Endoscopic Assessment

Regarding the endoscopic examinations, Valle Giulia Clinic uses tools of new generation and highly qualified medical and nursing personnel to guarantee the patient the maximum precision.
ENDOSCOPY
The endoscopy in urology represents by now, a preponderant field of the so-called surgical minimally invasive procedures in urology, with which it is possible to perform interventions at the urethra level (stenosis, neoplasms), of the prostate (transurethral resection of the adenoma), of the bladder (removal of neoplasms, calculations), of the ureter (resolution of stenosis, neoplasms, stones) and of the kidney (for stones which cannot be shattered with extracorporeal lithotripsy)
COLONOSCOPY
It is an investigation that allows the visual and the complete exploration of the whole colon. Determinant in revealing the possible neoplasms, polips, inflammatory illnesses and vascular malformations.
PROCTOSCOPY/RECTOSCOPY
Diagnostic method easily executed that allows the digital exploration of the rectum and the anus.
GASTROSCOPY
It is a minimally invasive examination that allows to obtain precise and complete information on the health status of the first portion of the digestive duct: oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.
ENDOSCOPIC BIOPSIES
Technique used to collect and analyse few millimetres of the wanted tissue.
SONOHYSTEROSALPINGOGRAPHY
It is a non invasive US test that consists in the introduction of 10-20 cc of physiological solution in the uterine cavity, through a catheter of small dimensions inserted transvaginally. The liquid allows the distension of the uterine cavity and therefore under US control, it is possible to underline any possible anomaly of the uterine cavity and the tubal patency.
DIAGNOSTIC AND OPERATIVE HYSTEROSCOPY
A minimally invasive technique that allows the visualization of the uterine cavity through a tool named hysteroscope (diameter of 3 mm). The hysteroscope is used to the search the causes of infertility, the menstrual flow irregularities and the associated pathologies. It is applied in the presence of intrauterine adherences, uterine malformations, endometrial polyps, submucous uterine fibromas and intrauterine foreign bodies.
LAPAROSCOPY
It is a surgical technique that, through the introduction of an optic through a small access at the umbilical level, it permits to visualize the abdominal and pelvic organs, therefore confirming the presence of ovarian cysts, uterine fibromas, endometriosis, status of pelvic inflammatory disease and those related which suspected from the clinic and from the US examinations. Such aforesaid pathologies can be solved surgically through operational laparoscopy that is performed under general anaesthesia and requires one day for recovery. It is advised for a diagnostic purpose in the cases of unexplained infertility. It is performed under general anaesthesia and requires 2-3 days for recovery.