Endoscopic Interventions

Endoscopic interventions have an important place in modern diagnostic and therapeutic methods.   Endoscopic examinations are done in Türkiye Hospital from 08.30 to 17.30 every weekday. You can have further information by phone: 0212 314 12 12

Endoscopy, a modern diagnostic method, is rapidly developing and replacing many conventional methods.  Endoscopy implies a medical intervention using advanced technology.
Endoscopy is an English word derived from “endo” meaning “in, inside” and the suffix “scopy” meaning “viewing, observing, examining”.  This word means a technique which allows a direct look into the body.

Endoscope consists of a display device, a mini camera, a thin tube inserted into the body, and complementary elements.

Visual examination and treatment
Examination is performed by advancing the mini camera to the body part of interest. The images detected by the camera are reflected on the screen.  Thus, the physician has the opportunity to examine internal organs of the patient visually.  Even, the patient can see inside of his/her own body during this process.

Thus, the organ is examined visually.  Diagnosis can be made during the process, and if necessary secretion, fluid and tissue fragments can be sampled for examination.

This method is substantially facilitating the diagnosis.
But, endoscopic interventions are not performed for diagnostic purposes only.  Endoscopic method is utilized also in carrying out the necessary surgery on the organ examined.

Endoscopic operations are called “closed operations”, since they do not require deep incisions as the case in conventional surgeries. This method is also preferred because there is no incision scar.

In Türkiye Hospital, endoscopic interventions are carried out successfully using state-of-the-art devices.  Major applications of endoscopic diagnosis and treatments include gastroscopy, bronchoscopy, hysteroscopy, and arthroscopy.

Gastroscopy
It is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.  Gastroscopy device is used for screening entire digestive system, ranging from esophagus to anal canal. Organs are imaged in detail and diagnosis of diseases is made. The images can be also seen by the patient and relatives. Images are saved on CD, which is delivered to the patient. Biopsy specimens can be also taking from sick tissues of digestive system during the examination. Pathological diagnosis can be made by examining the biopsy specimen.

Emergency endoscopic intervention enables physicians to stop bleeding in case of esophageal varice ruptures and gastric ulcer hemorrhages.

Bronchoscopy
The respiratory system can be visually examined with bronchoscopy.  Disorders, such as tumor, foreign bodies and bleeding, are identified by exploring respiratory system images.  Biopsy specimen can be taken for pathological evaluation, if needed.

Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy is used to examine the intrauterine cavity (the cavity of womb).  Intrauterine cavity is visualized to examine the tissue in detail.  Polyps and myomas can be identified in this examination.

Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is especially used for injuries of meniscus and other muscles in the knee joint.  Meniscus tears, patellar plica lesions, patellofemoral arthritis and arthrosis and cartilage losses, degenerations and destructions are treated with arthroscopy.