DIGESTMED MEDICAL CLINIC

Find out early if you are suffering from a colon disease!

Colonoscopy or inferior digestive endoscopy is an imaging technique that allows painless exploration and treatment of the lower gastrointestinal tract (anal area, rectum, sigmoid, descendant, transverse, ascending colon, cecum and ileo-cecal valve). This procedure is performed using the endoscope that directly inspects the colon mucosa and allows biopsies to be taken in case polyps, inflammation, tumors, etc. are detected. The endoscope is a medical device in the form of a flexible tube with a very small video camera through which real images are transmitted from the inside of the intestine to a monitor where they can be viewed by a specialist doctor to investigate possible illnesses. These images can be recorded on a DVD in order to be made available to other doctors conducting patient investigations.

Statistics on the importance of colonoscopy

Colonoscopy helps detect over 95% of the colon's disorders

1 in 3 Romanians suffer from digestive disorders.

There is a risk of up to 8% of developing colon cancer throughout life.

Colonoscopy reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 77%.

700000 worldwide deaths from colorectal cancer, of which 8696 were registered in Romania.

What symptoms are indications for colonoscopy?

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Transit disturbances

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Abdominal pain

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Anemia due to iron loss

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Blood in the stool

What aspects can be highlighted during a colonoscopy?

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Internal hemorrhoids - hemorrhoids found inside the rectum;
Colonic diverticuls - pouch dilatation of the mucosal wall of the large intestine;
Angiodysplasia - vascular dilatations that can cause bleeding;
Colonic polyps - tissue growth in the large intestine;
Colonic tumors;
Inflammation and ulceration of the rectal and colonic mucosa

What does the investigation consist in and whom is it indicated?

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When the patient visits for the investigation, the doctor discusses the symptoms requiring the investigation, the medical aspects of interest and explains the procedure. Then the patient reads and signs the consent form for the investigation.

The patient sits in lateral decubitus; the doctor makes a digital rectal examination to prepare the area for insertion of the tube and to detect possible obstructions and then inserts the tube. At this point the perianal region is examined and external hemorrhoids can be detected. As the tube advances, air is introduced in order to dilate the colon and visualize it optimally. This generates a feeling of bloating and occasionally cramping. More acute discomfort may be registered when passing through a more difficult angle of the colon.

Colonoscopy is indicated in all people over 50 years of age in the absence of any symptoms due to the increased incidence of colon polyps in the population after this age as precursor lesions of colon cancer.

Colonoscopic screening is also needed in people with family or personal history of colon polyps or colon cancer, persons with inflammatory bowel disease after many years of evolution, people with family history of chronic hereditary non-polio colon cancer, or familial adenomatous polyposis.

How long does the procedure last?

The average duration of the investigation is 20-30 minutes. After the investigation, the patient feels bloated, occasionally cramps can persist for a while until the air introduced into the colon is eliminated naturally. Encourage gas removal so that the patient recovers more quickly after the investigation. Some anti-algic preparations (Piafen, No Spa) or gas reduction (Espumisan) can be used for better comfort. If a biopsy is taken from the last segment of the colon and rectum, a small bleeding may occur after the investigation that stops by itself in short time. Since the investigation involves complete colon pre-emptying, it is possible that patients will not have a stool several days after the investigation, which is perfectly normal.

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Is the investigation painful?

Most patients fear a colonoscopy because they believe that the investigation is painful. You should know that in most cases the procedure is painless. Discomfort usually occurs during the second part of the investigation when a large part of the colon is dilated by air. Discomfort may also occur earlier and may be more intense in patients with abdominal surgery or in women with gynecological pathology. These patients may not be able to be investigated without sedation, but it should be emphasized that sedation increases the risk of perforation of the colonoscopy and is not without risk, and may lead to allergic reactions or even respiratory arrest. In addition, the presence of surgical interventions or gynecological pathology does not necessarily imply major discomfort during colonoscopy. The length of the colon, angles and their tightness, the individual tolerance to the colon distension are all influencing factors.

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When does the biopsy take place?

If the investigation evidentiates any pathological findings, a biopsy can be taken. Biopsy does not cause pain to the patient. . If the biopsy is is performed in suspicion of malignancy the patient should not worry about a potential seed and dissemination of the tumor because the biopsy is taken "from the inside" without crossing other tissues and is absolutely necessary for proper treatment.

How to prepare for colonoscopy?

DigestMed Clinic

DigestMed is a privately-owned medical clinic primarily involved in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases and performs medical work at the highest European standards. DigestMed provides patients with a range of services including gastroenterology, hepatology and digestive endoscopy, endocrinology and psychiatry.

WHY DIGESTMED?

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We perform in a pleasant and welcoming environment and put a special emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, providing our patients with complete safety, comfort and medical services at a high-quality standard.

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Each and every patient is important to us and we strive to respect the appointment time. However, the planned time may be offset due to cases that may require more detailed investigations than planned at the time of scheduling.

