About endoscopy

Endoscopy remains one of the most informative methods of modern diagnostics. The versatility of the procedure allows you to assess the state of various internal organs and tissues. Most often it is performed for the purpose of examining the gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy of the stomach or intestines, performed with modern and high-precision equipment, can help to timely detect gastrointestinal pathologies at an early stage of their development.

How is bowel endoscopy performed?

The procedure involves the introduction of a thin probe with a microscopic probe. It is a tiny camera that displays a detailed, accurate image on a computer monitor. Specialists visually assess the condition of the mucosal walls, they can accurately indicate the localization of erosions or neoplasms found during endoscopy. If an ultrasound probe located in the endoscope is inserted into the esophagus and other parts, this type of examination is called gastric endosonography.

The use of an endoscope refers to minimally invasive methods of treatment and examination. Gastric endoscopy can be performed both as a diagnostic procedure and as a method of surgical treatment. The introduction of an endoscope is possible at all levels of the gastrointestinal tract - both through the oral opening and the anus. Intestinal endoscopy can be performed to evaluate any area. During the procedure, together with the introduction of the endoscope, it is possible to carry out mini operations with small incisions.

Benefits of gastric and intestinal endoscopy:

  • Combination of diagnosis and surgical treatment.
  • Detailed visualization of organs and tissues.
  • A procedure that does not take a long time to complete.
  • Gastric/intestinal endosonography is performed without pain.
  • Minimally invasive technique - does not require opening the abdominal cavity.
  • Low-traumatic research method.
  • Affordable cost.

In what cases is intestinal endoscopy indicated?

The attending physician may prescribe gastric endosonography, depending on the results to be obtained.

Study. This diagnosis is prescribed according to the patient's complaints, general symptoms and initial consultation with a specialist. If the patient complains of bloating, flatulence, morning sickness, heartburn, painful and difficult swallowing, belching, then an endoscopy of the stomach or other organs of the gastrointestinal tract is performed in the clinic in order to establish the cause of this condition. Another reason for performing bowel endoscopy is the ability to use an ultrasound probe to assess the condition of nearby organs. For example, get more accurate information about the work and condition of the pancreas.

Confirmation of the diagnosis. Gastric endoscopy can be combined with biopsy. Part of the epithelium is scraped off the mucous membrane or from the surface of the neoplasm in order to confirm or refute the diagnosis associated with cancer.

Therapy. The use of endoscopy can be used directly as a method of treatment. In this case, the procedure is carried out not as a diagnosis, but as a method of minimally invasive removal of polyps in the intestine, cauterization of erosion and reduction of local bleeding.

How to properly prepare for an endoscopy

Rules for preparing for endoscopy at K+31

For the result of the study to be as informative as possible, endoscopy should be performed on an empty stomach. Stop eating solid foods 12 hours before your planned endoscopy. Also, in 2 hours, stop drinking any liquid - even ordinary water. This recommendation will allow endoscopy of the stomach or different parts of the intestine without pain. Diagnosis or treatment in the clinic will be comfortable.

Depending on the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and symptoms, the doctor may prescribe bowel cleansing procedures before the endoscopy. You can take the recommended laxative, or you may need to do a cleansing enema. For the procedure to pass without pain, you need to cleanse it 5-6 hours after dinner. It is optimal to do an enema before bedtime. Such recommendations are given by a physician if an endoscopy of the lower intestine is performed.

Preparation one week before endoscopy:

  • Refusal of antiplatelet drugs.
  • Temporary withdrawal of anticoagulants.
  • Reducing alcohol intake and smoking frequency.

Where to undergo the procedure in Moscow

Our clinic specializes in modern diagnostic and treatment methods. Highly qualified specialists will perform endoscopy painlessly, comfortably and minimize the risk of injury. The actual price for the examination is indicated in the price list. Or you can pre-contact the managers of the clinic to get advice, learn about the rules of preparation and the cost of the procedure.

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