Gastroscopy is an endoscopic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract, ie the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. It allows for accurate diagnostics as well as therapeutic action including, among others, removing a foreign body, polyps or stopping bleeding. The examination is safe, painless and short. Diagnostics is performed using a gastroscope, i.e. a flexible probe equipped with a vision track. This allows the doctor to accurately assess the image displayed on the monitor. This enables the direct assessment of the mucosa, taking specimens for histopathological examinations and for assessing the presence of Helicobacter pylori , the so-called urease test.
IndicationsDiagnostic gastroscopy is recommended for:
- abdominal pain, belching, flatulence, heartburn and so-called dyspeptic symptoms,
- suspected gastric or duodenal ulcer,
- suspected cancer,
- swallowing difficulties,
- weight loss, anemia,
- suspected or presence of gastrointestinal bleeding,
- suspected drug-induced damage to the mucosa of the upper gastrointestinal tract in long-term patients using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
- and as a prophylactic examination in patients with an increased risk of cancer development (people with long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease, with Barrett's esophagus, with pernicious anemia in the course of atrophic gastritis, after gastric resection).
Preparation for gastroscopy
- On the day of the examination, for at least 6 hours until the examination is performed, please refrain from consuming any meals and drinking fluids. The patient must be fasting.
- People with diseases that require constant, regular medication (e.g. hypertension, heart disease, epilepsy, etc.) on the day of the examination should take the morning dose of the drug with a little water.
- People suffering from diabetes should consult a doctor on how to prepare for the test and inform about diabetes on the registration of our center.
- People taking medications that reduce blood clotting (e.g. acenocoumarol, sintrom, ticlide, plavix or aspirin, acard, acesan and others) should inform the doctor performing the test.
- Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor on how to prepare for the test.
Colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the large intestine. It is the best examination of the large intestine available, allowing for the direct and most accurate assessment of the large intestine, removal of polyps and sampling for histopathology. The examination is performed using a colonoscope, i.e. a flexible probe 130-160 cm long, equipped with a vision track. During the examination, the image of the inside of the intestine is displayed on the monitor and assessed by the doctor. During the examination, it is also possible to take a biopsy and to take therapeutic measures, e.g. polypectomy or stopping bleeding. Colonoscopy requires preparation (cleaning) of the large intestine prior to the examination.
Ultrasound of the prostate gland TRUS
Rubberizing of hemorrhoids
Banding hemorrhoids (rubberizing hemorrhoids) is a procedure performed by a specialist physician, which consists in putting on elastic bands to close the varicose veins. Treatment is slightly onerous for the patient.
Penile Doppler ultrasound
"Polyp" means a lesion raised above the mucosa. Histopathological examination determines its microscopic structure. Endoscopic polypectomy in the large intestine is a safe and painless procedure. On an outpatient basis, polyps up to 10 mm are removed. Larger or numerous are removed during hospitalization.
Testicular Doppler ultrasound
Rectoscopy is an examination of the anal canal and rectum with the use of a disposable speculum - rectoscope. The examination is performed in the lateral or knee-elbow position. The aim of rectoscopy is the morphological assessment of the mucosa of the lower colon. If necessary, the doctor may take material for bacteriological or histopathological examination during the examination.
Simoidoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the end of the large intestine - rectum, sigmoid colon and descending colon. The examination, like the colonoscopy, is diagnostic or therapeutic. It is based on the assessment of the mucosa and enables the removal of polyps or stopping bleeding.
Ultrasound of the scrotum
Ultrasound (USG) is an examination that uses ultrasound waves. The use of ultrasound waves in diagnostics is safe and they do not have any harmful effects, even in the case of repeated tests. For this reason, ultrasound examination is called non-invasive and can be performed even in young children and pregnant women. Ultrasonography has been used in all medical specialties. In gastroenterology, it is the primary examination of abdominal organs such as the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, pancreas and spleen. Using ultrasound, it can be determined whether there are focal lesions (tumors) in the abdominal organs, liver cirrhosis, inflammatory changes in the pancreas or gallbladder stones. In specialized gastroenterological centers, ultrasound is also used to assess the intestines, especially in patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. In our ultrasound laboratory we perform the following tests:
- prostate (prostate)
A gene is a conventional unit of inheritance that causes the occurrence of a specific feature of an organism. Genetic diseases are a heterogeneous group of diseases caused by an abnormal structure or number of genes or chromosomes. Each cell of the human body (except the egg or sperm) has a complete set of genetic information in the form of 23 chromosomes inherited from the mother and 23 chromosomes inherited from the father. The chromosome is a double-stranded DNA molecule. Genetic testing is the analysis of a person's genetic material, that is, DNA. DNA is a chemical compound found in chromosomes, on which individual, unique information concerning, among other things, the appearance and disease predisposition of each person is "written". Genetic diseases are congenital, and accompanying abnormalities are often detectable early in life, in fetal life, or shortly after birth. Not all genetic diseases are inherited. Some are caused by a new mutation that took place in the egg or sperm cell before fertilization, much less often in one of the cells of a human embryo at a very early stage of its development. Not all genetic diseases are accompanied by ailments, it often happens that we learn about a genetic disease at an adult age. By increasing the quality of medical care and patients' awareness of risk factors, we offer a modern diagnostic tool. To perform a genetic test, a sample of the patient's biological material is needed - blood or saliva. The tests are performed at the doctor's request, after receiving a referral. Before the examination, the patient also fills in a document entitled "Informed consent to the collection of biological material." Reading takes a maximum of 25 business days from downloading the material. To obtain the result, you must visit the doctor who ordered the test.
Also known as: laboratory diagnostics, medical analytics, laboratory medicine is a discipline of medicine whose task is to determine the composition and biological and physicochemical parameters of blood or other materials taken from the patient. They are used for prophylactic purposes, diagnosis or treatment monitoring. Laboratory tests are carried out using the techniques of:
- instrumental analysis
Ultrasound elastography is an innovative method of imaging organs and tissues. It is a digital extension of the palpation examination. The assessment of the hardness of the tissue or organ allows for a thorough examination and, consequently, the detection of lesions. Elastography is used in the diagnosis of breast, thyroid and liver diseases.
EKG - Echocardiography allows the assessment of heart function. It consists in connecting the electrodes to the chest and reading the voltage difference (potential) between them. The ECG record is obtained in the form of an electrographic curve on graph paper or on a monitor screen. The test result allows for the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease