Frequently Asked Questions

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy in general sense means intrusion into and examination of the inner body cavity by using a device equipped with a special camera. Examination of upper digestive system, that is, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum is called as “esophagogastroduodenoscopy, while the examination of digestive system, that is, large intestine and the distal part of small intestine is called as “colonoscopy”.

Usually 6-8 hours of fasting is sufficient prior to upper digestive system examination, while a one-day special diet and cathartic drugs are required prior to lower digestive system examination. Endoscopy procedure can be performed anesthetically with accompaniment of an anesthetist; however, it can also be completed with local anesthesia by experienced endoscopists within a short time without causing pain.

Who Should Receive Endoscopy Treatment?
  • To find the cause of anemia in a person diagnosed with anemia,
  • To find the cause of bleeding in a patient with oral or anal bleeding and if possible, to cease the bleeding endoscopically,
  • To confirm diseases such as ulcer, tumor, stenosis, obstruction by using radiological examinations such as tomography or MR and conduct a biopsy for pathological examination,
  • In unexplained weight loss,
  • In conditions such as swallowing difficulties, and sensations of pain and something stuck in the throat while swallowing,
  • Prior to starting treatment in persons with reflux symptoms such as regurgitation of sour fluid, sour taste in mouth, burning in the chest,
  • In unexplained constant vomiting cases,
  • To investigate the severity and prevalence of the damage inflicted by substances such as acidic cleaning products drunk by mistake or for suicidal purposes,
  • For screening in persons with familial gastric or colorectal cancer,
  • To investigate the presence of chronic inflammatory intestinal disease in persons reporting chronic diarrhea and occasional mucous rectal discharge,
  • In screening tests for early diagnosis of cancer

Endoscopy indications that should be given utmost importance are those conducted considering cancer possibility. Gastric and colorectal cancer, which are called as the diseases of our age and whose treatment is rather difficult, expensive and painful, can be detected and treated with early diagnosis before cancer develops. The most important tool for early diagnosis is endoscopy. Through endoscopy, masses detected as “polyps” can be removed before the development of cancer.

Polyps are masses originating from stomach, small intestine and large intestine and growing towards the internal surface of the organ. Although most of the polyps are benign, cancer development can be observed in some of them. As it is not possible to understand the chance of polyps to become cancerous only by visual examination, their removal is recommended. Polyps are removed during endoscopy with a noose-shaped wire called ‘snare’ (polypectomy procedure). Hospitalization is not required for this procedure; it can be performed on an outpatient basis. Polyps are not expected to recur after removal. However, new polyps may form in different parts of large intestine in 30% of patients. Therefore, patients with polyps should be followed at certain intervals.

Most Beneficial Nutrients During Pregnancy
  • Milk, yoghurt, cheese: calcium, protein
  • Green-leaved vegetables: C vitamin, fiber, folic acid
  • Fat-free red meat: protein, iron
  • Chicken: protein, iron
  • Fresh fish: protein
  • Whole-wheat bread: protein, fiber, folic acid
Most Harmful Nutrients During Pregnancy
  • Generally desserts and sweets
  • Sweet jams
  • Liquors
  • Fizzy and sweet drinks (coke, soda etc.)
  • Starters
  • Excessive coffee and tea
  • Double helping of meals
Benefits of Breastfeeding and the Importance of Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is specific to women and helps to create a strong emotional bond between the mother and baby.

