
Gastroenterology is the field of medicine concerned with the human digestive system. Including the stomach, the esophagus, and more, doctors in the field are well versed in handling illnesses and ailments which might cause interruption and problems with the digestive process. As they are doctors, their initial education path is not different in any meaningful way from any other medical doctor. They must attend medical school and follow that up with a residency in their chosen specialty.
As specialists in the field of digestion, doctors of gastroenterology are called upon to both diagnose and treat conditions, illnesses, and diseases which affect the human body’s digestive system. This may include some preliminary diagnosis of certain cancers of the stomach and esophagus, though these may be treated more fully by a more specific doctor of oncology (who may be a gastroenterologist himself). As with any medical doctor, most individuals in this field can expect to work long hours and to be on call for much of their leisure time in the event of an emergency.
Gastroenterology deals with the diseases and disorders in the digestive system. Problems in gastroenterology can be serious, if left untreated. Diagnosing the condition in early stage and giving proper treatment can help improve the quality of life of the patients.
5 Gastroenterology Related Problems
Constipation is a condition in which the bowel movements are hard or infrequent to pass. Sometimes, it may be painful to pass stools. It is the most common gastroenterology complaint in the U.S. Constipation may be a symptom of some other condition, like anorexia disorders..It can be treated by increasing the amount of fiber in your food, exercising and passing stools when you have the urge instead of resisting it. Constipation can cause strain and anal problems like hemorrhoids. Hence, it should be treated as quickly as possible.
2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is an annoying condition characterized by abdominal pain, changes in bowel movement, cramps and excess gas. Harder or looser stools, alternating constipation and diarrhea are the warning signs of this syndrome. Diet, medications and emotional stress can aggravate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Approximately one in every 6 people suffer from this syndrome in the U.S. Avoiding caffeine, tea and colas, avoiding large meals and including more fiber in diet can help get relief from these symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe some medications to alleviate the symptoms.
3. Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the U.S. nearly 130,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer every year. The condition begins as polyps. Diagnosing benign growths in the tissues in the colon lining and rectum can help reduce complications. However, if the polyps grow, cancer develops and starts damaging the surrounding tissues. More often, this type of cancer does not show any symptoms in the initial stage. This makes screening more important. Symptoms may include changes in bowel habits, blood in stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss and tiredness.
4. Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcer is a hole in the stomach or esophagus lining. The lining of the digestive system is corded by acidic digestive juice, causing ulcer. A study shows that at 5 to 10% of adults suffer from peptic ulcer at some point of their life. If the peptic ulcer affects the stomach, it is called gastric ulcer and if it affects esophagus, it is called esophagus ulcer. Indigestion like pain, difficulty in swallowing, feeling unwell after taking food, weight loss and loss of appetite are some of the symptoms of peptic ulcer. If ulcer becomes serious, it may cause signs like blood vomiting, nausea and black stools.
Colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the colon. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. The rectum, which is the end of colon, is the most commonly affected part in colitis. The condition causes the colon to become inflamed and ulcers may be formed in the colon lining. There may be bleeding, pus and mucus in the ulcers. Abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea are the common symptoms of colitis.