Endoscopy – clinical treatment and diagnosis
Endoscopy is a method of clinical examination of internal organs using special equipment. At the end of the endoscope there is a camera that shows the doctor what condition the organs and mucous membranes are in. This is the most reliable method for treating various problems of the human body.
If earlier endoscopy was required only for gastroenterological problems, now it is widely used to obtain data in gynecology, surgery, oncology and other medical fields. The procedure is rather unpleasant, therefore it is performed under local or general anesthesia.
Endoscopy spectrum abroad
Endoscopy is performed using two types of endoscopes. A rigid endoscope is used for insertion through natural pathways (esophagus, urethra, colon, respiratory tract, larynx). When surgical examination is necessary, a flexible endoscope is chosen, which is inserted through a small incision.
This type of research is necessary to establish a diagnosis for symptoms such as:
- chest pain;
- difficulty swallowing;
- feeling of a foreign body;
- abdominal pain;
- bleeding, etc.
In foreign clinics, endoscopy is performed using state-of-the-art equipment. It is minimally traumatic, does not harm the mucous membrane and does not cause side effects. As a rule, the procedure lasts 10-30 minutes, depending on the complexity.
An innovative method of capsule examination of the gastrointestinal tract (capsule endoscopy) is found in leading clinics around the world. During the procedure, the patient swallows a "pill", which is a miniature video camera. It moves along the esophagus and during this time the doctor receives images of the state of the mucous membrane and passing organs.
How to find a clinic abroad
Endoscopy is widely represented in institutions around the world. The capsule method is used for research in clinics in Israel, Germany, Spain, and the USA. Traditional methods of endoscopic examination are available in Eastern European countries - Belarus, Russia, Latvia, and Estonia.
To find a good endoscopist abroad, you can use the Yellmed.com catalog of medical companies. Each site visitor can read information about hospitals and clinics around the world, study reviews about them and sign up for a free consultation with a specialist of interest.