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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 Our Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department has experienced attending physicians, specialized technicians, and nursing staff to provide excellent medical services.
Our hospital is certified by the Bureau of National Health Insurance for its “Trial Program for Enhanced Hepatitis B and C Treatment”. We not only help Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C patients to claim their NHI coverage, but also provide follow-up tracing and continuous care services.
Our department is equipped with Endoscopy Room, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Room, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Room, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Ultrasound Room, Hepatitis Consultation Room, and Liver Disease Research Center. With complete medical equipment and outstanding techniques, we offer the community with the best healthcare quality and comprehensive medical services.

Gastroenterological and hepatological diseases, such as diarrhea, abdominal distention, gastric acidity, defecation difficulty, difficulty swallowing (dysphasia), anorexia (loss of appetite), pancreatitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer, gallstone, unintentional weight loss, melena, hematemesis, jaundice, tiredness, ascites, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, cirrhosis, liver abscess, and liver function impairment, as well as colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer.

‧Endoscopy Rooms:

‧Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) room

Gastroscopy: examinations of esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
Colonoscopy: examinations of anal cavity, rectum, and sigmoid colon.
Carbon-13 (13C) urea breath test.
Helicobacter pylori test.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD)
Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage (ERBD)
Endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST)
‧Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Room ‧Gastroenterology and Hepatology Ultrasound Room
Abdominal Doppler ultrasound
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
‧Liver Research Center:
Molecular Biology Laboratory


Abdominal ultrasound.
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy: proctoscope, colonoscopy.
Liver biopsy, tissue biopsy, aspiration cytology.
Esophageal and stomach varicosity sclerotherapy or ligation.
Homeostasis (local injection, electrocautery, laser, heat probe).
Removal of foreign materials.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Endoscopic papillotomy (EPT).
Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage, lithotripsy, and biopsy.
Therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, interventional endoscopic ultrasound.
Liver tumor radiofrequency ablation, ethanol injection.
Esophageal dilatation, gastrointestinal dilatation.
Helicobacter pylori test, and Carbon-13 (13C) breath test.


