The hepato-gastroenterological practice at ZHUMC involves the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with liver problems, digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus), bile ducts and pancreas.

Our collaborative approach to digestive healthcare ensures our patients with comprehensive treatment of all types of digestive diseases. A team of specialists meets regularly to create a tailored treatment plan for patients. Our division is nationally renowned for providing an excellent level of quality care.

In the endoscopy unit, combining experience with advanced and modern equipment allows us to visualize the interior of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine and colon, and to perform various procedures such as sampling, resection of a polyp or even a superficial tumor, or stopping hemorrhage. Our physicians frequently perform eso-gastro-duodenoscopies and ileo-colonoscopies.


Our services are sought after by a high number of patients, as we regularly perform digestive interventions with excellent outcomes, including enteroscopy, video-capsule examination, in addition to advanced techniques of ERCP and SpyGlass for various pancreatic and biliary disorders.

Our division is also actively involved in the training of young doctors (medical students, residents and fellows) who diligently work together on interventional research projects.


Message From The Chair


The Division of Gastroenterology at ZHUMC delivers comprehensive, patient-centered digestive health care and strives to meet future challenges through research, education and innovation. We seek to achieve these goals in an environment where excellence in all areas is key.


Mahmoud Hallal, M.D.

Division Chair


Tel: +961-1-851040 Ext: 3360/3361