Therapeutic endoscopy, new treatment for gastrointestinal tract problems

Problems that traditionally required a surgical operation are now solved without the need to ‘open’ the patient. Therapeutic endoscopy as a treatment Digestive endoscopy was born as a diagnostic procedure of the digestive system whose objective is to “see inside” those organs accessible through natural orifices such as the mouth, nose or anus. What began … Read more

How tumors are studied

Echoendoscopy is a technique that consists of joining a thin flexible tube (endoscope) with an ultrasound (ultrasound). This makes it possible to perform an ultrasonographic study of certain organs or lesions inside the human body. What is endoscopic ultrasound? During endoscopic ultrasound, the endoscope is introduced (through the oral cavity or anal orifice) to study … Read more

Total Colonoscopy: much more than a test

Colonoscopy or colon endoscopy, also called Fibrocolonoscopy, is a test of great importance to diagnose and prevent colorectal cancer. This test allows a detailed exploration of the colon, clearly identifying the lesions that may be present and allowing biopsies and complementary procedures to be taken as necessary. What are the benefits of colonoscopy? Colonoscopy performs … Read more

Endoscopy, reliable and effective for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Since its appearance, endoscopy has revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract. This minimally invasive technique makes it possible to diagnose most digestive ailments with more than 97% certainty and offers the means to treat bleeding or tumorous lesions of the digestive tract. Why undergo a digestive endoscopy? Endoscopy is the … Read more

Irritable Colon: How is it possible that it bothers me so much and nothing can be found?

What is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (or irritable bowel syndrome) is a functional digestive disorder. This means that it has no organic (visible) cause and that the symptoms are produced by alterations in the function or sensitivity of the digestive tract. The fact that the cause is not visible does not mean that … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? It is a method of exploring the colon or large intestine. It uses a device (colonoscope) that carries a video camera and allows the taking of biopsies, removal of polyps or placement of prostheses in tumors. How is the test performed? The colonoscope is introduced through the anus and the entire … Read more

Digestive endoscopy: the most complete test

A digestive endoscopy is an examination to view the digestive tract by means of instruments equipped with a lighting system and a camera. Also known as oral panendoscopy or gastroscopy, this test consists of the examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, by means of a flexible tube (oral panendoscope) that is introduced through the … Read more

Colon cancer: what it is and how to prevent it

What is colon cancer? It is a malignant tumor that can affect any part of the colon including the rectum. It originates in an uncontrolled proliferation of the cells of the colon mucosa, which give rise to a polyp. Over time this polyp can invade the colon wall, nearby lymph nodes and distant organs, such … Read more