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Endoscopy

You are scheduled for an endoscopic examination at our division. 

For some procedures (gastroscopy, ERCP, endosonography) you must be sober (last meal on the evening before the examination). Other interventions (colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy) require complex preparation (instructions). 

Please take the information sheet and (if necessary) the current blood results and the blood group card with you to the examinations. 

If you are taking anticoagulants or insulin or antibiotics, please discuss the procedure with your doctor in good time. Please take the blood pressure medication in the morning before the examination. 

After many of the examinations, you can go home straight away. If you have been given an "injection for calming/pain relief", you must remain in our relaxation room for 1-3 hours, depending on the medication used. You are also not allowed to drive or sign contracts for 24 hours after being given tranquilizers. If complex interventions are necessary, it is possible that you will be admitted to the hospital for monitoring. In most cases, this will be planned in advance and discussed with you. 
 

Referral information

Endoscopy outpatient department
Reachability: Checkpoint 7i, red bed building
Appointment: Phone +43 (0)1 40400-47780 or -47295
or E-Mail: post_akh_ls_7i@akhwien.at
Fax: +43 (0)1 40400-47990
Business hours: Monday - Friday by appointment

Head care management: DGKS Natascha Papouschek
Senior nurse: DGKP Simon Cserny

 

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schöniger-Hekele

Senior Physician

Ao. Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Barbara Tribl

Senior physician

Infrastruktur

More than 5,000 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic examinations and interventions are carried out in 6 endoscopy rooms every year. The entire spectrum of today's internationally established diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures is offered. 

For gastroscopy and colonoscopy, we can fall back on the latest generation of devices, which offer excellent resolution and thus visualization of pathological changes. This enables better diagnostics and, as a result, a better interventional therapeutic approach. Images and videos are archived digitally. We also have up-to-date equipment for endosonography and ERCP (with cholangioscopy). 

In selected cases, the diagnosis is supported by e.g. cholangioscopy or endomicroscopy. Therapeutically, we have mucosal resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and other complex interventions such as radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's mucosa (HALO) in the esophagus and Klatskin tumors in the bile duct. There is also the option of flexible splitting of Zenker diverticula, cyst drainage or necrosectomy, to name just a few. 

At this point, we would also like to point out that the specified examination times often cannot be adhered to exactly. Acute, life-threatening cases must have priority. Likewise, the duration of a colonoscopy, for example, cannot be planned exactly (complex previous operations or polyp removal,...). We ask for your understanding. 

Untersuchungen

  • gastroscopies: polypectomy, PEG, hemostasis (with clips), injection method, thermocoagulation, rubber band ligatures, dilatations, endoprostheses (esophagus/cardia/jejunum), foreign body removal
  • colonoscopies: polypectomies with/without electricity, hemostasis (with clips), injection methods, thermocoagulation, dilatations, mucosal resection, endoprostheses)
  • ERCP: cholangioscopies, papillotomy ductus choledochus/pancreaticus, stone extractions (basket, balloon), lithotripsy, drainage probes, endoprostheses, dilatations, cyst or abscess drainage (incl. targeted EUS), photodynamic therapy
  • Endosonographies: in the upper and lower GI tract, EUS-targeted punctures
  • enteroscopies
  • capsule endoscopies
  • endomicroscopy