Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Gastroenterologist must complete 4 years of internal medicine training and at least 2 years of minor in gastroenterology.
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Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Esophagus, Stomach and Intestines
Gastroscopy ( Endoscopy of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract ) : Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Ulcers and Cancers
Colonoscopy ( Endoscopy of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract ) : Normal screening, diagnosis and treatment of colon polyps, diverticula, hemorrhoids
Endoscopic Treatment of Strictures of the Stomach or Intestines
Diagnosis and Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori ( Examination of Antigen in Feces..)
Causes of jaundice (Hepatitis) diagnosis and treatment
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Primary Sclerosing cholangitis
Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy?
Gastroscopy is an imaging method that allows you to examine the esophagus, stomach, duodenum. Colonoscopy is a method of imaging the inner surface of the intestines with a device called a colonoscope.This is done with the help of a thin, soft, and bendable tube-shaped tool with a light and micro camera at the end.
Why is Gastroscopy Necessary?
- In the diagnosis of diseases related to the esophagus, such as difficulty swallowing, burning and pain behind the chest, bitter water coming into the mouth,

- In the diagnosis of diseases related to the stomach and duodenum, such as pain, burning, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, treatment-resistant anemia, weight loss of unknown cause, such as pain in the upper abdomen,

- In determining the cause of upper digestive tract bleeding, which is manifested by the arrival of fresh blood from the mouth and vomiting or black defecation in the style of coffee grounds,

- In the diagnosis of cancers of the esophagus and stomach,

- Gastroscopy is a much more reliable method of detecting inflamed areas, small ulcers and tumors than a medicated stomach film. In addition, there is a chance to get a painless biopsy with the help of a thin instrument passed through a is also possible to widen the strictures with the help of special instruments passed in the gastroscope, to remove benign tumors called polyps without surgery, to remove swallowed foreign bodies and to treat bleeding without surgery.
What Should I Bring With Me on the Way to My Appointment?
You should definitely bring your endoscopy request form, your previous examinations related to your disease, and your previous endoscope reports if they have been made with you. Leave your jewelry and valuables at home on the day of the transaction.
Can I Return Home by Car After the Procedure?
Absolutely no. Because medications given during the procedure can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and distraction, you should not drive for at least 8 hours after the procedure and stay away from machines that require attention. Therefore, you should definitely bring a relative with you who can help you on your way home.
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Will I Feel Discomfort During Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy?
In our endoscopy unit, a special anaesthesia called 'Conscious Sedation' is applied to all our patients with intravenous drugs. With this method, you will not have complete loss of consciousness, as with general anesthesia, but you will become quite relaxed and sleepy, ensuring that you will not be disturbed by the procedure.

In addition, when you wake up after the procedure, you will usually not remember the procedure at all thanks to a special effect of the drugs used. Most importantly, you will definitely not have any complaints of pain, shortness of breath, or nausea and vomiting during the procedure.
Why Is a Colonoscopy Necessary?
- Investigating unexplained abdominal pain,

- Unexplained anemia(anemia) or iron deficiency,

- In the study of chronic constipation and diarrhea,

- In case of seeing blood in the stool or a positive (+) hidden blood test in the stool,

- Follow-up and treatment of intestinal polyps,

- With rectal bleeding,

- Unexplained weight loss due to,

- For cancer screening in men and women aged 50, 60 and 70, although they do not have any complaints

- There is a feeling of defecation and inability to defecate when going to the toilet,

- For follow-up purposes in undergoing bowel cancer surgery,

- For control purposes in people with a family history of bowel,

- If you have hemorrhoids,

- Follow-up and treatment of intestinal polyps,

- For the diagnosis of problems with the intestine,

- In people who have recently changed the habit of defecating (diarrhea when constipated, those who have constipation when diarrhea, those who have diarrhea alternately with a constipation)
Can I Eat and Drink Something Before Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy?
For gastroscopy; your stomach should be completely empty for a good examination. For this purpose, you should not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before the procedure.

For colonoscopy; it is recommended to start consuming more easily digested foods and drinks 3 days ago.  Fibrous food intake is not recommended before the colonoscopy procedure, because it makes it difficult for the intestine to fully empty, it can stick to the intestinal wall, causing a dirty image during the procedure.
What Will Be Done After the Procedure?
After the procedure is over, you will be under the supervision of a nurse in the rest room for about half an hour, until the effect of sedative drugs disappears. After coming to your senses, you will be informed in detail by your doctor about the findings of a gastroscope or colonoscopy.
I have Medications that I use All the Time, What Should I Do?
You can take most medications that you need to use constantly(such as blood pressure, heart, thyroid medications) with a small amount of water 3 hours before the procedure. But ;

- If you are taking aspirin at least 5 days before the procedure,
- If you are taking rheumatism medications,iron and vitamin medications, you should stop 3 days ago.
- If you are taking medication for diabetes or taking blood thinners (such as Coumadin), you should warn your doctor about it.
- Inform your doctor and nurse about this, as you will need to take preventive antibiotics before the procedure if you have had rheumatic heart valve disease, inflammation of the heart membrane (endocarditis), or heart valve replacement surgery.