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Praxisklinik für Diagnostik

Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum

Private and all statutory insurance patients

 

Städelstraße 10

60596 Frankfurt am Main

Endoscopy

Gastroscopy

 

An endoscopy is the most effective means of diagnostics as a preventive measure or to clarify acute or chronic gastrointestinal disorders. To be able to do a visual examination of the respective mucous membrane, a flexible device (endoscope) is used that will also allow to take tissue samples. If suspicious areas or neoplasms, such as adenoids, are detected, the tissue samples will then afterwards be examined.

 

Highly specialized and experienced colleagues (gastroenterologists) from clinics and research will carry out the examination. In most cases, patients will be under light anesthesia (“sleeping”) during the examination, and PKD expressively emphasizes that this will always happen in presence of an anesthesiologist. This will guarantee you as a patient a particularly high level of safety during and after the examination.



Right afterwards, you and the physician referring you to us will get a written report on the findings. About a week later, you will also get the results of the tissue examination (“biopsy”) wherein you will find the final recommendations for further treatment.

 

You will be informed in detail about the procedure, the necessary preparations from your part and possible risks of the examination beforehand.

 

In the case of unclarified pain in the upper abdominal area or of a suspicious bleeding, the esophagus, stomach and parts of the duodenum will be inspected with the device (gastroscope) through the mouth. The mucous membrane will simultaneously be tested for a certain bacterial population of the stomach (helicobacter pylori) which will be treated with antibiotics if tested positive.


The examination takes about 10-20 minutes and needs to be done with an empty stomach. This will, however, be explained in detail during the briefing mentioned before.