Endoscopic examination permits to examine internal organs with the help of illumination optical system – endoscope. Rigid endoscopes are most commonly used in surgery, while flexible ones are intended for diagnostics. ENT-organs, rectum, liver and bile-excreting ducts are examined with the use of endoscopes.
Fibroesogastroduodenoscopy or gastroscopy (FEGDS) is an effective and most reliable examination of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, which is performed by the video gastroscope (at Healthy & Happy Medical Center by modern Olympus apparatus).
The examination helps the doctor to identify the nature of inflammation, check for neoplasms of the upper gastrointestinal tract, the degree of GIT damage, and, based on the data obtained, prescribe treatment. Gastroscopy is performed to confirm and /or exclude the diagnosis, namely: peptic ulcer, gastritis, neoplasms of the stomach, and duodenum. In addition, the procedure is prescribed for the prevention of the digestive system diseases after 35-40 years.
Gastroscopy is performed if peptic ulcer disease, erosion, gastritis, esophagitis, duodenitis, cancer of the esophagus and/or stomach, including if the patient is at risk.
Indications to FEGDS:
FEGDS is performed on an empty stomach, so you must avoid eating for 8-9 hours before the examination. In addition, it is recommended to limit the consumption of carbonated drinks, alcohol, tomatoes, pickles, black coffee, acidic foods.
A biopsy (taking pieces of tissue or fluid samples) for histological analysis can be performed on time FEGDS, by the prescription of a doctor. This process is completely painless and safe. After endoscopic examinations, in which a biopsy was performed, patients immediately return to their normal lifestyle.
At the Healthy&Happy Medical Center, during a gastroscopy, doctors can perform a biopsy of:
Indications for biopsy in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract:
During gastroscopy, according to the doctor’s prescription, a pH-control is performed, which helps to assess the functional state of the gastrointestinal tract middle sections by the acidity level measuring directly in the stomach.
This procedure allows us to detect the factors accompanying reflux, assess the functional state of the stomach, including after surgery or in preparation for it, as well as confirm the effectiveness of treatment, adjust the nutrition in accordance with the individual characteristics of the stomach acidity.
Indications for pH-control:
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Initial appointment with a gastroenterologist
Repeated appointment with a gastroenterologist
Microscopy of duodenal contents
Helicobacter pylori biopsy