The gastroenterologist: tasks and examination procedures
Gastroenterology is the medical science of the stomach and intestines. An appropriate specialist deals with all diseases of the digestive tract.
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in gastrointestinal diseases. Usually, after completing his studies, the physician completed a specialist training in internal medicine and then specialized in diseases of the digestive tract.
The tasks of gastroenterology include the diagnosis, therapy and prevention (prevention) of diseases of the organs belonging to the digestive system. These include the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, bile and pancreas. In addition, he is the point of contact on nutrition issues, for example, when it comes to food intolerances such as lactose intolerance or intolerance of gluten or soy.
A gastroenterological practice must meet well-defined quality requirements. There are annual inspections of the examination quality and the number of examinations performed. One focus practice, for example, is the 1000 endoscopies per year, which are examinations of the internal organs such as intestinal or gastroscopy, which are used, for example, for the early detection of cancer. The Robert Koch Institute stipulates hygiene regulations for this, which are inspected every six months.
Which complaints is a gastroenterologist dealing with?
- stomach pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- difficulties swallowing
- Belching of stomach contents
- Blood in the stool
- fecal incontinence
- irritable bowel
- irritable stomach
At our stations we focus on patients with gastroenterological and endocrinal-diabetological diseases as well as general internal patients.
Special emphasis is placed on the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases at station 1.3, and on the treatment of chronic liver diseases at station 1.4.
Station 1.2 specializes in the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus and treatment of the “diabetic foot”.
At station 1.1, mainly general-internal and gastroenterological patients are treated.
The clinic has comprehensive, state-of-the-art equipment for performing gastroenterological and internal functional diagnostics. The other internal and radiological diagnostic procedures are provided by other medical departments as well as our radiological department.
We perform all conventional endoscopic diagnostics and therapy procedures. Due to the rapid progress of endoscopic techniques and therapeutic procedures over the last 10 years, we are proud to be able to introduce these new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques very quickly here in Braunschweig.
Also we are able to offer outstanding quality of sonographic and endosonographic diagnostics and therapy due to our modern equipment with high-resolution devices.