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In each specialized section of the DigestMed clinic, our patients are informed about the investigations they are about to perform and their questions and concerns about their health status will promptly be answered .

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DigestMed will provide you with a medical team composed of professional physicians with high expertise in the field, who, following the performed investigations, offer the patients a fast and efficient treatment, specific to the needs they meet.

The Medical Team

DigestMed offers you a team of physicians with extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of digestive diseases. Our physicians are open to communication with the patients and work with you in order to develop an optimal therapeutic strategy according to your expectations and your health.

At DigestMed your health is our goal, which is why our team is ready to answer your requests and provide you with assistance in dealing with your health problems. DigestMed Clinic provides you with a quick consultation service if your health problems require urgent assessment and treatment. We also offer the possibility to make an online appointment by completing the form on the DigestMed website.

Elena Ciupercă

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Elena Ciupercă is a Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology. She has competence in general ultrasound and digestive diagnostic endoscopy. She participated in numerous national and international specialized congresses and courses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Tudor Arbănaș

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology and Assistant Professor

Tudor Arbănaș, Gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor, is a collaborator of our clinic and works at Elias University Emergency Hospital. He has competence in general ultrasound and digestive diagnostic endoscopy. He is a Doctor of Medical Sciences, author and co-author of 6 specialized books, 12 published articles and 50 papers presented at national and international congresses. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English, French or Italian.

Adelina Popescu

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Adelina Popescu, medic specialist gastroenterologie, detine competente in endoscopie digestiva diagnostica si ecografie abdominala, a absolvit cursurile de endoscopie digestiva terapeutica si histologie “in vivo” si a participat la numeroase congrese nationale si internationale. Consultatiile pot fi oferite in limbile romana sau engleza.

Carmen Ruxandra Posoiu

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Carmen Ruxandra Posoiu is a collaborator of our clinic, Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology, with competence in ultrasound and digestive endoscopy. She participated in numerous national and international specialized congresses and courses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English or Spanish.

Florica Năftănăilă - Mali

Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Florica Năftănăilă-Mali is a collaborator of our clinic, Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Specialist in Gastroenterology. Until 2017 she held the position of Director of Research and Development at the National Aeronautical and Space Medicine Institute. She has competence in general ultrasound and digestive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Elena-Bianca Istratie

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Elena-Bianca Istratie is a Specialist in Gastroenterology. She has competence in digestive diagnostic endoscopy. She participated in numerous national congresses and courses of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreatology. Areas of interest: native abdominal ultrasound with contrast and Eco endoscopy. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English or French.

Monica-Adriana Stana

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Monica-Adriana Stana, a Specialist in Gastroenterology, has competence in digestive diagnostic endoscopy. She participated in numerous national and international congresses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Areas of interest: native abdominal and contrast substance ultrasound. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Valeriu Stog

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Valeriu Stog is a collaborator of our clinic, Specialist in Gastroenterology, ultrasound competence, digestive endoscopy, proctology and digestive oncology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English, French or Russian.

Modern Equipment

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Quality investigation means quality device and an experienced physician. The clinic is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment according to European standards of hygiene and health and professional equipment - we have a Siemens Acuson X150 ultrasound and a Pentax endoscopy line. We are using the best medical equipment to ensure that the services we are offering to our patients are perfectly suited to your needs.

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Fees list - Colonoscopy

DigestMed provides medical services settled by the following private insurance companies:

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Dr. Adelina Popescu

Specialist in Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Elena Ciupercă

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Carmen Posoiu

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Tudor Arbănaș

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology and Assistant Professor

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Florica Năftănăilă-Mali

Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Specialist in Gastroenterology (M. D. Medical Doctor)

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Elena-Bianca Istratie

Specialist in Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Monica-Adriana Stana

Specialist in Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

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Dr. Valeriu Stog

Specialist in Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP

SIMPLE ENDOSCOPIC POLIPECTOMY (1-2 POLYPES)

COMPLEX ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY (MORE THAN 2 POLYPES)

Special or emergency medical services

We offer medical services based on appointment, but we also provide medical consulting services for foreign or emergency patients, scheduled at the latest on the following day.

SPECIAL OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

COLONOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP (EMERGENCY)

RECTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY + INTERPRETATION AND TREATMENT SET-UP (EMERGENCY)

INJECTION (POLIPECTOMY)

BIOPSY SERIES

DVD RECORDING

SWE ELASTOGRAPHY

TOTAL ABDOMINAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY + SWE ELASTOGRAPHY

CONTRAST-ENHANCED ULTRASOUND (250 RON - 3 patients, 400 RON - 2 patients, 500 RON - one patient)

Our clinic is located in Bucharest, sector 6.

You can reach us by using the following public transport means: METRO : M3 Lujerului TRAM : 41 Bd. Uverturii station, BUS : 178 Teatrul Masca station; 106, 136, 236, 336 Piata Veteranilor station, TROLLEYBUS : 61, 62 Piata Veteranilor station

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