Endoscope; It is an instrument that allows viewing and visualizing the lumens of hollow organs with lumens. Today, endoscopes provide the opportunity to view, see and process cavities in the body as well as organs with hollow lumens. Inventions in the second half of the 20th century broadened our horizons and led to the beginning of a new era. We are now able to see inside ourselves. This technology is very important in terms of early detection and treatment of diseases.
Endoscopic applications have increased in our country with the gastroenterology education that started in 1959.
The cause of many symptoms that can be attributed to diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum can best be investigated with endoscopy. Apart from diagnosis, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is also applied for therapeutic purposes such as control of varicose and non-variceal bleeding, dilatation of strictures, removal of foreign bodies, palliation of advanced malignancies with stent or tumor ablation, and percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement.
Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive, safe, easy-to-apply imaging method developed specifically to view the small intestine portion of the gastrointestinal tract. Studies have shown that capsule endoscopy is a successful method in diagnosing Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases, in determining the cause of occult and visible gastrointestinal bleeding that cannot be located using traditional methods. Interpretation of images of a capsule endoscopy procedure requires an average of two hours.
The day before the procedure, you should not consume solid food and eat after 6 pm. You should consume only liquid foods between 18.00-24.00 in the evening before the procedure. (Water, apple juice, pineapple juice, tea, coffee)
After 12 pm the night before the procedure, you should not consume anything, including water. You must come hungry in the morning. You can drink the medications you use regularly, such as blood pressure, sugar, thyroid medication, with 1-2 sips of water in the morning on an empty stomach.
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