DR. AGKOP AVAKIAN
After completing his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the State University of New York he was awarded his medical degree from the St. George’s University School of Medicine. He continued his post graduate training in Gastroenterology in the UK and was awarded his specialty completion certificate in Gastroenterology in Greece. Subsequently, he earned his fellowship in Interventional Endoscopy and accreditation from the Joint Advisory Group in GI Endoscopy (JAG) in the UK. Prior to joining SGH, he worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Evgenidio Hospital at the 3rd Endoscopy Unit of the Capodistrian University Medical School, in Athens, Greece. He has worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in the UK and Greece before moving to the UAE in 2015. He has been working at the Saudi German Hospital ever since.
JAG(UK) Certified Interventional Endoscopist
Subspecialty training in Luminal Gastroenterology
Special interest in colon cancer screening colonoscopy
Facilitator of SGHD esophageal manometry unit
Area of Interest
Hepatology - Diagnosis, and Management of Liver Diseases
Viral Hepatitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis.
Ultrasound guided liver biopsy
Gastroenterology - Diagnosis, and Management of GI diseases
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, Chronic Diarrhea
Nausea and vomiting, Dyspepsia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Heartburn / Reflux, Esophagitis, Barrett’s Esophagus
Colon Cancer Prevention Program
Diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy
Management of acute and chronic GI bleeding.
Endoscopic removal of polyps, Laser ablation of Barrett's Esophagus.
Stenting and dilatation of upper and lower GIT.
L.M.S.S.A Society of Apothecaries, London
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London
Specialist Registration in the General Medical Council, UK
Certification in Interventional Endoscopy JAG, UK
Specialization Certificate in Gastroenterology, Greece