Importancia de la preparacion previa a la gastroscopia

El cancer gastrico en sus estadios iniciales o in situ, se presenta como un erosion olevantamiento de pocos milimetros , que en ocasiones es dificil de detectar. Es por eso que el ayuno de 8horas y evitar lacteos y comidas copiosas el dia anterior , es de gran importancia.nosotros usamos medicamentos para eliminar el moco de la superficie, previo al examen y tambien para dilatar bien las paredes del estomago. El cancer in situ es 100% curable y la mayoria de lasveces solo requiere eliminar el area afectada por medios endoscopicos o por cirugia ..Recordar a los pacientes que da pocos o nada de simtomas o es un hallazgo en pacientes con sintomas de gastritis.........

Gastroscopy and Upper GI Endoscopy

Gastroscopy is a very common procedure in Costa Rica – country with the second highest level of stomach cancer in the world.

We have the latest technology with which we view image of the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum – also take tissue samples that will be taken to the pathology department for analysis.

Colorectal Polyps and Cancer Prevention

There is an important increase in the number of patients with colon cancer in Costa Rica - nowadays it is the second after stomach cancer in the digestive system. In the USA it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.


Colonoscopy is perhaps the best diagnostic tool in medicine for the diagnosis of colorrectal diseases.

Starting in the perineal and perianal region we can see condilomas caused by the human papiloma virus, that can eventually cause anal malignancy.Others lesions are fistula, fisure, hemorrhoids.


Hemorrhoids are a very common complaint suffered by almost 90% of the population. They can cause annoying symptoms such as itching, bleeding, and pain.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all. Some symptoms of prostate cancer are:

What Is Colorectal Cancer Screening?

Screening is when a test is used to look for a disease before there are any symptoms. Cancer screening tests, including those for colorectal cancer, are effective when they can detect disease early. Detecting disease early can lead to more effective treatment.

Chronic Anal Fisure

In my experience of 30 years working in the field of Proctology, Chronic anal fissure is perhaps the condition that causes the worst kind of pain, since this appears during and after defecation. It often feels like a sharp knife execrating pain. Many times patients refuse to eat to avoid a bowel movement.

What is Heartburn?


Heartburn is an uncomfortable but common feeling of burning or warmth in the chest. Although the pain of heartburn is felt in the chest, heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. Instead, heartburn is caused by stomach acid.

GI Endoscopy

With the procedure known as gastrointestinal endoscopy, a doctor is able to see the inside lining of your digestive tract. This examination is performed using an endoscope-a flexible fiberoptic tube with a tiny TV camera at the end.