Dr. Reshad Kurrimbukus

WHAT IS INTERNAL MEDICINE?

Internal medicine specialists, also known as general internal medicine specialists are specialist physicians trained to manage particularly complex or multisystem disease conditions that single-organ-disease specialists may not be trained to deal with.

They may be asked to tackle undifferentiated presentations that cannot be easily fitted within the expertise of a single-organ specialty, such as dyspnea, fatigue, weight loss, chest pain, confusion or change in conscious state.

They may manage serious acute illnesses that affect multiple organ systems at the same time in a single patient, and they may manage multiple chronic diseases or “comorbidities” that a single patient may have.

MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

I am specialised in several areas of medecine and can help consult individuals suffering from the following syndromes:

Gastroenterologists are doctors who study, diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas

Gastroenterologists treat conditions such as:

  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • anaemia 
  • inflammatory bowel disease, eg Crohn’s disease
  • short bowel syndrome

DIABETOLOGY

The diabetologist’s tasks include diagnosing and treating all types of diabetes. They also treat diseases that are closely related to diabetes, such as

  • Disturbances affecting lipid metabolism,
  • Severe obesity and
  • High blood pressure.


A diabetologist also carries out
preventive examinations with a view to the secondary diseases of diabetes.

RHEUMATOLOGY

Rheumatologists are physicians who investigate, diagnose, manage, and rehabilitate patients with musculoskeletal system disorders such as locomotor apparatus, bone, and soft connective tissues.

Rheumatologists treat conditions such as:

  • inflammatory joint disease, eg rheumatoid arthritis
  • degenerative joint disease, eg osteoarthritis
  • autoimmune disease, eg lupus
  • back problems
  • soft tissue disorders, eg tennis elbow
  • metabolic bone disorders, eg osteoporosis
  • crystal arthropathies, eg gout
  • musculoskeletal infections

NEPHROLOGY

The medical specialty of nephrology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. Many kidney diseases are not limited to the organ itself and may necessitate specialised treatment.

These disorders range from electrolyte imbalances and hypertension (high blood pressure) to the care of those suffering from kidney failure, which necessitates renal replacement therapy. Patients on dialysis or awaiting a kidney transplant may fall into this category.

Consultant nephrologists can find the problem using a variety of methods when diagnosing kidney disease. Blood tests, urine analysis, ultrasound scanning, renal biopsy, and physical examination are some of the standard diagnostic tests.

HEPATOGASTROENTEROLOGY

Hepato-gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on the digestive organs – how they work, what disorders they can cause, and how to treat digestive conditions.

A hepato-gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats an extremely wide range of digestive system disorders, including:

  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, etc.)
  • Diseases of the liver and bile ducts (stones, tumours, etc.)
  • Hepatitis
  • Digestive bleeding
  • Diseases of the pancreas
  • Digestive cancers.

ENDOSCOPY

An endoscopy is a procedure in which organs inside your body are examined using an endoscope.

A long, thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at one end is known as an endoscope. A television screen displays images of the inside of your body.

Endoscopes can be inserted into the body via the mouth and down the throat, or via the bottom.

When performing keyhole surgery, an endoscope can also be inserted into the body through a small cut (incision) in the skin.

My locations

I can offer consultations in several locations across Mauritius. Some of them are:

EDUCATION

DES Medecine Interne
Universite de Poitiers

DFMSA Gastro
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome DCEM
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome Docteur
Universite de Poitiers