GASTROENTEROLOGY Ramat Aviv Medical Center includes a Gastroenterology Unit outfitted with cutting edge equipment manufactured by Fuji. Our advanced technologies allow us to conduct tests and diagnoses of the digestive system and obtain reliable, quality results at the highest possible resolutions. The small diameter of the device contributes greatly to client comfort. Intestinal illnesses can appear among young people and have strong impact on a range of life activities such as military service, physical fitness, family life and more. Treating intestinal issues involves the kind of professional testing and in-depth knowledge that our specialists can offer. Early detection of intestinal complications and their correct and thorough treatment are customized to each patient’s needs and promote fast recovery. Ramat Aviv Medical Center’s Gastroenterology Unit specializes in invasive tests of the digestive system to diagnose and treat illnesses and growths. Our unit tests for ulcers, polyps, endoscopic resections to treat tumors, bleeding stoppages and more. The Unit’s medical team is constantly updating their knowhow with latest developments and discoveries in the field of intestinal disorders. Whenever you visit our Gastroenterology Unit, you will receive top level care in a warm, attentive and reassuring atmosphere. For more information, details or to set an appointment, call us on 03-6401234     Types of tests carried out by the Gastroenterology Unit  (clickable) Ramat Aviv Medical Center Gastroenterology Unit performs the following tests: Gastroscopy test Purpose of the test Gastroscopy testing aims to diagnose inflammatory illness, ulcers, benign and malignant tumors, and the Helicobacter Pylori virus. Test procedure After administering local anesthesia, a fine flexible tube outfitted with a camera is inserted via the mouth and reaches the stomach and duodenum, allowing the physician to view them and the diaphragm directly. The test lasts 5 minutes. Following the test we recommend not driving for 24 hours. Results and recovery If the H. Pylori virus is found, results are given immediately. Treatment is recommended according to findings. Post-treatment recovery tends to be fast.   Colonoscopy Purpose of the test A colonoscopy is conducted to view and treat large intestine issues. the test helps early discovery of polyps, malignant tumors, inflammation, and other causes of bleeding and chronic stomach pain. The test is suited to patients in high risk groups for hereditary intestinal cancer, including first degree relatives who have been diagnosed with intestinal tumors. The test is also suited to people complaining of rectal bleeding, stomach pains, sudden weight loss, anemia, or changes in bowel movements. Test procedure In most cases a sedative injection is administered prior to the test. We recommend bringing someone to accompany you. Driving is prohibited for 24 hours after receiving the injection. A fine flexible tube outfitted with a camera is then introduced via the rectum. The camera displays the internal structure of the large and small intestines or the diaphragm onto the screen, in accordance with the type of test. Results and recovery The patient may experience discomfort or stomach pain after the test, due to air entering the stomach cavity as the test is being conducted. Should the physician decide to take a biopsy for further testing at a certified laboratory, this will also be done during the test. Some 6% of men and women may develop intestinal cancer. It is currently normative, based on the literature, to suggest a colonoscopy to people aged 50 and up even of no clear symptoms or hereditary tendencies are known.   Sigmoidoscopy Purpose of the test A sigmoidoscopy is an endoscopic test to examine the lower digestive system in order to prevent large intestine cancer or diagnose it as early as possible. Using a short colonoscope, the section of intestine closest to the rectum and known as the sigmoid colon is examined. The test is conducted with cutting edge equipment and intended chiefly for patients in the high risk groups for developing large intestine cancer due to hereditary connects (first level relatives diagnosed with this cancer) or other hereditary reasons. The test is also useful for individuals who experience rectal bleeding, chronic stomach pain or changes in bowel movements. The test procedure In most cases a sedative injection is given prior to testing, following which a fine, flexible tube outfitted with a camera is inserted. The camera allows the physician to view the internal structure of the intestine or diaphragm, according to the type of test needed. Due to the sedative administered before testing, we recommend bringing someone to accompany you. Driving is absolutely prohibited for 24 hours after the test. Results and recovery Patients may experience discomfort or stomach pain due to air entering the stomach during the test. If the physician decides on taking a biopsy this will be done during the test and sent to the appropriate laboratory for diagnosis. Some 6% of men and women may develop intestinal cancer. It is currently normative, based on the literature, to suggest a colonoscopy to people aged 50 and up even of no clear symptoms or hereditary tendencies are known. You can ask your medical fund for a referral to Ramat Aviv Medical Center’s Gastroenterology Unit or carry out the tests through private complementary insurance. The service can also be received through the private track or a referral direct from your insurance company.   Small intestine testing with the video pill Purpose of the test Discovery and diagnosis of bleeding and tumors in the small intestine and evaluation of intestinal functioning in chronic digestive illnesses. Up until now it was difficult to diagnose bleeding and tumors using existing equipment. This required patients to undergo a surgical procedure. Now the video pill allows scanning the small intestine and finding tumors or sources of bleeding. The test procedure The pill contains a miniscule camera, light and battery. Easily swallowed, it moves into the digestive system completely naturally. It takes several hours to capture the full film. Every second, the camera takes two color photos. The patient is outfitted with a belt holding a wireless receiver with sensors which record the information broadcast by the pill. The procedure ends when the pill is naturally expelled by the body. Data is analyzed using a computer program, and translated into a video. Patients can continue their normal routines. Click here to see a sample clip the Gastroenterology Unit staff  (clickable) Ramat Aviv Medical Center Gastroenterology Unit Staff Ramat Aviv Medical Center is proud of its specialist gastroenterologists who have vast knowledge and experience in their fields. Most also work in similar departments in public hospitals throughout Israel.  
Name Specialization Additional workplace Additional details
Dr. Y Avni Gastroenterology Wolfson Hospital ?
Dr. A Teomani Gastroenterology   ?
Dr. M Yakabovitz Gastroenterology Ichilov Hospital ?
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