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Gastroenterology Department

In ANASSA’s Gastroenterology Department, the following diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures are performed:

Gastroscopy

This is the most accurate examination for investigating symptoms dealing with conditions of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum due to accurate diagnosis and confirmation via biopsies. It is a safe and fast examination (lasts approximately 5-15 minutes).

The following are performed within the gastroscopic procedure:

  • Examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum by using a flexible endoscope to diagnose diseases such as ulcer, hiatus hernia, esophagitis, neoplasms, etc.
  • Treatment of benign or malignant strictures of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • Removal of esophageal varices
  • Management of acute and chronic bleeding
  • Removal of polyps of different sizes

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is the best examination for investigating conditions of the large intestine because it allows an accurate diagnosis via biopsy. It is performed with a colonoscope, a thin flexible device capable to transfer the image from the examination (inside of the large intestine) to a special screen.

Process of Colonoscopy:

  • Examinationof large intestine as well as final segment of the small intestine. The aim is accurate diagnosis of disorders such as inflammatory diseases, diverticulitis, neoplasms, etc.
  • Removal of polyps of diverse sizes, management of any levels of bleeding, placement of stents to prevent obstruction of lumen, treatment of benign intestinal structure.

Capsule endoscopy

This is the best examination for investigating symptoms and conditions of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum, allowing accurate diagnosis through biopsy.  It is a safe and timeless examination (lasts approximately 5-15 minutes).

This is a non-surgical, safe and painless method by which a tube is inserted through the skin and ends up in the stomach cavity. The patient is fed through this tube. Tube insertion does not require general anesthesia and is indicated for patients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) due to neurological disorders, e.g. Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), Patients with recurrent episodes, of aspiration pneumonia, dementia, patients with severe neurological diseases, and pharyngeal or esophageal tumors.

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