Services MagenDarm Basel

In our practice, we offer a variety of specialist medical examinations and therapies for gastrointestinal complaints, including liver diseases and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis). Our goal is the careful and best possible treatment in your personal situation.

Gastroscopy

  • With polypectomy, chromoendoscopy, bougienage, ligation of varicosities, sloughing off of angiodysplasias, PEG probe removal, removal of foreign bodies, insertion of gastric and jejunal probes

 

Colonoscopy

  • With polypectomy, chromoendoscopy, dilation of stenoses, sloughing off of angiodysplasias, marking of polyps before operations

  • Colorectal cancer screening

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

 

Proctoscopy

  • Haemorrhoid treatment (ligation), removal of mariscae, botox treatment of fissures

 

Breath test:

  • For the diagnosis of food intolerances (lactose, fructose, sorbitol, glucose, lactulose)

  • Reliable test results through analysis of hydrogen ions, methane and carbon dioxide, additionel correction of CO2, further information

 

Sonography (ultrasound)

  • Abdominal sonography

  • Intestinal sonography

  • Duplex ultrasonography of the abdomen

  • Abdominocentesis

 

Endosonography (internal ultrasound)

  • 3D sonography /rectal ultrasound

 

Liver biopsy

 

Hepatology 

  • Treatment of hepatitis B and C

  • Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC screening)

 

Infusion/injection of medications (for chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, e.g. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Stelara, Entyvio) and iron

 

Consultations

  • Coeliac disease (sprue)

  • Belching, difficulty swallowing

  • Abdominal pains

  • Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating

  • Irritable bowel

  • Nausea

  • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's diease)

  • Food intolerances

  • Screening and after-care of gastrointestinal cancers

  • Helicobacter pylori

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

What you need to know

 

Soporific / Propofol

A short-acting soporific (Propofol) will be given to you during the endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy). This means you won't feel the examination and will be awake again immediately afterwards. This is NOT a narcotic. You will be monitored and receive nasal oxygen during the examination and the wake-up time. For legal reasons and for your own safety, please note that your reduced awareness and ability to react means that you may not drive or operate machinery for at least 12 hours after the treatment; you will also not be able to provide a signature during this time.

 

Before the examination, please consider if you wish to bring someone who can take you back home afterwards. We estimate the waiting time during your examination to be 90 minutes. Parking spaces are available in the nearby car parks (Drachen and Anfos).

 

If you wish we will happily organise a taxi for you. Naturally, you may also stay awake during the endoscopy if you choose.

 

CO2

The cleaned gastrointestinal tract folds in on itself. The endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) therefore requires an injection (insufflation) of air to be able to assess the mucosal lining. We use the Swiss standard insufflation of CO2. This is rapidly reabsorbed by the body and prevents abdominal pains after the examination, it can also frequently reduce the amount of soporific required.

 

Argon beamer (APC)

This is a method used effectively during endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) to stop bleeding e.g. for angiodysplasias or bleeding tumours.

 

Anticoagulant medications

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coaguSafe

 

Endocarditis prophylaxis

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Quality control

Regular certification of the specialist title, advanced training of physician and assistants, exactitude and precision in examinations and correspondence, error analysis, use of quality control instruments.

More Informations you find here

The Adenoma dedection rate was in 2020 at 40%.

 

Hygiene

All instruments are reprocessed according to current hygiene standards. The cleanliness of our endoscopes is additionally tested regularly with a microbiological check as part of the gastroenterological society's hygiene test (www.sggssg.ch) and the results published.

 

We use disposable instruments and materials whenever possible and ecologically acceptable (colonoscopy trousers, forceps/slings, proctoscopes)

Research

We take part in the following study projects as practices. If you would like to participate please contact us. In any case, there will be an explanation and a written consent. Without your consent, no data will be passed on to third parties, even in anonymous form.

 

1. The practices are study centers of the IBD cohort (cohort study for patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases). Please network with http://www.ibdcohort.ch/index.php/home-21.html

2. Participation in a translational study on macrophage activity in obesity with regard to the diabetic metabolic state (Theresa Rohm, Regula Fuchs, study group PD Dr. med.Claudia Cavelti-Weder, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel). Please connect with https://biomedizin.unibas.ch/en/research/research-groups/cavelti-weder-lab/

 

Payment

We send the bill directly to your Insurance company, as per tiers-payant-system.

Private patients who wish to pay by themselves will require a deposit in advance of the examination (payable same day).