Clinical Tests

What is important at your first visit to our doctor’s office?

Prior to your doctor’s appointment we will ask you to fill out a Patient Questionnaire with information regarding your current symptoms and your past medical history, operations and current medication. Of course, you also have an opportunity to state your symptoms and complaints directly to the doctor during the appointment.

How Do I Prepare for a Procto-Rectoscopy?

There is no special bowel preparation required before the examination. If necessary you may be given an enema (solution instilled into the rectum in order to cleanse the rectum) or a suppository in the office just prior to the examination.

A procto-rectoscopy is performed to detect diseases of the rectum or anus and/or other causes of rectal bleeding.

You will be asked to remove your clothing below the waist and lie on your left side on the examination stretcher. The doctor will gently insert a gloved and lubricated finger into your anus to check for tenderness or blockage. The lubricated rectoscope is then carefully inserted into the rectum. Air is gently inflated to expand the rectum for further inspection. Some patients may experience some bloating with an urge to pass stool. The doctor may use special instruments to remove tissue or to take a tissue sample (biopsy) for further tests. At the end of the examination, the rectosope is gently withdrawn. A second examination with the proctoscope is performed with insertion into the anus but without air insufflation. This procedure allows the inspection of the anal canal with the hemorrhoidal region.

The majority of patients do not require any sedation or anesthesia for this procedure. The examination should not be painful.

The doctor will immediately inform you about the examination results.

What You Need to Know About a Colonoscopy:

Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to inspect the inner lining of your large bowel (rectum and colon) and the last part of your small intestine.
The colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube that ranges from 130-160 cm length. A small video camera is located at the end of the colonoscope to allow examination of the large bowel and part of the small intestines.

A preventive colonoscopy is suggested for symptom-free patients over 55 yrs. to screen for and rule out intestinal polyps and/or colorectal cancer. A colonoscopy is also recommended for symptom-free patients with a family history of bowel cancer.The colonoscopy plays an important part in the evaluation of symptoms such as bleeding from the anus, recurrent diarrhea or constipation, blood or pus in the stool (feces) and abdominal pain.

Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to inspect the inner lining of your large bowel (rectum and colon) and the last part of your small intestine.

The colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube that ranges from 130-160 cm length. A small video camera is located at the end of the colonoscope to allow examination of the large bowel and part of the small intestines.

A preventive colonoscopy is suggested for symptom-free patients over 55 yrs. to screen for and rule out intestinal polyps and/or colorectal cancer. A colonoscopy is also recommended for symptom-free patients with a family history of bowel cancer.

The colonoscopy plays an important part in the evaluation of symptoms such as bleeding from the anus, recurrent diarrhea or constipation, blood or pus in the stool (feces) and abdominal pain.

If a colonoscopy should be performed, please contact our office for a doctor’s appointment. During the first meeting the procedure will be explained and an informed consent form discussed. A blood sample (small blood count, coagulation study) is required. You will be informed about the preparation for the examination and the bowel preparation medication given to you. A second appointment for the actual colonoscopy will be scheduled.



CENTRUM COLOPROCTOLOGIE FRANKFURT
Ärztehaus Klinik Maingau
Eschenheimer Anlage 7
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon (069) 498 00 43
Telefax (069) 498 00 47
Email: info@coloproct.de
BERUFSAUSÜBUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FÜR CHIRURGIE
Prof. Dr. med. Edgar Hancke
Dr. med. Katrin Suchan
Dr. med. Knut Völke

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