The service is equipped with the latest endoscopic recording equipments of the production of Japanese company PENTAX, which is the only one in Armenia and it allows to carry out examinations with minimal discomfort for the patients.
Endoscopic service of the MC “Slavmed” performs the following examinations and interventions:
- Helicobacter detection by bioptati (99% accuracy),
- Early detection of polyps and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract,
- Removal of polyps and other early detection tumors,
- Removal of the gastrointestinal foreign body,
- Cessation of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract,
- Stenting of esophagus, duodenum and colon.
There is a false impression among 90% of the patients, that these examinations are accompanied by terrible pain, as the process is performed by an instrument, which penatrates into the organism. As a rule patients avoid gastroscopy and colonoscopy, they try to examine the organs of their gastrointestinal tract via other examinations (sonography, X-ray, computer tomography). While gastroscopy and colonoscopy are the only complete diagnostic methods that detect problems of esophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon, the other ones are simply examinations related to them.
Owing to the professional skills of the doctors of “Slavmed” MC, endoscopic examinations are conducted almost painless. Besides, in case of the patients' desire and medical instructions the insoections are carried out under general anesthesia.
In the MC “Slavmed” there is performed also stenting of esophagus, duodenum and colon, if necessary. Quick and safe intervention to imrove the life quality is the best solution in case of esophagus, duodenum and colon strictures – caused by various reasons /burns, tumors, etc./, when surgeries are considered to be impossible. As a result of stenting it becomes possible to restore the passability of the gastrointestinal tract.
Heartburn, nausea, bitter taste and smell in the mouth, any kind of pain in the abdomen, intestinal function disorder, constipation, diarrhea, blood or mucus in the stool… In case of any complaint, which is related to the gastrointestinal tract, you should consult a doctor-endoscopist or a gastroenterolog. Prophylactic (preventive) examinations are also considered to be important – they should be carried out once in 3 years among men and women over 50. It's much easier to detect the dangerous problems (tumors) of gastrointestinal tract in their early stage and permanently eliminate them, than to treat them in already complicated condition.