Our Department of Gastroenterology at the Sachsenhausen Clinic, Germany, Frankfurt

Our Department of Gastroenterology, hospital Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt

Not the endoscopy, but the patient is the focus

The range of services in the field of gastroenterology covers the complete diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum of all diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver.

Special experience exists in the following areas of gastroenteroloy:

  • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Metabolic disorders / metabolic syndrome
  • Reflux complaints (heartburn) in the interdisciplinary reflux center
  • Liver diseases, in particular diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C and other forms of chronic liver disease all forms of endoscopic diagnosis and therapy
  • We have special expertise in operative endoscopy
  • Endoscopic obesity therapy

Gastrointestinal tract (esophageal gastro-duodenoscopy):

  • Examination of the esophagus, the stomach and the duodenum
  • important method for the detection of ulcers, tumors and inflammation
  • Special diagnostic methods, eg. For the early detection of cancer and precancerous lesions:
  • Enlargement endoscopy (zoom endoscopy)
  • Representation by means of technical color filters (NBI endoscopy)
  • Representation by staining techniques (chromoendoscopy)
  • Therapeutic methods for the treatment of diseases of the upper digestive tract:
  • Treatment of bleeding (24-hour readiness)
  • Treatment of varicose veins of the esophagus or stomach by means of rubber band or injection of tissue adhesives
  • Treatment of achalasia (narrowing of the lower sphincter muscle) by balloon dilatation or botulinum toxin injection
  • Removal of polyps
  • Expansion (balloon dilatation or bougienage) of bottlenecks
  • Implantation of stents in constrictions of the esophagus
  • Argon plasma coagulation (APC) for the treatment of vascular malformations (angiodysplasias)
  • Nutritional Probe Attachment (PEG = Percutaneous Endoscopically Controlled Gastrostomy, PEJ = Percutaneous Endoscopically Controlled Jejunostomy)
  • Plant Endobarrier for endoscopic diabetes treatment
  • Insertion of a gastric balloon for weight loss

Colonoscopy (colonoscopy):

  • Inspection of the colon (colon), rectum (anus and rectum) and the last part of the small intestine (terminal ileum)
  • Indications: for example, the detection of colon cancer, colon polyps, diagnosis of diarrheal diseases, in particular Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Special diagnostic methods for the early detection of cancer and precancerous lesions:

  • Enlargement endoscopy (zoom endoscopy)
  • Representation by means of technical color filters
  • Representation by staining techniques (chromoendoscopy)

Therapeutic methods for the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum:

  • Endoscopic removal of polyps (polypectomy)
  • Ablation of extensive and shallow adenomas
  • Expansion (dilatation) of bottlenecks, eg. B. in Crohn's disease or tumors insert of
  • Metal lattice stents in tumoral gene or for sealing leaks
  • Argon plasma coagulation (APC) for the treatment of vascular malformations (angiodysplasias)
  • Treatment of hemorrhoids by means of rubber band ligation
  • Decompression of over-inflated intestine by means of a probe

ERCP (representation of the bile ducts and the pancreatic duct)

  • Combined method: Endoscopy and X-ray
  • Use for diagnostics and therapy of bile-discharge obstructions (stones, tumors) as well as diagnostics of changes on the pancreas
  • Therapeutic options:
  • Extension of the junction of the bile duct by incision
  • Removal of bile duct stones, possibly crushing the stones and extracting the fragments with a basket
  • Expansion of bottlenecks
  • Insertion of a plastic or metal grid stent in tumor stenosis
  • Ablation of adenomas at the bile duct (papillectomy)

As a branch of internal medicine, gastroenterology is concerned with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the liver and the digestive tract hormone glands such as the pancreas. Gastroenterologists are studying how gastrointestinal disease develops and how common it is. In addition, they diagnose and treat these conditions and advise patients on how to protect themselves from them.

An important area of ​​responsibility is the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Other common diseases are:

  • Diseases of the esophagus and stomach
  • cirrhosis
  • Jaundice (hepatitis)
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease, eg. Ulcerative colitis

Important examination methods for the gastroenterologist are z. As the ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity, the so-called endoscopy including endoscopic ultrasonography and other imaging techniques. This allows him to examine and treat diseases of the digestive system without surgery.

Various therapeutic approaches are available to the gastroenterologist. So he can treat chronic liver disease with drugs and remove growths of the intestinal wall (polyps) during a colonoscopy. Also bile duct stones can be removed and narrowed bile ducts can be extended. Our experienced gastroenterologists work closely with our surgeons, radiologists and oncologists to treat gastrointestinal disease.

If you have questions about our treatment offers in gastroenterology at our hospital, do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. med. Konrad Stubbig

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. oec. troph. Jürgen Stein

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