Gastroenterology procedures ward (Endoscopy/Colonoscopy)
Ebnesina Hospital endoscopy department, using modern and advanced equipment and expert and experienced medical staff, it is ready to provide medical services to respected clients at all hours of the day and night. This department has been in operation since July 2018.
Various gastrointestinal treatments including the following are performed in this center:
- Endoscopy of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
- Colonoscopy of the large intestine
- Endoductal ultrasound
- UBT test
- Cholecystectomy and sphincterotomy and stenting of bile ducts
- Laser treatment of hemorrhoids
- Gastric slimming balloon
- Liver sampling
- Control of gastric and duodenal bleeding
- Bandaging of esophageal varices
- Hemorrhoid band ligation
- Balloon dilatation of the esophagus and achalasia
- Duodenal dilatation balloon
- Complete checkup of the upper and lower digestive system
- Treatment of fatty liver
Liver Biopsy:It offers percutaneous liver biopsies with ultrasound localization. The pathology department has facility for processing the tissue with special and objective stains. The liver biopsies are required to manage chronic hepatitis, unexplained elevation of liver enzymes, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, various congenital liver diseases etc.
Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are among the worst chronic morbid conditions which left untreated lead to terminal liver disease and liver failure. With advances in antiviral treatment and development of interferon, these are no more incurable diseases. We offer counselling and treatment as per the latest and internationally accepted guidelines.
A colonoscopy is an exam used to look for changes — such as swollen, irritated tissues, polyps or cancer — in the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon.
If necessary, polyps or other types of abnormal tissue can be removed through the scope during a colonoscopy. Tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken during a colonoscopy as well.
Before colonoscopy, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pulmonary diseases
- Heart disease
- Drug allergy
Endoscopic ultrasound is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a camera device (endoscope) together with high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to examine the GI tract and beyond.
A regular endoscope is a thin, lighted tube that can be inserted through the mouth or anus to view inside your esophagus, stomach or intestines. EUS uses a special endoscope with a small ultrasound device on its tip, called an Echoendoscope. Addition of ultrasound lets the doctor see the GI tract and surrounding organs.
Endoscopic ultrasound, also called endoscopic sonography, uses a special endoscope with an ultrasound probe.
EUS can be used to examine problems not only in the GI tract but also in nearby organs, including the pancreas and liver.
Depending on where the area of concern is in your body, the gastroenterologist will introduce the EUS device through the mouth or the anus.
EUS is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day.
Endorectal ultrasound (EUS)
Has become an extremely useful diagnostic adjunct in the management of both benign and malignant anorectal disorders. Initially used for the evaluation of prostate nodules, the equipment and technique have evolved and improved significantly so that EUS is now used to stage rectal tumors, determine the integrity of the sphincter mechanism in incontinent patients, and assess the extent and location of anorectal sepsis.
Echocardiogram: Transesophageal (TEE)
A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a type of echo test that uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart. Unlike other types of echo tests, a TEE creates pictures from inside your body. Your provider guides a thin, flexible tube down your esophagus. A TEE can diagnose many problems including blood clots and infections in your heart.
What does a transesophageal echocardiogram show?
A transesophageal echocardiogram shows a detailed view of your heart’s structure and function. It can help diagnose and manage many different conditions, including:
- Aortic aneurysm, which is a bulge in your largest blood vessel.
- Blood clots in your heart. People with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of clots in their atria (upper heart chambers).
- Cardiac tumors, which may be cancerous or noncancerous.
- Congenital heart disease, which includes a range of heart problems that you’re born with.
- Heart valve disease, including mitral valve disease. Your valves may be narrowed (stenosis) or leaky (regurgitation). TEE can also spot problems with prosthetic valves, such as growths or infections.
- Infective endocarditis and other infections in your heart tissue or valves.
The points that the patient must follow in order to perform a TEE:
- Completion of the consent form to perform an echocardiogram
- 6-8 hours before TEE; avoid eating and drinking and be fasting.
- Report the presence of artificial teeth or loose teeth.
- Bring your previous medical documents with you.
- Take a bath before going to the echocardiography department.
- It is mandatory for the patient to have one accompanying person.
- Avoid eating and drinking for two hours after the echocardiography through the esophagus.