Gastroenterology Endoscopy Hamburg

Gastroenterology and endoscopy

The view of gastroenterology has developed further: it is not limited to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract as well as the organs connected to this tract, such as the liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Gastroenterology also deals with autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, etc.

Endoscopic services now also available for patients with statutory health insurance!
At two locations in Hamburg:

Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Stephansplatz
Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Niendorf

Diagnosis, therapy and follow-up of:

  • gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Tumour diseases of the abdominal cavity
  • Liver diseases
  • Diseases of the pancreas
  • reflux disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases
  • Clarification of abdominal pain, weight loss, anaemia and chronic diarrhoea
Center for Gastrointestinal Medicine, Medizinicum Hamburg

Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

In chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (CED) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the body's own immune system attacks the large intestine (ulcerative colitis) or the entire digestive tract (Crohn's disease) for unknown reasons. CEDs thus belong to the group of autoimmune diseases. There is no cure yet, but with the therapies available today, CEDs are generally well treatable. If proven standard therapies such as locally applied and systemically administered steroids and immunosuppressants are not sufficient, so-called biologics are now used.

At MEDIZINICUM Hamburg, patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis benefit from the double expertise of the Medical Director, Dr. Ahmadi-Simab. As a specialist in rheumatology and immunology, he has long been familiar with the targeted treatment of inflammations with monoclonal antibodies.

Our diagnostic and therapeutic services

Colorectal cancer screening is a very good way to detect this disease at an early stage and thus to be able to treat it much more effectively. More than 50,000 patients in Germany develop colorectal cancer every year. Early detection is therefore enormously important in order to be able to help many people. 

Colorectal cancer is a very common tumor disease in women and men. The frequent cause is the alteration of intestinal polyps, which are basically harmless but can become malignant. Colorectal cancer in family members or inflammatory bowel disease mean higher risks.

With colonoscopy (endoscopy), an effective examination method is available to make accurate diagnoses.

The endoscopy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract is carried out with a thin flexible glass fibre instrument at the tip of which a tiny video camera is located. The images are transferred to a television monitor. The patient can also view these pictures. If desired, these examinations can be carried out in sedation (twilight sleep) so that the examination is painless. All endoscopic examinations require you to appear sober. In the case of intestinal examinations, additional intestinal cleansing must be carried out beforehand according to instructions.

Endoscopy of oesophagus, stomach and duodenum, in particular to assess inflammation, ulcer, tumour, heartburn)
Duration of examination no more than 5 min, with preparation and follow-up up to 30 min.

After preparation, the entire colon is examined up to the junction of the small intestine. This provides a reliable assessment of whether there is inflammation, polyp or tumour, or whether the bowel is completely healthy. This examination is usually carried out in sedation so that you do not feel any pain. The examination takes 15-30 minutes, but the preparation at home takes several hours, the aftercare in the practice up to 1 hour.

Polyps are sometimes found in both gastroscopy and, in particular, colonoscopy. These are immediately removed without any pain during the appropriate examination, as malignant tumours can develop from them.

Tissue samples are taken from all regions of the body (oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, large intestine, small intestine), this is completely painless - even without sedation. After all endoscopic examinations with sedation, you will be monitored in the recovery room before you can only go home accompanied. As already mentioned above, independent driving is only possible the following day, when all endoscopies are carried out using high-definition television equipment.

  • The underlying organs can be examined by placing an ultrasound probe on the skin from the outside. The size of the organs and the assessment of their structure can provide information on the state of health of the organs. Duration of examination: 10 min.
Ex. abdominal examinations:

Representation of:

  • liver
  • gallbladder
  • pancreas
  • kidneys
  • spleen
  • abdominal artery
  • urinary bladder

Functional examinations:

  • Gastrointestinal transit time measurements (Hinton test, 13C and H2 breath tests)
  • H2 breath test (lactose, fructose, sorbitol intolerance, bacterial overgrowth)
  • Pancreas function tests (e.g. 13C triglyceride test)
  • Aftercare of patients with tumor diseases
  • Hepatological diagnostics and therapy
  • Diagnostics of liver diseases (laboratory examinations and imaging)
  • Therapy of viral, autoimmune and other liver diseases (nutritive-toxic, fatty liver, storage diseases)
  • Therapy of autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Therapy of decompensation in liver cirrhosis (e.g. ascites puncture)
  • Diagnostics and therapy of intestinal diseases
  • Differential Diagnostic Examinations of Chronic Diarrhoea
  • treatment of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and other chronic gastrointestinal diseases
  • Treatment of functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Diagnostics and therapy of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diagnostics and therapy of reflux disease (reflux esophagitis)
  • Diagnostics and therapy of rectal diseases

Our attending physicians at Stephansplatz

Dr. med. K. Ahmadi-Simab
Ärztlicher Direktor
Facharzt für Innere Medizin, Rheumatologie,
Klinische Immunologie, Gastroenterologie

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PD Dr. med. Viola Andresen
Fachärztin für Innere Medizin,
Ernährungsmedizin & Palliativmedizin
Schwerpunkt funktionelle Gastroenterologie

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Dr. Barth Rheumatologist Hamburg

Dr. med. Eberhard Barth
Specialist for Internal Medicine,
Rheumatology, Gastroenterology

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Dr. Strate Specialist Visceral Surgery Hamburg

Ursula Strate, MD
Specialist in surgery and visceral surgery,
Focus on endoscopy, proctology

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Dr. med. Stephanie Thiel
Fachärztin für Allgemeinmedizin,
funktionelle Gastroenterologie

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Dr. Dein Gastroenterologist Hamburg

Dr. med. Thomas Dein 
Facharzt für Innere Medizin,
Gastroenterologie, Ernährungsmedizin

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Our treating gastroenterologists and gastroenterologists in Niendorf

Dr Hansen-Rosenblatt, Medizinicum Hamburg

Nina Hansen-Rosenblatt, MD
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

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Dr. Nava Faraghi
Fachärztin für Gastroenterologie

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Locations & Contact

Our locations in Hamburg

Our location in Schleswig-Holstein

Radiology Stephansplatz Othmarschen Nienstedten Eidelstedt Niendorf Neuer Wall Bergedorf
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