Endoscopy Unit

Endoscopy Unit

Endoscopy Unit

At our Endoscopy unit, diagnostic and treatment-oriented interventional endoscopic procedures are performed under anesthesia and observation of the department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation. 

The following procedures are performed at the Endoscopy unit:

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, rectoscopy
  • Bogie and balloon dilatation in esophageal strictures
  • Band ligation and sclerotherapy for esophageal varices
  • Cyanoacrylate therapy in gastric varices
  • Sclerotherapy in hemorrhagic lesions
  • Polypectomy
  • Argon plasma coagulation, hemoclipping
  • Stenting in malignant strictures
  • Percutaneous endoscopy gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ)
  • Nasojejunal intubation
  • Endoscopic hemorrhoid treatments (injection sclerotherapy/band ligation)
  • Esophageal and anal manometer - motility examinations (graphical evaluation of muscular functions and motions of esophagus and colon)
  • pH measurement (24-hour evaluation of migration of gastric acid to esophagus and acid level)
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • USG-guided liver biopsy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

o   Imaging of bile and pancreatic ducts

o   Endoscopic sphincterotomy 

o   Extraction of bile duct calculi

o   Balloon dilatation in bile duct strictures

o   Stenting in bile duct strictures

o   Extraction of calculi or stenting in pancreas patients

o   Nasobiliary stenting

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)

o   Diagnostic imaging, staging and biopsy

o   Cystogastrostomy in pancreatic cysts

o   Celiac blockage in chronic pancreatitis

o   Celiac blockage in pancreas cancer

o   Bile duct drainage procedures

  • Advanced endoscopic procedures

o   Chromoendoscopy-magnifying endoscopy

o   Endoscopic ultrasonography, mini-probe endoscopic ultrasonography

o   Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

o   Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

o   Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)

o   Submucosal endoscopic tumor resection (STER/POET)

o   Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR)

o   Anti-reflux mucosectomy (ARMS-reflux, GERDx, TIF2)

o   Peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (G-POEM/POP-gastroparesis)

o   Endoscopic Zenker diverticuloseptomyotomy (esophageal diverticula)

o   Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (obesity)

o   Enteroscopy (Power Spiral-motorized enteroscopy, single-balloon enteroscopy, double-balloon enteroscopy)

o   Endoscopic-laparoscopic treatments (LECS)

o   Per-anal endoscopic myectomy (PAEM)

o   Electro-incision, argon plasma coagulation and laser

o   Endoscopic suturing practices (overstitch, hemoclips, OTSC, loop…)

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