Vivantes Kaulsdorf Hospital Berlin
Department of Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetology (332613)
Specialized in: gastroenterology, cardiology, diabetology
About the department
The Department of Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Diabetology at the Vivantes Kaulsdorf Hospital specializes in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases including diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, cardiovascular diseases and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In 2013, German Diabetes Society awarded the department with a certificate of the Diabetes 1 and 2 types Treatment Center. The head of the department is Dr.
The human digestive system consists of vital organs: the stomach, pancreas and intestines, which work 24/7 to filter out all vital components from food and make them available to the body. The liver removes dangerous substances from the blood and produces bile for digestion. If these organs stop working properly, the human body becomes very afflicted, so the task of the department's specialists is to diagnose and treat gastroenterological diseases.
One of the most important directions of the department is cardiology. Using the most modern methods of research, doctors diagnose all common cardiovascular diseases: circulatory disorders (coronary heart disease), heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, heart valve diseases and heart failure. Depending on the individual need of the patient, the department uses "bloodless" (so-called non-invasive) methods, for example, ultrasound examination of the heart and, if necessary, also invasive but painless examination methods, for example, cardiac catheterization.
Another important area of the department is treatment of diabetes. There is an interdisciplinary team of doctors with an exceptional experience in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic processes of the body. A key consideration in therapy is the integrated approach to treatment. The basis for the treatment of metabolic disorders is nutrition counseling, which is carried out by highly qualified dietitians of the department. Additional focuses in this area include insulin pumps, care for pregnant women with diabetes (in collaboration with the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics), and treatment of long-term effects of diabetes.
The department offers diagnosis and treatment in such areas:
- Endoscopic examination of the stomach and intestines under short-term anesthesia
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) of the bile duct and pancreas, for example, at suspicion of stones in the bile ducts
- Ultrasound examination of the digestive and vascular organs (duplex sonography of abdominal organs)
- 24-hour emergency service for endoscopic procedures, for example, in acute stomach bleeding
- Modern and gentle endoscopic methods for stopping bleeding
- Endoscopic therapy, which can replace surgical intervention: removal of polyps in the colon, removal of stones from the bile ducts, restoration of bile excretion in the pancreas (stenting)
- Installation of nutrient probes in the stomach and small intestine (PEG, PEJ)
- Identification of increased indices of liver function of unknown origin, collection of tissue samples from the liver with the ultrasound (puncture of the liver)
- Diagnosis of nutrition, for example, with unexplained chronic diarrhea and / or weight loss (laboratory examination for suspected vitamin deficiency)
- Consultations on nutrition
- Determining the status of food
- Food Intolerance Study
- Cardiac catheterization with balloon expansion (PTCA) and stenting
- ECG and ECG with load (ergometry)
- Long-term ECG (up to 60 hours)
- Implantation of cardiac monitors
- Daily monitoring of blood pressure
- Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) and stress echo
- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
- Implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators and subsequent care
- Orthostatic test (inclined test) with syncope
- Doppler study of blood vessels (ultrasound)
- Spirometry (examination of lung function)
- Primary diagnosis of type 1 and 2 diabetes
- Treatment of metabolic imbalance in diabetics with and without insulin
- Individual adaptation to reinforced or conventional insulin therapy
- Treatment with insulin pumps
- Training in insulin delivery and blood glucose measurement
- Research and treatment of complications in diabetes
- Treatment of disorders of lipid metabolism, obesity
- Treatment of gout, including complications
- Learning lifestyle with hypertension, advice on nutrition in hypertension
Department of Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetology.
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