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Rectal Cancer — Endoscopic Dilation by Stenosis: treatment in the Best Hospitals in the World

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology offers the full range of high-precision diagnostics and effective treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. The department's specialists admit patients of all age groups, including children. Endoscopic procedures are widely used in clinical practice for detection of the slightest pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract, as well as for their treatment. An individual therapy regimen is developed for each patient, taking into account all specificities of the disease and state of health, as well as age. The tremendous experience of the department's doctors allows them to successfully cure even the most complex and rare gastroenterological pathologies. The department's medical services meet the highest standards of modern medicine.

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University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the liver, pancreas, and other organs of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, of particular interest is the treatment of cancer pathologies of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver. The department is a supraregional center for the diagnostics, research and treatment of chronic liver diseases and their complications, as well as the certified Infectology Center, within which all types of hepatitis, HIV, and tropical infectious diseases are treated.

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers the full range of services in diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas. The department performs all the innovative endoscopic procedures, as well as high-precision ultrasound and functional examinations, which allow making an accurate diagnostics and prescribe an appropriate effective therapy. In addition, it conducts active scientific and clinical trials contributing to the development of new treatment methods.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is ranked among the top medical institutions in Germany specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. It provides high-quality medical care with the use of innovative medical advances. Also, key role is given to a human attitude and understanding of the individual needs of each patient.

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers the full service range for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The department carries out advanced diagnostic tests and treatment using the very latest methods. Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures are also widely used here. The medical team consists of the highly qualified doctors whose purpose is to provide safe and effective treatment for each patient.

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology offers the full diagnostic and therapeutic range of services in the fields of its specialization. The department specializes in liver pathologies and oncological diseases of the bronchi, endocrine glands, liver, biliary tract, pancreas and other gastrointestinal organs. In addition, the department is a recognized Diabetes Center. The service range is complemented by dietology. The treatment is provided in accordance with the international protocols using the very latest medicines.

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology offers the full range of medical services in these fields and specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the digestive system (esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas, liver), acute and chronic infectious diseases, tropical infections and oncopathologies of the internal organs. To ensure the comprehensive and most effective treatment, there is maintained close cooperation with the Departments of Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, General Surgery and Radiology.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology offers the full range of services in these fields and specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and liver transplantation. One of the key activities is the therapy of oncological diseases of the digestive organs. Medical care is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. In addition, the department operates an intensive care unit to provide round-the-clock assistance to critically ill patients.

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these fields. The department specializes in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, endocrine organs, including diabetes mellitus, as well as the treatment of infectious diseases. Of particular interest is the treatment of oncopathology of the digestive tract and liver, as well as rare hereditary intestinal tumors (in collaboration with the Center for Integrated Oncology). In addition, the therapeutic options include liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. The department's doctors have both classical and innovative methods of diagnostics and therapy, thanks to which they achieve high rates of treatment success.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment in these fields. The department specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the digestive system, liver and bile ducts, the hematopoietic system, etc. Much attention is paid to the interdisciplinary cooperation (Cancer Center Mainfranken, etc.).

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment! It offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. The doctors of the department provide medical care in close cooperation with the Departments of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, as well as with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden. The department has a modern Endoscopic Unit, which performs more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures annually. In addition, the department is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment for comprehensive ultrasound and functional diagnostics of the digestive tract organs.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

The Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology offers all modern options for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas and other gastrointestinal organs. An important component of the department's clinical practice is the cooperation with related disciplines, such as surgery, radiology and nuclear medicine. The department positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, which priority task is to provide high-quality individualized treatment using the very latest scientific achievements and current medical standards.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

The Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these medical fields. The department's doctors have expert knowledge and clinical skills to provide high-quality medical care to patients with general gastroenterological diseases, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, liver pathologies, endocrine disorders, diabetes mellitus and morbid obesity. The department has excellent endoscopic equipment for modern diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with gastrointestinal diseases ranging from the esophagus to the rectum, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract. In addition, the treatment of acute and chronic infections is carried out in close cooperation with the specialized Center for Infectious Medicine. The competence also includes the provision of emergency care to patients with all diseases in the field of internal medicine. The clinical practice is based on the use of the very latest technical equipment, innovative treatment methods and high-precision diagnostic options, which in combination with the outstanding professionalism of doctors helps to achieve the best therapy result.

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment in its fields of specialization. The department specializes in the diagnostic and interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, treatment of liver, pancreatic diseases, as well as chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. In the field of pulmonology, the focus is on the diagnostics and treatment of obstructive, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer and cystic fibrosis.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The specialists of the department have a unique experience in the treatment of liver, bile duct and pancreatic diseases, cancers, as well as in the field of complex endoscopic interventions. The department has long traditions in conducting patient-oriented clinical trials, and therefore successfully integrates modern scientific advances into everyday clinical practice. If desired, patients can participate in clinical trials benefiting from the use of the innovative therapeutic procedures.

