Indications for performing an endoscopic examination may include:
A painful esophagus, stomach or intestinal discomfort can be a symptom of many different diseases.
This type of examination will allow you to make a diagnosis or to clarify the results, for example, if a classic ultrasound did not show the cause of malaise.
The examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract requires fasting for 6-8 hours before the procedure. To examine the colon, it must be cleared of stool.
You will receive detailed information on how to prepare for the test (when not to eat, when to stop drinking fluids) from us by e-mail.
For most endoscope examinations, you will be given a sedative and anesthetic after consulting with an anesthetist. This will increase the comfort of the examination.
An intravenous sedative induces relaxation and light sleep. Patients usually wake up within an hour, but the drug may take a little longer to work, so it is recommended not to drive until the next day.
General anesthesia (putting you to sleep for a period of time) is only given in very specific circumstances.
A team of specialists in our Medical Center can take advantage of both so-called upper endoscopy, i.e. gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Gastroscopy is where an endoscope is inserted through your mouth and throat into your esophagus, allowing the doctor to view your esophagus, stomach, and upper part of your small intestine.
In a colonoscopy, the doctor inserts an endoscope into the large intestine (colon) through the anus to examine this area of the digestive system.
Make an appointment with a doctor of a selected specialty at our Center in Gliwice – book an appointment conveniently via our website or on the Znanylekarz website.
If there is an indication for endoscopy, specialist doctors perform such an examination on an outpatient basis, in our modern endoscopy laboratory.
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