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Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy?
☞ Colonoscopy is the use of images from a camera to examine the colon and rectum in real time. It is used not only to diagnose colon diseases, but it also plays a role during endoscopy to remove or treat lesions such as colon polyps.

Colonoscopies are a recommended for the prevention of colon cancer since the removal of polyps discovered in a colonoscopy is a an effective treatment for the prevention of colorectal cancer

For the convenience of our patients, Daehang hospital provides colonoscopies with the immediate removal of any polyps that are discovered.

Preparation and test methods
☞ Methods of Administration



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Preparation and test methods
☞ Testing process and duration


[Testing process]

1. Endoscopy unit, 4F in the main building
: Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time. This will allow you to complete the registration.

2. Change into a hospital gown
: Leave your underwear on and put on the gown with the opening in the back.

3. Sedative vascular injection (selective)

4. Test
The procedure usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. The procedure may take as long as 20-30 minutes if polyps or adhesions are removed, if a laparotomy is necessary or if the intestine is very long. You will receive the results of any biopsy three weeks after the test.

5. Consultation
Consultation about the test results is available.

The procedure usually takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Removal of colon polyps or biopsies for tissue testing when necessary may take longer. Please arrive 10 minutes before the test. After the test, you will be transferred to a recovery room. Please consult one of our specialists if you have any question about the results before you are discharged.



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Gastroscopy

What is gastroscopy?
☞ Gastroscopy is the examination of the interior of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum with the use of an endoscope.
According to the World Cancer Report 2014 , published by The Interntional Agency for Reserch on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), the rate of gastric cancer of Korea is 8.8%, which gives Korea the 5th highest rate of gastric cancer in the world.
Since 90% of patients with early stage gastric cancer can make a full recovery if it is discovered early through gastroscopy, regular checkups are recommended.

Preparation and test methods
☞ There is no particular preparation necessary apart from fasting for 8 hours prior to the test. Please come to our clinic without having had breakfast.
The procedure usually takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled test time. Please consult one of our specialists if you have any questions about the results before you are discharged.

Helicobacter pylori
☞ Helicobacter pylori is gastric-mucosa associated bacterium found in the gastric mucous membrane and creates an alkaline environment.
This is known to be one of the most common causes of gastritis, gastric ulcer, and duodenal ulcer. It is also associated with gastric cancer and gastric lymphoma. The presence of the bacteria can be examined by studying the mucous membrane through the gastroscope. However, the presence of H. pylori does not mean there is a need for the treatment.
The treatment is recommended to a patient with endoscopic gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer or endoscopic mucosal resection for early gastric cancer, but not general gastritis. Eradication of bacteria is achieved with 90% of the patients with the three combination therapy for one week.



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