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Gastroenterology: Endoscopic Treatment of Bile Duct Inflammation

Endoscopic treatment methods for cholangitis are indicated in the event of conservative therapy failure and upon severe biliary patency disorders. Over 90% patients who underwent endoscopic treatment in European clinics have received a favorable long-term outcome.

Preliminary Examination

The indications for endoscopic treatment are determined based on the general clinical data and special tests:

  • case history;
  • complete blood count and urinalysis;
  • biochemical blood analysis;
  • abdominal ultrasound;
  • gastroscopy;
  • biopsy.

Procedure

Endoscopic treatment of cholangitis is combined with its diagnostics. Medical procedures are performed under anesthesia within endosonography. The endoscope is inserted through the patient's mouth and is pushed into the duodenum, where the condition of the large duodenal papilla, where the bile duct is opened, is examined using a special ultrasound device.

Depending on the identified pathology, the bile duct patency is restored in two ways:

  1. duct stenting: stent installation for artificial duct expansion;
  2. by papillosphincterotomy: dissection of the major duodenal papilla electrosurgically.

After the procedure, the patient is monitored by the attending physician and receives palliative care. The treatment efficiency is monitored by re-endoscopy. In most cases, the patient stays in the clinic full-time for 9 days. The cost of required medication varies depending on the clinic and pathological process.

The patient is discharged from the hospital with detailed recommendations on nutrition, further observation and treatment.

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Luisenhospital

9.8/10 from 3 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Oncology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #252543

The Department of Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Oncology offers a wide spectrum of medical services ranging from gastroenterology (diseases of the stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver), cardiology (heart disease and circulatory disorders) and diabetes (diabetes m...


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Endocrinology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #76161

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Endocrinology ranks among the top German departments specializing in diabetes treatment! The main areas of specialization of the department include gastroenterology, hepatology, pu...


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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University Hospital Düsseldorf

8.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #81775

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf covers a wide range of medical areas: diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas as well as the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors (esophagus, stomach, inte...


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #246211

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology at the Hannover Medical School offers treatment of bowel and liver diseases, diseases of the endocrine system, metabolic disorders and diabetes at the highest medicine level.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #104621

The Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine at the University Hospital Aachen deals with the treatment of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract including liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as adult patients with metabolic diseases.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #77929

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology treats patients suffering from diseases of digestive system, liver and biliary tract.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #168175

The Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at the University Hospital Charite specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinology and diabetology.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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University Hospital Münster

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Gerneral Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B)

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #151355

The Department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B) at the University Hospital Münster offers a wide range of services in the treatment of internal organs with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenterology).


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

7.4/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine I (Gastroenterology, Hematology, Onkology, Cardiology, Pulmology, Sport Medicine)

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #52749

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

DRK Altenkirchen-Hachenburg Hospital

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Oncology, Diabetology, Intensive Care Medicine)

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #322281

The Department of Internal Medicine offers treatment not only for patients of the Altenkirchen region, but also for those from other countries. The department employs highly qualified medical specialists, which allows to achieve the best results in patient care.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Altenkirchen

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #330049

The Department of Gastroenterology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a broad range of diseases of the digestive system.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Academic Hospital Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #176977

The department of gastroenterology and hepatology diagnosed and treated diseases of gastro-intestinal system and associated organs as gallbladder, pancreas and liver.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Rambam Health Care Campus

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #328837

The Department of Gastroenterology at Rambam Health Care Campus specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with different diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, as well as those who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #292547

The Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) has a total of 128 beds. The Department of Gastroenterology at the Marienhaus Klinikum St.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Neuwied

District Hospital Waldbröl Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #286242

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Metabolic Diseases at the District Hospital of Waldbröl has 34 beds. An experienced team of doctors and nurses annually provides treatment to 1,500 inpatients and 1,000 outpatients.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

Academic Hospital Schlosspark

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology and Cardiology)

Conservative treatment of bile duct inflammation #281468

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides the whole range of services in the field of modern diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs.


Duration: 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin




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