Bile duct evaluation and diagnosis
Cirrhosis of the liver
Colon Cancer Prevention
Complicated Abdominal Pain
Stents in bile ducts
“I like people, and that’s why they like me. It’s very rewarding to me when patients return for many years, so I know they are protected and comfortable, with the best possible attention.”
Dr. Fernando Granai is a gastroenterologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive tract. In addition to performing endoscopic gastric studies, he has extensive experience working with patients who suffer from hepatic, or liver disease.
Dr. Granai has been an honored guest speaker, respected associate, and valuable participant in medical seminars and conventions around the world. By invitation of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, World Congress of Gastroenterology, and British Society of Gastroenterology, to name a few, Dr. Granai has attended scientific meetings throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America, for over 25 years.
From the time you first begin to suffer abdominal pain, until surgical intervention is indicated, the gastroenterologist is your new best friend. Most patients are familiar with endoscopy when the doctor looks down your throat to the stomach, or a colonoscopy to search for pre-cancerous polyps in the colon and lower intestines. However, there are dozens of branches, ducts, canals, and systems in between that require close investigation to be sure everything is flowing smoothly.
ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a procedure used to diagnose diseases of the gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and liver. The test looks “upstream” into the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, where the digestive fluid comes from, and follows that journey toward the intestines. During an ERCP exam, Dr. Granai would use an endoscope to identify the bile duct and feed a catheter into it to examine the inside of the digestive system and then inject a contrast agent. The fluid shows on x-rays, allowing the doctor to see the interaction between the digestive organs.
At Digastro, in zone 10 of Guatemala City, Dr. Granai offers the latest techniques and equipment to measure stiffness or fat content of the liver, for patients who suffer from chronic liver disease, hepatic fibrosis, or cirrhosis. Transient elastography with the FibroScan method is rapid, accurate, non-invasive, and is performed in Guatemala only at Dr. Granai’s clinic. It is a painless and risk-free alternative to liver biopsies.
Dr. Granai treats all his patients like family, that’s why he recommends that everyone with chronic gastric issues should get regular check-ups to avoid a medical emergency.
Mayo Clinic, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department
American College of Gastroenterology
Francisco Marroquín University – UFM, School of Medicine, Guatemala
World Congress of Gastroenterology
University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Dept. of Medicine, Sheffield, England
Clinical and Provincial Hospital, Barcelona, España
Roosevelt Hospital, Internal Medicine Department, Guatemala
Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala
Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver – ALEH
National Congress of Internal Medicine, Guatemala City.
Central America and Caribbean Society of Gastroenterology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Guatemalan Association of Internal Medicine
Central America and Caribbean Congress of Internal Medicine
Esperanza University Hospital and Herrera Llerandi Hospital
National Congress of Gastroenterology
Francisco Marroquín University – UFM, School of Medicine
Latin America Association of Internal Medicine of Guatemala
Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of Guatemala.
Association of Internal Medicine of Guatemala
Centro Médico Hospital of Guatemala
World Congress of Gastroenterology, Vienna, Austria
Pan American Congress of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association – AGA
Asociación de Gastroenterología de Guatemala
Association of Internal Medicine of Guatemala
British Society of Gastroenterology – BSG.
European Association for the Study of the Liver
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Guatemala
National Congress of Internal Medicine, Guatemala
Esperanza University Hospital and Herrera Llerandi Hospital.
Central America Society of Gastroenterology
Society of Internal Medicine of Guatemala
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