Colonoscopy (examination of the entire large intestine, the rectum, and the anus using a flexible viewing tube) is an important part of preventative health examinations. It is also indicated for resolving the causes of non-specific abdominal pains, irregular bowel movements, blood in the stool, endoscopic polyps monitoring, and the diagnosis or progress monitoring of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis).
Patient safety and a painless examination are a top priority for us. That is why we offer our colonoscopy patients a “quick anaesthesia” in line with the S3 guideline “Sedation in Endoscopy”, so they will not consciously experience the procedure. Please note that you will in this case not be able to drive a vehicle for the next 24 hours.
A proctoscopy (examination of the lowest part of the rectum and anal canal using a viewing tube) may be indicated for the diagnosis or severity classification of haemorrhoids and their therapy. It is furthermore a very good and safe method to exclude anal carcinoma (malicious tumours in the anal canal) or anal fissures (tiny tears in the anal mucous membrane).
Ultrasound of the abdominal organs and vessels:
For many complaints, an ultrasound of the abdominal organs is a safe, low-complication, and in the hands of an expert a very effective method to confirm or exclude various internal illnesses.
We offer acupuncture within the scope of complementary medicine. In the area of gastroenterology, acupuncture is used for the following complaints / symptoms:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (obstipation (constipation) / diarrhoea
- Dyspepsia (indigestion)
- Chronic gastritis
- Singultus (hiccups)
Food allergies can manifest in many ways. In many cases, patients suffer from flatulence, abdominal pains, and digestive problems. Hydrogen breath tests may detect fructose and lactose intolerances, or the existence of bacterial overgrowth, and will offer clarification where gluten intolerance (celiac disease) is suspected. The latter should be confirmed with a gastroscopy. Additionally laboratory examinations are offered.
Hydrogen breath tests are a very simple examination procedure for the diagnosis of food allergies (fructose and lactose intolerance). The method has proven very effective in proving bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.