Dr. Tsung-Ming Chen
  Ultrasound-guided interventional treatment for liver cancer (radiofrequency ablation RFA), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, disease and toxicant treatment, general gastrointestinal tract diseases, and gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Dr. Lien-Fu Lin
  Gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, therapeutic endoscopy (endoscopic biliary stone extraction, endoscopic hemostasis, gastroscopy, colonoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, interventional endoscopic
(一)、 Published papers:(醫學論文發表) 1: Lin LF et al. Transpancreatic Precut Sphincterotomy for Biliary Access:The Relation of Sphincterotomy Size to Immediate Success Rate of Biliary Cannulation Diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy Volume 2014, Article ID 864082, 7 pages 2.Lin LF et al. A gastrinoma in the Uncinate process of the pancreas. Images of the month. The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG). 2012: July issue (SCI). 3. Lin LF et al. Linear endoscopic ultrasound for clinically suspected bile duct stones. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association 2012; June 75:251-254. (SCI) 4.Lin LF et al. Cystic variant of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma. Image of the month. The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG). 2012: April issue (SCI) 5.Lin LF et al. Endoscopic ultrasound image of alpha-fetoprotein-producing pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma. Digestive and liver disease 2011 (SCI) 6.Lin LF et al.An Uncommon Cause of Hiccups: Sarcoidosis Presenting Solely as Hiccups. J Chin Med Assoc 2010; 73: 647-650 (SCI) 7.Lin LF et al. Endoscopic unroofing of intramural gastric abscess with insulated tip knife. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 25 (2010) 1901 (SCI) 8.Lin LF et al. Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine-needle Aspiration in Lung and Mediastinal Lesions. J Chin Med Assoc 2010; 73: 523-529 (SCI) 9.Lin LF et al. An uncommon peripancreatic cystic lesion: peripancreatic chyloma. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2010;25:1463 (SCI) 10.Lin LF et al. An uncommon cause of acute abdomen: Aortic dissection complicated by superior mesenteric artery occlusion. Journal of Digestive Diseases 2009; 10; 74–75 11.Lin LF et al. Experience of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in a regional teaching hospital. Indian J Gastroenterol 2008 Jul-Aug; 27: 156-158. 12.Lin LF, Huang PT, Ho KS, Tung JN. Autoimmune chronic pancreatitis.J Chin Med Assoc. 2008 Jan;71(1):14-22.(SCI) 13.Lin, LF, Tung, J.-N. Difficult Endoscopic Retrieval of a Migrated Stent inside a Pseudocyst. Case reports in gastroenterology 2008;2:199-203 14.Lin LF, Huang PT, Ho KS, Tung JN. Endoscopic Mucosal resection of Early Esophageal Carcinoma-Experience of Nine Cases. (J Chin Med Assoc. 2008; 61:347-352)(SCI) 15.Lin LF, Siauw CP, Ho KS, Tung JN. Hemoclip treatment for post-endoscopic sphincterotomy bleeding. J Chin Med Assoc. 2004 Oct;67(10):496-9. 16.Lin LF, Siauw CP, Ho KS, Tung JN.Biliary stenting with puncturing technique using Baron aspiration needle in ulcerative papillary carcinoma. J Chin Med Assoc. 2004 Sep;67(9):476-8 17.Lin LF, et al. Guidewire technique for endoscopic transpapillary procurement of bile duct biopsy specimens without endoscopic sphincterotomy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Aug;58(2):272-4. (SCI) 18.Lin LF, et al. Endoscopic hemoclip treatment of Gastrointestinalbleeding. The Chang Gung Med Journal 2001;24:307-  19.Lin LF, et al. Endoscopic treatment of gastric perofration after mucosectomy: report of a case. Gastroenterol J Taiwan 1999;16(4):25-7 20.Lin LF, et al. Mechanical lithotripsy of common bile duct stones.  Gastroenterol J Taiwan 1999;16 (4):1-4. 21.Lin LF, et al. ERCP in Post Billroth II gastrectomy patients:Emphasis on techniques. The Am J of Gastroenterol 1999;94:144-8.(SCI) 22.Lin LF, et al. Intralesional steroid injection in refractoryesophagojejunostomy anastomosis stricture, short term effect:report of a case and literature review. Gastroenterol J Taiwan 1997;14(4): 27-33. 23.Lin LF, et al. Non-operative treatment ofcholedochoduodenocutaneous fistula in a post Billroth II gastrectomy patient: a case report. Gastroenterol J Taiwan 1997;14 (4): 14-20. 24.Lin LF, et al. Needle-Knife precut endoscopic papillotomy: clinical experience in 12 patients with difficult cannulation. Gastroenterol J Taiwan 1997;14:1-5. 25.Lin LF, et al. Stent-guided sphincterotomy in Billroth II gastrectomy patients. Gastroenterol J Taiwan 1997;14:(3)14-19. 26.Lin LF, et al. Endoscopic sphincterotomy using modified techniques. Chinese J Gastroenterol 1989;6:29-34. 27.Lin LF, et al. Nonparasitic true cyst: a case report of lymphangioma of the spleen. The Kaohsiung J of Med Sci 1987;3:788-93. (二)、 Oral presentation and posters in GI convention: (消化系醫學會論文報告) 1:林連福. Clip Assisted Technique for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Periampullary Diverticulum (PAD) type B Patients 夾子輔助技術運用於B型壺腹周圍憩室患者的內視鏡逆行性胰膽管攝影 (中華民國104年消化系聯合學術演講年會口頭報告) 2:林連福.Linear Endoscopic Ultrasound for Clinically Suspected Bile Duct Stone 線性內視鏡超音波應用於臨床上懷疑膽管結石之病患 .2011台灣消化醫學週(Taiwan Digestive Disease Week,TDDW)(口頭報告) 3.林連福. 以導向鐵絲放置在主胰管方式來進行選擇性深部總膽管導管插入術. Selective Deep Common Bile Duct cannulation with guide wire placement in the main pancreatic duct. 民國100年消化糸聯合學術演講年會優秀壁報獎第三名 4.Lin LF et al. Hemoclipping for post sphincterotomy bleeding with and without prophylactic pancreatic stenting. 2010 Autumn GI convention (poster壁報) 5.Lin LF et al. The role of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration in lung and mediastinal lesions 2010 Summer GI convention (口頭報告). 6.Lin LF. Interventional endoscopic ultrasound 99年4月份中部地區消化系同好會專題演講 7.Lin LF et al. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) Guided Fine needle Aspiration (FNA) for Left Adrenal Gland Mass: A Preliminary Report. 2009 Autumn GI convention (poster壁報) 8.Lin LF, et al.2008 Autumn GI convention(口頭報告) Combined Endoscopic Sphincterotomy (EST) and Endoscopic Papillary Balloon Dilatation (EPBD) in cases of Difficult Endoscopic Sphincterotomy 9.Lin LF, et al.2008 Autumn GI convention (poster壁報)Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Celiac Plexus neurolysis-Report of Six cases 10.Lin LF, et al.2008 Autumn GI convention (poster壁報)Endoscopic Treatment of Pancreatic Pseudocysts in a Regional Teaching Hospital 11.Lin LF, et al. (poster 壁報) 2006 Autumn GI convention: Endoscopic Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration: EUS-FNA 12.Lin LF, et al. (poster壁報) 2006 Autumn GI convention: Endoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Tract Tumor (EMR and ESD) 13.Lin LF, et al.2006 Summa GI convention(口頭報告): INTRADUCTAL PAPILLARY MUCINOUS TUMOR (IPMT) OF THE PANCREAS, THE ROLE OF EUS, IDUS, EUS-FNA 14.Lin LF, et al. 2004 Autumn GI convention(口頭報告): Endoscopic trans-papillary biopsy (ETPB) from pancreatic duct (PD) in pancreatic lesions 15.Lin LF, et al. 2003 Autumn GI convention(口頭報告): Hemoclipping for major bleeding after endoscopic sphincterotomy 16.Lin LF, et al. 2001 Autumn GI convention(poster壁報): SOEHENDRA STENT RETRIEVER (SSR) IN TIGHT BILIARY STRICTURES 17.Lin LF, et al. 2001 Summer GI convention(口頭報告): Endoscopic Transpapillary Biopsy (ETPB) for Biliopancreatic Strictures 18.Lin LF, et al. Transparent cap-fitted endoscope for hemoclipping in gastrointestinal bleeding. Poster (壁報) 15th international workshop on therapeutic endoscopy Dec 2000 Hong Kong.
Dr. Pi-The Huang
  Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, internal diseases, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal diseases.
Dr. Chung-Cheng Liu
  Peptic ulcer, acute and chronic hepatitis, pancreatitis, abdominal pain, jaundice, gastritis, liver cancer, gallstone, loss of weight, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Dr. Ming-Hung Tsai
  Biliary diseases, pancreatic diseases, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasound.
Dr. Cheng-Yu Hsu
  Severe constipation or diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer, acute and chronic diarrhea, viral hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis and complications, pancreatitis, abnormal liver function, jaundice, and other internal diseases.
Dr. Min Yang Tsai
  Hepatitis B and C, medical illnesses, diarrhea, and various gastrointestinal diseases.
Dr. Yen-Chang Li
  Gastric ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, colon polyps, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and gallbladder and pancreatic disease.

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