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Our Treatments

The Department of Endoscopy is concerned with the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract and related organs. The upper GI tract comprises the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The lower GI tract consists of the small and large intestines and anus. The associated organs are the liver, gall bladder, bile duct and pancreas. Gastroenterology doctors specialize in the examination and treatment of each field.

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Features of the Department

Examination with Pain Relief

The endoscopic procedures involve passing an endoscope through the mouth, nose, or the anus. The specialist performs examination under appropriate sedation upon patient’s request. A sedative helps the patient relax and provides pain relief during examination.

Early Detection and Treatment

Gastrointestinal cancer in early stage can be treated by endoscopy without surgery. The accurate diagnosis is essential. The examination and treatment are performed with the latest endoscopes and instruments. The specialist examines to detect tumors using diagnostic methods such as chromoendoscopy, NBI magnifying endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), endosonograph-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Tumors are resected by appropriate method, such as hot biopsy, polypectomy, EMR and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).

Symptom Relief of Advanced Cancer

To relieve pain, stents is placed into advanced cancer with obstruction. Cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic carcinoma are treated with endoscopic drainage and stent placement. These treatments enable the patient to leave hospital and to have a high quality of life at home.

Acceptance of Visitors and Trainees

Cancer treatment and care is provided by different field of doctors, nurses and other healthcare staffs working together as one specialist cancer team. Cooperation with the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery developed the combination of laparoscopic and endoscopic approaches (LECS: Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Cooperative Surgery) to submocosal tumor.

Trainee doctors and specialists from domestic and abroad visit us to observe clinical procedures, facilities fitted up with the newest equipment and clinical system.

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