Medical consultancy services
Island Medical Specialists offer specialised services for all your medical needs. Referrals are preferred but we would be happy to assist you even if you do not have one. Our expert staff performs pain free procedures with excellent results. For us, customer satisfaction is the top priority, whether for a small need or big need. The medical specialists at our center are qualified, trained and certified to perform any required procedures. We provide consultancy services under the following sub specialties:
We are also equipped with Microlabs and Diagnostic pathology Services in-house laboratories which saves us time and money. We do not need to outsource for minor tests which results in affordable pricing. We are also home of the Vein Center of Jamaica International Health Cards, and cards such as Aetna &Bupa are accepted.
Strict confidentiality norms are practiced. No personal information is handed over to any person or organisation, as privacy is of importance for every patient. Prior consent is taken before providing any personal information about any patient. You will be provided exceptional care, with or without referral. All the doctors are specialised which gives us an edge over the others.
Call us today to arrange with one of our specialised doctor and we will provide a customised solution for your problem and get you on your path to a healthy outcome.
Micro-labs Ltd. laboratory services allows for the processing of all blood and fluid samples including advanced processing required specialised testing in the United States. Our state of the art Diagnostic Pathology Services Laboratory processes all tissue samples and cytology to ensure that your results are available in a timely fashion.
Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease. The word pathology is from Greek πάθος, pathos, “feeling, suffering”; and -λογία, -logia, “the study of disease”. Pathologization, to pathologize, refers to the process of defining a condition or behavior as pathological, e.g. pathological gambling. Pathologies is synonymous with diseases. The suffix “path” is used to indicate a disease, e.g. psychopath.
Pathology addresses 4 components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development (pathogenesis), structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations).
Pathology is further separated into divisions, based on either the system being studied (e.g. veterinary pathology and animal disease) or the focus of the examination (e.g. forensic pathology and determining the cause of death).
General pathology, also called investigative pathology, experimental pathology, or theoretical pathology, is a broad and complex scientific field which seeks to understand the mechanisms of injury to cells and tissues, as well as the body’s means of responding to and repairing injury. Areas of study include cellular adaptation to injury, necrosis, inflammation, wound healing, and neoplasia. It forms the foundation of pathology, the application of this knowledge to diagnose diseases in humans and animals.
The term general pathology is also used to describe the practice of both anatomical and clinical pathology.
GASTROENTEROLOGY is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and it’s disorders. These disorders may affect the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas.
A GASTROENTEROLOGIST is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive tract. Gastroenterologists are Internal Medicine Specialists who have completed an additional 2-3 year fellowship in Gastrointestinal disorders.
Gastroenterologists are able to assist with a wide variety of problems extending from the esophagus all the way along the digestive tract to the anal canal. A small sample of medical problems for which you would see a gastroenterologist for include;
- Acid Reflux (GERD)
- Helicobacter pylori infection and Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Allergy to wheat (Celiac Disease), Small intestinal Malabsorption problems
- Diarrhea of all types
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
- Cancer of the colon and rectum, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer
- Liver and Biliary Disorders (Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, gallstones) due to infections, alcohol abuse and autoimmune diseases
At IMS, we provide Specialist consultation for all types of Gastrointestinal disorders.
Gastroenterologist are also experts in Endoscopic testing (Endoscopes are small flexible telescopes that are used to look in the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and biliary tract). Gastroenterologists undergo several years of mandatory endoscopic training to ensure that the endoscopic procedures preformed are safe and thorough. At IMS, all your endoscopic procedures are performed by fully trained gastroenterologists with years of experience to ensure that your test is done safely and to the highest medical standard.
At IMS, GI endoscopic tests that are available include;
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- PEG (feeding) tube placement
- ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Gastroenterologists are also especially concerned with preventing colon and rectal cancer in people who are at increased risk, for several reasons, including a Family History, and also in patients at Normal Risk because of age over 45 – 50 years . These patients are often advised to have a screening Colonoscopy to find and remove per-cancer polyps, and then are offered regular surveillance. (typically every 5 to 10 years.)
Urology or genitourinary surgery refers to the surgical specialty that focuses on the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive system. Urologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the following organ systems:
The urinary tract: kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra
The male reproductive system: testes, prostate, penis, vas deferens and seminal vesicles
Urologist manage a wide spectrum of disease conditions, some requiring medical therapy and others requiring surgical correction. Some of the more common urological disorders are listed below.
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Elevated PSA
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney stones
- Urinary retention/ difficulty voiding
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Haematuria (blood in the urine)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Male infertility
- Chronic prostatitis
- Urinary incontinence
Many urological procedures can be done without hospital admission e.g. prostate biopsy, cystoscopy, circumcision and vasectomy. More complex operations will require hospital admission for a few days.
Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with cancer. Oncology is concerned with:
- Treatment (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)
- Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment
- Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies
- Screening for early detection of cancer
- Preventive Onology, aimed at reducing cancer risk
Medical oncologists are physicians trained in the medical management of cancer. Their main area of expertise is in the systemic or drug treatment of cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and, increasingly, new molecular targeted therapy. These may be given in order to cure the disease, or for palliative care, although as treatments have improved advanced cancer is becoming a longer-term chronic disease for many patients. Medical oncologists work with surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, specialist nurses and allied health professionals, all contributing to the care of patients at different stages.