📩 28/09/2023 12:43
Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Aytaç Atamer gave information about endoscopy and also touched upon which specialists should perform it.
"Endoscopic procedures are important for early diagnosis and treatment"
Noting the contributions of gastroscopy and colonoscopic procedures to diagnosis, Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Atamer said, “At the same time, by taking biopsies from the lesions, the reasons causing the lesion can be revealed. When we see a polyp during colonoscopy, the development of colon cancer can be prevented by removing the polyp. In addition, even cancerous polyps can be removed with closed methods if they are at a certain level. Apart from this, it is also possible to prevent bleeding by intervening in cases such as stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding. Apart from this, applications can be made to cases where stenosis develops and the stenosis can be relaxed. “By performing gastroscopy and colonoscopy in endoscopy, we can not only diagnose but also treat diseases.” he said.
"Every healthy person at the age of 45 should have a colonoscopy."
Providing information about colonoscopy, Prof. Dr. Atamer said, “Colonoscope is the name given to the procedure that allows us to examine the last 25-30 centimeters of the small intestine by entering the entire large intestine from the anus, starting from the anus, and entering the small intestine from the large intestine when necessary. "During the procedure, some air is given to examine the entire large intestine mucosa and, if necessary, to remove polyps or take a biopsy." said.
Prof. Dr. Atamer noted that colonoscopy is performed in cases of persistent abdominal pain, chronic constipation, unexplained anemia, especially in cases of iron deficiency, and chronic diarrhea, and explained that it is also performed for polyp control in cancer research. “Every healthy person at the age of 45 should have a colonoscopy.” said Prof. Dr. Atamer said that the procedure performed under general anesthesia does not cause any discomfort to the patient.
"The patient does not feel any discomfort because he is put to sleep"
Prof. stated that the esophagus, stomach and duodenum were examined with gastroscopy. Dr. Atamer said that there is no special preparation process for Gastroscopy and that fasting for 8-10 hours before the procedure is sufficient. Prof. Dr. Atamer also stated that a biopsy is also taken during gastroscopy and if there is an ulcer, it is intervened.
Prof. noted that the large intestines should be empty and clean before the colonoscopy procedure. Dr. Atamer continued as follows:
“Our patients have some reservations, especially during colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures. There is nothing to hesitate about this matter. Before the procedure, the anesthesiologist evaluates the patient, puts the patient to sleep, and the gastroenterologist performs the procedure. Since the patient is put to sleep, it is not possible for him to feel anything.”