  • This bond of trust continues till childhood.
  • Breast milk is a perfect nutrient for the baby.
  • Not-breastfeeding increases the risk of breast cancer in mother.
  • Breast milk is always ready.
  • Breast milk is absorbed more easily. .
  • Breastfeeding mothers can lose weight more easily after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding reduces postnatal bleeding.
  • Breast milk contains immune-related substances and facilitates the development of baby.
  • Type-1 diabetes risk increases in babies fed with baby food.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of “endometriosis” development.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer risk in the mother.
  • Not-breastfeeding increases the endometrium risk in the mother.
  • Breast milk reduces the risk and incidence of asthma and other allergic diseases in the baby.
  • Breast milk reduces the incidence of ear infections in the baby.
  • Breast milk protects the baby against diarrhea.
  • Breast milk protects the baby against “bacterial meningitis”.
  • Breast milk protects the baby against “respiratory system infections”.
  • Breast milk protects the baby against some “lymphoma” types.
  • Breast milk protects the baby against “juvenile articular rheumatoid”.
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  • Breast milk is free and readily available wherever the mother is.
  • Babies fed with baby food have higher risk of obesity in the future.
  • Breast milk protects the baby against some “visual impairments”.
  • Breast milk increases the activity of vaccines.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the future risk of osteoporosis in the mother.
  • Breast milk provides a better social development.
  • Breast milk always contains appropriate concentrations of nutrients.
  • Breast milk is a natural tranquilizer for the baby.
  • Breastfeeding is easier than preparing baby food.
  • Breast milk is a pain reliever.
  • Breast milk is always clean.
  • Breastfeeding is beneficial for dental health of the baby.
  • “Reflux” is seen less in breastfed babies.
  • Breastfeeding reinforces self-esteem of the mother.
  • Breast milk always has the appropriate temperature.
  • Breast milk does not contain synthetic hormones and is completely natural.
What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which the light is absorbed by hair pigments and converted into heat, hair follicles are destroyed by this heat, thereby reducing hairs permanently.

Laser hair removal gives positive results in average 4-6 sessions in body area with 6-8 weeks intervals and in 8-10 sessions in facial area with 4-5 weeks intervals.

What is Magnetic Resonance (MRI)? What is Its Working Principle?

MRI is cross-sectional imaging of any body part. MRI device consists of a big magnet. The device allows detailed and advanced imaging examinations of patients by using radio waves in a magnetic field created by a high-power magnet. In a powerful magnetic field, electric signals are emitted by atomic nuclei in the body tissues. These signals are captured by a circular antenna surrounding the patient. Signal densities vary depending on tissue type. A computer places signals to spots corresponding to the examined body areas and converts them into an image on the screen, thereby creating MRI images.

What is MRI Conducted For?

MRI can be applied on different body parts for different purposes. MRI can be used in the case of migraine, headaches, neurological disorders, in patients suspected of having brain tumor, patients having epileptic seizures, patients with eye, ear, temporomandibular joint problems, spinal problems, disk displacements and disk hernias, in assessment of joints and ligatures such as shoulder and knee, in sports injuries, cardiac diseases, chest and intra-abdominal organ disorders and bone structure disorders.

Fast and Practical MRI

Great importance of imaging in diagnosis of diseases has increased the technological quality of MRI (Magnetic Resonance) devices. Structure and accessories of the device providing visual convenience maximizes comfort standards of the patient.

MRI has become faster, more practical and comfortable with the development of hightechnology 1.5 Tesla MRI system.

In KOLAN HOSPITAL GROUP, we, by following technological innovations and with the principle of high-quality service, provide services to all of our patients with a 1.5 Tesla MRI Device.

In MR Unit of Our Hospital; Cranial MR,
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Joint MR, ,
Breast MR, ,
Spectroscopy MR as well as routine imaging of Brain, Neck, Spinal Canal, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvic, Extremity, Extremity Joints, Cerebral Angiography, Abdominal Angiography, Peripheral Angiography, and special imaging techniques such as Breast, Diffusion-Perfusion, Cholangiography are conducted.

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a procedure that moves the healthy and strong hair follicles from the donor site, usually from the back of head, to the thinning or bald site. Highly natural appearances can be obtained thanks to modern surgical technologies. Thus, probable problems such as psychological traumas and withdrawal from social life can be corrected through hair transplantation, thereby helping the individual feel stronger.