The digestive system diseases belong to the most common illnesses. They often occur chronically. A person suffers from the symptoms of digestive system diseases for years, and eventually the complications may develop, such as the gastrointestinal bleeding, malignant tumors, intestinal obstruction, etc. In order to improve the quality of life and prevent complications, it is worthwhile to provide treatment of the pathological processes of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and other organs of the digestive system in time.
When is it worth to visit a doctor?
The following symptoms most often indicate the digestive system diseases:
- heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease due to the excessive gastric acid);
- abdominal pain;
- violation of swallowing (dysphagia), esophageal foreign body sensation;
- belching, especially with an unpleasant taste (sour, rotten, bitter);
- diarrhea or constipation;
- admixtures in feces (blood, fat, pus, fibers);
- weight loss due to the normal nutrition.
These are the most common reasons for a patient to visit a gastroenterologist, a specialist in the digestive system. He provides a treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas. This doctor provides the treatment of GERD, esophageal inflammation, gallstones, hepatitis, pancreatitis, colon polyps, and many other diseases.
Is it worth to undergo the diagnostics and receive a treatment abroad?
Often, the costs for a treatment or examination abroad are higher. Nevertheless, many patients prefer to go beyond the borders of their home country, if it has poorly developed medicine, because health is more important than money.
For the treatment of digestive system diseases, the medical tourists often visit countries such as Israel or Germany. The high-precision diagnostics and the modern treatment methods are carried out here.
The modern laboratory and instrumental examinations are used for the diagnostics of digestive system diseases abroad. The most informative methods are:
- endoscopic examinations;
- X-ray diagnostics;
In the process of gastroscopy, it is possible to detect esophageal inflammation, measure gastric acidity and detect gastroesophageal reflux, determine erosive-ulcerative elements, stenoses, or insolvency of sphincters.
Colonoscopy involves the colon examination using endoscopic equipment. The technique allows to detect polyps, tumors of the colon, to take a biopsy in suspected cancer. The doctor can detect the source of hemorrhage and even stop it using vessel coagulation.
The irrigoscopy (colon X-ray examination with retrograde contrast injection), computed tomography, ultrasound examination of the digestive system, MRI are used in the best hospitals abroad for the diagnostic purposes. The pH-metry is used to measure the gastric acid. With the help of ultrasound examination, the doctors detect gallstones, diseases of the pancreas or liver. The laboratory tests are carried out in order to assess liver and pancreas function.
In hospitals abroad, patients can successfully receive a treatment of GERD, inflammation of the esophagus, colon, or other pathological processes. The therapy is aimed at the elimination of the cause of the disease, reduction of damage to the digestive organs and elimination of the main symptoms of the disease.
Methods of therapeutic influence are different. It may be a conservative treatment, nutrition therapy. The surgical interventions are often used for radical treatment.
Abroad, the preference is always given to minimally invasive interventions. The operational access is endoscopic or laparoscopic.
In the case of endoscopic surgery, the instrument is inserted through body’s natural openings, such as rectum or oral cavity. In this manner, the surgical interventions can be performed in the stomach, esophagus, small and large intestine.
The laparoscopic surgery involves penetration of the instrument into the abdominal cavity through minimal incisions in the anterior abdominal wall. The doctor enters the camera with lighting which displays the image on the monitor. Guided by this image, the doctor performs the necessary manipulations (for example, removes the gallbladder or an inflamed appendix).
Thus, the treatment methods of gastroenterological diseases in the best hospitals abroad are not only effective and also safe. They are carried out in a minimally invasive manner, which guarantees low blood loss, low surgical risks, a comfortable and short rehabilitation period.
In which hospital can you receive a treatment?
The company Booking Health collaborates with several hundred of the largest and most reputable facilities around the world. We can arrange a treatment for you in one of these hospitals, for example:
University Hospital Duesseldorf. The treatment is carried out in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology. It is a supraregional center for the diagnostics and treatment of chronic liver pathologies. Together with other departments, it forms the Bowel Disease Center. The endoscopy, sonography and functional tests are applied here. The endoscopic treatment techniques are performed here which allow the patients to avoid complex operations.
University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the doctors succeed in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system and pancreas. The modern endoscopic procedures are carried out here, including high-resolution video endoscopy with zoom, capsule endoscopy, and fluorescent examinations.
University Hospital Ulm. It is one of the top 10 medical facilities in Germany for the treatment of bowel cancer according to the Focus magazine. The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is a part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm. Here, the specialists successfully carry out treatment of oncological pathologies and cirrhosis of the liver, Crohn's disease, gallstone disease and other digestive system diseases.
The company Booking Health is ready to arrange a treatment for you in the best hospitals abroad. When booking a program through our service, you will receive the following benefits:
- Selection of a hospital which specializes in the treatment of certain group of diseases of the digestive system and has achieved the best success in this field according to statistical indicators.
- Reduced treatment prices. We will agree on the absence of overpricing for foreign patients, as a result, your savings will amount up to 50% of the costs of the therapeutic program.
- Establishing communication with the doctors and the administration of the hospital.
- Preparation of a treatment program without repeating previously performed diagnostic procedures.
- Booking the appointment on the convenient dates and reduction of waiting time for doctor's appointment.
- Monitoring medical program at all stages.
- Control of invoices and return of unspent funds.
- Organization of additional examinations.
- Help in buying and forwarding of medicines.
The company Booking Health will provide you with the necessary services. We will help you to prepare the documents, we will book a hotel and air tickets for you, meet you at the airport and deliver to the hospital.