Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

The name gastrology is also commonly used, which is usually considered a kind of abbreviated version of gastroenterology, although, as a rule, it would mean a specialist dealing only with stomach diseases.
What does a gastroenterologist do?

What does a gastroenterologist do?

A gastroenterologist treats diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and digestive glands, i.e. the liver and pancreas.

All methods of diagnosis and treatment used at the Melita Medical Center are based on facts and scientific research in accordance with the Evidence-Based Medicine standard.

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Pediatric gastroenterology

Pediatric gastroenterology is an important part of pediatrics, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract in children.

Patients under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist are both the youngest children (newborns, infants) and older children (preschoolers, teenagers).

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Pediatric gastroenterology
What does a pediatric gastroenterologist do?

What does a pediatric gastroenterologist do?

A pediatric gastroenterologist treats diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and digestive glands, i.e. the liver and pancreas occurring in children.

Among the less obvious ailments, the competence of a pediatric gastroenterologist also includes diagnosing:

  • Allergies and gastrointestinal intolerances
  • Celiac disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Intestinal malabsorption
  • Feeding disorders
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When should you visit a gastroenterologist?

It is worth seeing a gastroenterologist when you notice the following symptoms in yourself or your child:

  • Abdominal pain (paroxysmal, chronic, related or unrelated to meals)
  • Diarrhea
  • Obstruction
  • Extensive digestive discomfort (meal-related or independent)
  • Heartburn, burning in the retrosternal area, reflux of food into the esophagus
  • Blood or mucus in the stool
  • Coffee-ground emesis
  • Sudden unintentional loss of body
  • Unexplained anemia (especially in men)
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When should you visit a gastroenterologist?
How to prepare for the first visit?

How to prepare for the first visit?

Before you visit a gastroenterologist for the first time, it is a good idea to complete the full medical documentation on the problem that requires consultation and results of the current laboratory testing, if held by the patient.

In the event of such ailments as diarrhea or bleeding during defecation, it is worth taking a stool sample with you for the first visit to the gastroenterologist. At our facility, after a full interview and physical examination, it is common practice to order further diagnostics, including quick tests such as a cassette test for Clostridium difficile or fecal calprotectin determination. Taking a sample of stool with you greatly shortens the time required to make a correct diagnosis and enables making a decision concerning the correct treatment.

Since the Melita Medical Center is a facility providing only private services, you can make an appointment without having a referral to a gastroenterologist.

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Price list

Gastroenterologist specialist consultation
PLN 250-350
Additionally – for polyp resection and histopathologic examination (first polyp)
PLN 450
Additionally – for the collection of the biopsy sample and its histopathological examination
PLN 100
Intravenous anesthesia/analgosedation for procedures and examinations
PLN 450
Capsule Endoscopy
PLN 4100
Gastroscopy with a test for Helicobacter pylori
PLN 650
Gastroscopy in intravenous analgosedation
PLN 1250
Gastroenterological consultation with sigmoidoscopy under local anesthesia
PLN 500
Colonoscopy in intravenous analgosedation with gastroenterological consultation after the examination
PLN 1400
Colonoscopy and gastroscopy in intravenous analgosedation with gastroenterological consultation after the examination
PLN 2000
Additionally - each subsequent polyp with histopathological examination
PLN 150
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