Rectal cancer is often accompanied by intestinal obstruction. It develops when a tumor totally or partially compresses the intestine or grows into its lumen. The defecation becomes impaired, which leads to severe intoxication, severe abdominal pain, progressive loss of body weight. The foreign clinics perform procedures and operations that involve endoscopic dilation (expansion) of the intestine.

In what cases can intestinal patency restoration be required? 

The main method to treat rectal cancer is surgical removal of the neoplasm. This is followed either by colostoma formation for the elimination of stool to the external environment, or the restoration of its natural elimination. Why do patients need additional manipulations to restore intestinal patency? They may be required in the following cases: 

1. The final stage of cancer. Sometimes radical treatment cannot be performed at this stage, because the tumor has spread, has reached a large size, has distant metastasis, the patient is too weak and cannot undergo surgery. In this case, palliative measures become an option of choice. The doctors dilate the intestines to restore the possibility of defecation.

2. Waiting for a radical surgical procedure. There is no doubt that every patient with colorectal cancer should necessarily undergo surgery. However, surgery cannot always be performed right away. It takes time to undergo diagnostics, to wait for your turn, and sometimes to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. If a radical surgical procedure can be performed only after a month, the intestinal patency should be restored today. In such situations, the doctors use temporary solutions to normalize defecation.

3. Cancer recurrence. In some patients, colorectal cancer recurs after surgery. The repeated radical intervention cannot always be performed. The palliative procedures and operations to restore intestinal patency can serve as an alternative option. They are combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Intestinal dilation techniques 

The intestinal patency is usually restored using minimally invasive procedures that are performed with endoscopic access. All the necessary instruments are inserted into the rectum through the anus.

The following treatment options can be used: 

Endoscopic balloon dilation. A balloon is injected into the intestine. It swells, and thereby expands its walls. It dilates due to fluid injection. To make the procedure safe, the doctors usually use several cylinders of different sizes alternately. First, they take those that are smaller and then increase the caliber. This helps to avoid rupture of the intestinal wall.

Stenting. A metal stent is inserted inside the intestine. It holds the intestinal walls, if a tumor presses on them. A stent is a frame that looks like a mesh. However, this solution may not always be long-term. The stent placement is usually followed by a scheduled surgery in 1-3 weeks.

Endoscopic recanalization. It involves the action of a laser or other energies on that part of the tumor that protrudes into the intestinal lumen and blocks its patency. The procedure is combined with the radical treatment of the disease and does not worsen its prognosis. Nonetheless, it cannot be performed in the case of significant lumen obstruction, since the probe can be inserted in a lumen of more than 1 cm. It can sometimes be dilated in advance using surgical instruments. 

What is balloon dilatation? 

Balloon dilatation is a procedure, in which a balloon is inserted into the lumen of a hollow tubular organ, which is inflated with liquid and stretches the walls. In medicine, this method has been used for a very long time, but in case of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it has been introduced into clinical practice relatively recently.

The doctors can dilate almost any part of the digestive system. Thus, balloon dilatation of the esophagus eliminates dysphagia in the case of strictures or tumor formations. In some cases, endoscopic balloon dilatation of the pylorus can replace a surgical operation. The balloon dilatation of the stomach can sometimes be used as part of palliative cancer treatment.

The expanding balloons can also be introduced into the intestines, including for the treatment of rectal cancer. The method is used while preparing the patient for a radical surgical procedure. Sometimes it can be used as palliative treatment.

A balloon dilator is an endoscopic instrument that consists of a long catheter and balloon. It is fixed at its end in a folded state. It is injected into the intestines and pumped with liquid. The manipulation is carried out under the guidance of x-ray or other imaging methods. There are two main methods of administration, namely through the biopsy channel of the endoscope or through a flexible conductor string, which is preliminary introduced into the intestine.

Treatment abroad with the Booking Health company 

To undergo rectal cancer treatment abroad, you can use the services of the Booking Health company. We have been successfully engaged in medical tourism for a long time and we are leaders in this industry. The patients from foreign clinics leave thousands of positive reviews about our work. Some reviews are recorded in video format. You can also read some reviews on our website. The website also offers the information on the cost of treatment programs of leading foreign clinics. 

When booking the rectal cancer treatment via the Booking Health service, you will get a number of benefits: 

  • Selection of the best clinic that specializes in the bowel cancer treatment and achieves outstanding results in this field of medicine.
  • Reduced cost of medical services. Your savings will reach 50% due to the lack of overpricing for foreign patients.
  • Booking an appointment with a doctor on the most suitable dates. 
  • Preparation of a bowel cancer treatment program based on the completed examinations.
  • Establishment of communication directly with your attending physician.
  • Monitoring of all stages of the rectal cancer treatment program.
  • Control of the cost of all procedures, invoices, return of unspent funds.
  • Buying and forwarding of medicines.
  • Organization of additional diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
  • Communication with the clinic after rectal cancer treatment.

Thanks to the Booking Health company, you can get treatment easier and faster, and the cost of medical services will be lower. We will provide you with top-class services. We will book a hotel for you and arrange a transfer from the airport to the clinic and back.




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