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Centre for Gastroenterology

The team of gastroenterologists of St. Catherine Hospital

Gastroenterology is a branch of internal medicine that focuses on diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes conditions of organs such as esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and intestine, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Gastroenterological examination consists of taking medical history of the patient and detailed clinical examination, usually combined with ultrasound of the abdomen. Afterwards, according to the agreement between the doctor and the patient, additional examinations such as colonoscopy, gastroscopy or laboratory analyses can be performed. If required, radiological diagnostics will also be performed upon agreement. Therefore, a complete diagnostic and treatment process of gastroenterological problems and conditions can be conducted in Specialty hospital Saint Catherine.

In our gastroenterologist's office you can have the following procedures:

  • Gastroscopy with or without anesthesia
  • Colonoscopy with or without anesthesia
  • Ultrasound of the abdoment
  • Specialist examinations
  • Color Doppler of the abdomen
  • Color Doppler of the abdominal blood vessels
    Contrast ultrasound of the liver
  • Liver elastography (non-invasive estimate of the severity of liver
  • damage)
  • Polypectomy

Top diagnostic equipment

All the tests are done quickly, expertly and painlessly with the latest diagnostic and anesthetic equipment.

In the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, as part of the top diagnostic equipment, we also use an endoscope with CAD EYE artificial intelligence for gastroscopy and colonoscopy. This innovative device aims to improve polyp detection in real time, providing outstanding assistance in identifying flat lesions, multiple polyps and any lesions that may be hidden in the corners of the image.

When a suspicious polyp is detected, CAD EYE characterization comes into action, providing crucial diagnostic support. This advanced function analyzes the polyp in real time and accurately classifies it as hyperplastic or neoplastic, providing doctors with important information for further treatment.

Also, it is important to note the high standards of disinfection of endoscopes (thus meeting the highest standards prescribed by the European Endoscopy Society (ESGE and ESGENA)). Disinfection of the endoscope itself is done mechanically and mechanically after each examination, and a drying cabinet (Endodray) intended for additional disinfection is used to store the endoscope, in order to prevent the accumulation of bacteria in the device itself, given its specific use.

The application of CAD EYE artificial intelligence brings a significant improvement in polyp detection and diagnosis accuracy, setting new standards in medical diagnostics. In the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, we are always dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients, and CAD EYE is another step towards that goal.

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In the Center for Gastroenterology, we also use the PHILIPS EPIQ 7 ultrasound device, which uses nSIGHT technology to achieve optimal resolution, while the PureWave uniform crystal probe design through improved ultrasound signal penetration enables uncompromising imaging of the most demanding patients. In addition to its technical superiority, the EPIQ 7 utilizes a comprehensive and undisputed range of clinical applications such as contrast imaging, elastography, 3D/4D imaging and of course blood vessel flow analysis via Color Doppler imaging.

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