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Department of endoscopy


The Department of Endoscopy has officially operated since July 2000. the Department provides diagnosis and treatment services for both in-patients, out-patients and patients from other hospitals. There are 10,000 cases of endoscopy done in our Department every year.

The Department of Endoscopy has doctors specializing in Endoscopy and Nursing. The Department of Endoscopy is supported by endoscopic surgeons from other departments of General Surgery, Surgical Urology, Obstetrics and Otorhinolaryngology

The Department consists of 2 procedure rooms. The procedures are included:

- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
- Colonoscopy
- Rectoscopy
- Cystoscopy
- ERCP

The Department of Endoscopy is equipped with modern equipment which helps surgeons to use video – camera equipment flexibly and advantageously to observe directly lesions on intervention procedures.

Endoscopic surgery

The Endoscopic surgery is a surgical therapy by removing or repairing damaged organs in the body.

The Endoscopic surgery uses a scope connected with a mini- camera and source of light, together with small tools which are inserted into a body through 5-10mm skin incisions.

Video monitor shall display the magnified but sharp pictures of underlying organs in order for surgeons to carry out the operation.

Advantages of the endoscopic surgery:

- Less body damages
- Less blood loss
- Less application of pain-killers
- Leaving scars smaller.

Therefore, endoscopic surgical patients shall be discharged earlier and back to normal daily activities faster than open operated.

Kinds of endoscopic surgeries are carried out at Van Hanh Hospital:

1. Surgical Gastroenterology – General Surgery

- Cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis
- Acute appendicitis and complications
- Perforation of stomach
- Colorectal cancers
- Cancer staging
- Inguinal hernia
- Hepatocele
- Lower esophageal sphincter

2. Urology

- Ureteral stones
- Bladder stones
- Cystic diseases of the kidney
- Renal tumours
- Prostatic hypertrophy
- Tumours of bladder
- Stenosis of ureter

3. Obstetrics

- Benign ovarian tumours
- Pelvic examination
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Leiomyoma of uterus

4. Otorhinolaryngology

- Sinusitis
- Deviated nasal septum
- Polyp of nose and sinuses
- Acute otitis media

Necessary information for preparation prior to endoscopy or endoscopic surgery

- Endoscopic surgery is also prepared as an open surgery. A doctor will examine and consult all matters relating to the operation.
- Surgical patients must inform the doctor of their past history.
- You need to abstain from food and water 6 hours in advance, and use purge to enema for your bowel cleaning, if necessary.
- Stopping using anti-blood clot and anti inflammatory medications 1 week before the operation (or as indicated by doctor).

Necessary information after endoscopic surgery

- When recovery after operation, patients shall be prescribed with medications for pain and vomit.
- Pain from operation wound shall be reduced day by day and increased in movement. It’s a normal thing. Pain shall disappear after 7-10 days.
- Patients should get up early and try to walk as soon as possible (within first 24 hrs), go to toilet and around the bed. It helps to avoid postoperative complications.
- Patients can drink water or eat porridge, unless no special recommendation is made.

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