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Endoscopy Department

The Endoscopy Department is fitted up with modern equipment making it possible to carry out diagnostic examinations of upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract, large intestine, and bronchopulmonary system, carry out a wide range of endoscopic operations and manipulations with the use of modern technologies.

Diagnostic examinations:

- esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy;

- proctosigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy with biopsy;

- bronchoscopy with biopsy.

Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques:

- urease test for helicobacteriosis;

- chromoscopy for early detection of pretumor diseases, cancer of gastrointestinal tract organs;

- endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography;

- endoscopic papillosphincterotomy;

- endoscopic removal of benign neoplasms of the upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract, also with the use of argon plasma coagulation;

- removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies;

- sanation bronchoscopy.

High level video endoscopy equipment makes it possible to perform higher quality and early disease detection. This equipment gives the opportunity to make DVD-video recording, color photos of certain parts of the gastrointestinal tract.

All the endoscopy equipment undergoes multilevel disinfection and low-temperature sterilization in up-to-date machines ”Reliance”, “MEDIVATOR”, and “STERRAD,” excluding any possibility of patient’s infection.

Department Staff:

Alexey D. Borsuk, head of the Endoscopy Department, endoscopist of the highest qualifying category.

Mikhail G. Lud, endoscopist of the highest qualifying category.

Konstantin V. Skumatov, endoscopist of the highest qualifying category.

Valery D. Voytovich, endoscopist of the first qualifying category.

Department have the highest and the first qualifying categories.

All the staff are constantly improving their knowledge and skill at BelMapo.

Together with Gomel State Medical University the technique of endoscopic assessment of contact bleeding of the large intestine mucous tunic as an additional criterion of treatment efficiency determination of nonspecific ulcerative colitis. A innovation proposal is prepared on this topic.

The Department is situated on the second floor of the polyclinic building.

Telephones:

(0232) 38-99-29 – head.

(0232) 38-96-53 – staff lounge.

(0232) 38-96-53 – nurses’ station.

Information for patients

Preparation for colonoscopy:

For thorough examination bowels must be empty. That’s why tree days prior to the examination don’t eat vegetable food (carrots, cabbage, apples, etc.). Don’t eat anything the day before the examination.

Bowels can be opened in two ways:

Method 1

In the morning of the day before the examination it’s necessary to take laxative – 50 g of magnesium sulphate (dissolve in half a glass of boiled water). The same day it’s necessary to make two cleansing enemas in the morning and two cleansing enemas in the evening (with Esmarch’s irrigator 2 liters in volume each with the interval of 1-2 hours). In the morning of the examination day as well with the interval of one hour it’s necessary to repeat the enemas until wash waters are clean.

Method 2

Buy 3 packs of Fortrans preparation at the chemist’s. The contents of the packs dissolve in boiled water (1 pack per 1 liter of water). Drink 1 glass of the solution every 20 minutes on the day before the examination from 12:00 p.m. Pay attention: if your body weight is more than 70 kg or you have a tendency to constipation, it’s necessary to drink 4 packs of Fortrans!

In the morning of the examination day it’s necessary to take a shower.

Take a clean bedsheet with you!

Preparation for esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is performed fasting or no earlier than in 8-10 hours after the last meal. You should take a clean bedsheet with you.