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Digestive system

  • Diagnostic gastroscopy

    DEFINITION:

    Gastroscopy is a diagnostic test that permits to visualise the upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) to detect potential problems or diseases, or to perform therapeutic procedures.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Gastroscopy is performed with an instrument called endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and a camera at the end.

    The endoscope is guided into the stomach and duodenum for possible anomalies. Patients can also take the opportunity to take tissue samples (biopsy).

  • Diagnostic colonoscopy

    DEFINITION:

    A colonoscopy is an diagnostic test that permits to visualise the inside of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, to detect possible problems or diseases.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Colonoscopy is performed with an instrument called a colonoscope, a flexible tube with a camera at the end. The colonoscope is inserted into the rectum and moved through the large intestine to the cecum.

    After placing the colonoscope, air is introduced into the intestine and the instrument is slowly removed to examine the inside of the intestine with the camera.

  • Diagnostic colonoscopy with biopsy

    DEFINITION:

    A colonoscopy is an diagnostic test that permits to visualise the inside of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, to detect possible problems or diseases.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Colonoscopy is performed with an instrument called a colonoscope, a flexible tube with a camera at the end. The colonoscope is inserted into the rectum and moved through the large intestine to the cecum.

    After placing the colonoscope, air is introduced into the intestine and the instrument is slowly removed to examine the inside of the intestine with the camera.

  • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy

    DEFINITION:

    Gastroscopy and colonoscopy are diagnostic tests that permit to detect problems or diseases.

    In a gastroscopy we can see the upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and in a colonoscopy  we can see the rectum and colon.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Patients will be sedated during both tests.

    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

    The stomach and intestine must be clean, so patients should use laxatives or enemas and they should attend the examination under fastening conditions..

    AFTER THE PROCEDURE: