Esophago-gastro-bulboscopy is an examination method conducted with a chip endoscope for the purposes of viewing the esophagus, the stomach and the duodenum. In our practice, we use the newly developed i-scan technology. This image-enhanced endoscopy is useful for visual inspection of subtle changes in the mucosa, as for example Barrett’s oesophagus.
The examination is carried out under short-term anaesthesia, in case of high-risk patients with the support of an anaesthetist.
Stomach tissue samples are taken to verify the degree of inflammation and to determine possible Helicobacter infections or intolerances of disaccarides.
Further Helicobacter investigations are performed by hydrogen breath test and stool sample culture test. (Antibody tests of the blood are also possible but usually not recommended).
Ileocolonoscopy is an examination of the large and small intestines. It is used for early detection of cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. Preventative colonoscopy is recommended from the age of 50. As with esophago-gastro-buboscopy, we use i-scan technology with image-enhanced endoscopes. In the course of the examination, polyps are removed. If desired, the colonoscopy can be carried out under short-term anaesthesia (with the support of an anaesthetist where required).
- Proctology with ligature treatment and sclerotherapy
- Capsule endoscopy for viewing the esophagus, the small intestine, and the large intestine
- Treatment of Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis, including biologic treatment
2D and 3D ultrasound examination of the abdomen: liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder
LABORATORY EXAMINATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL TESTS
- Comprehensive blood test to exclude metabolic diseases such as diabetes, diseases of the liver, the kidneys and the pancreas, as well as cholesterol and lipid metabolic disorders. Tumor marker tests, virus serology, antibody detection and genetic tests.
- Allergy tests including IgE and IgG4, detection of intolerances such as food intolerance, lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption, sorbitol intolerance
- Sprue diagnosis
- Histamine metabolism, diaminoxidase, genetic tests where required
- Stool sample culture test: detection of dyspepsia, dysbacteriosis, membrane digestion disorders
- Detection of vitamin deficiency, micro elements analysis
- Immune status