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In the gastroenterology polyclinic, diagnosis and treatment services are provides on

  • * esophagus,
  • * stomach
  • * small and large intestine,
  • * liver
  • * gall bladder and bile ducts,
  • * pancreas diseases.

The most advanced video-endoscopy and automated disinfection systems are used in our hospital; and polyclinic examination and endoscopy procedures are performed by an experienced gastroenterology specialist with an experienced endoscopy nurse.  Ambulatory sedation procedure may be applied in our service which works with a reliable, modern, hygienic and warm service approach.

Upper gastrointestinal system endoscopy (esephagogastroduodenoscopy) and lower gastrointestinal system endoscopies (rectosigmoidoscopy, total colonoscopy) are performed in the endoscopy unit.  Furthermore, bleeding treatment (sclerotherapy), polypectomy procedures may be performed.


What is the Procedure?
Upper gastrointestinal system (GIS) endoscopy is examination of upper digestive channel with a long tube shaped device.  Mouth, esophagus, first and second sections of duodenum are examined on upper gastrointestinal canal.

When is it necessary?

  • * problems associated with swallowing; dysphagia, odinophagia, sense of stuck during swallowing
  • * Burning sense behind the chest which is not recovered by treatment or is repetitive; regurgitation
  • * Gastric disease and disorder which are not treated,
  • * gastric bleeding,
  • Abnormal weight losses
  • Vomiting,
  • Unexplained iron deficiency anemia,
  • Chest pain irrelevant with cardiac conditions,
  • Esephagus and stomach damages caused by acid and alkaline substances
  • Suspicion of atrophic gastritis,
  • Suspicion of Celiac disease
  • Abnormal findings in stomach, intestine x-rays and ultrasonography
  • Those with suspicion of esephagus varicosis

How the Patient Is Prepared for Gastrocopic Examination?
The patient should not eat anything 8 hours before the procedure.  Nothing else is required for local anesthesia.  Please follow if anything else is recommended by your physician.
How is gastroscopy Applied?
A local anesthetic agent in a spray form is sprayed into your mouth to prevent nausea.  Intravenous sedative drug administration (Midozolame) may be necessary for stressful patients.  The physician pushes the gastroscope down and examined whether any agstritis, ulcer or an abnormal development (cancer) exists in esophagus, stomach and duodenum via video-endoscope.  If necessary, the specialist takes tissue samples and send for analysis and some abnormal developments such as polyp may be removed.  Upper gastrointestinal system hemorrhages may be stopped via gastroscopy.  The physician takes the gastroscope and removes after the examination period is terminated.  The procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes in general.

What May Happen After Gastroscopic Examination?
The numbness feeling on the throat will disappear after 15 to 20 minutes following the procedure.  You may eat after then.  If a sedative injection is applied intravenously during the procedure, you should not perform works which require care and you should not drive.

What Are Benefits of Gastroscopy?
This procedure provides your physician to make correct diagnosis and treatment.

Doctors in this department.

Dr. Ergün Akün

Dr. Ergün Akün
Gastroenterology Specialist