(GI tract diagnostics)
- History taking;
- Ultrasound of the abdominal cavity;
- Helicobacter pylori test;
- Sampling from the stomach and duodenum with subsequent histological examination;
- Detailed discussion of the results and treatment recommendations.
Statistically, more than 90% of the population of the developed countries suffer from one or another disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Therewith, malignant neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract are one of the most insidious types of cancer. In particular, according to the statistics, colorectal cancer leads in the diseases with a lethal outcome.
However, over the past five years, the incidence and prevalence of this type of pathology has significantly decreased in Germany. The reason for this decrease is the extensive prevention measures implemented in the health care system in recent years. So, in 1977, the medical insurance funds included a fecal occult blood test in the list of medical services; in 2002 preventive colonoscopy was included; in 2017 an immunological coprology, etc.
The following statistics demonstrate the high effectiveness of the preventive GI- screening: in Germany within 2003 – 2012 4.4 million preventive colonoscopies were carried out, and 180,000 adenomas in the precancerous stage were found and removed, within the framework of the study, and 40,000 malignant tumors were detected that could be treated at early stages.
Considering the abovementioned, gastroenterological exams are the obligatory component of all programs of comprehensive studies in the PRADUS center. In addition to a detailed history, the standard GI examination includes ultrasound examination of the abdominal organs, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EFGDS), colonoscopy (including removal of polyps, if necessary), histology of tissues and Heliobacter pylori test.
Obviously. the gastroenterological examination can be optimized in accordance with the individual history.