A7 Location: building A, entrance A7

Head physician: assoc. prof. Stepan Suchanek, MD, Ph.D.
Lead nurse: Mgr. Zuzana Černá

Our medical team: Bohuš Bunganič M.D., Ph.D., Klára Kmochová M.D., Petra Mináriková M.D., Ph.D., Nadija Brodyuk M.D., Tomáš Grega M.D., Ph.D., Kateřina Košťálová M.D., Zuzana Vacková, M.D., Matěj Falc, M.D. 

Administrative assistant: Bc. Simona Birtová
Tel./Fax +420 973 208 367, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reception (patients scheduling): + 420 973 203 076

Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 3:45 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Department of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy offers  a full spectrum of diagnostic and advanced therapeutic procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, single-balloon enteroscopy, radiofrequency ablation therapy, stricture dilation, endoluminal stent placement, argon plasma coagulation, endoscopic mucosal resection and liver biopsy.  Our department is a center for screening colonoscopy.

Abdominal ultrasound – a procedure that uses sound wave technology to assess the organs, structures, and blood flow inside the abdomen    

Upper GI endoscopy - examination of the upper part of gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. It can be used to obtain a biopsy, remove polyps, dilate a narrowed area or treat bleeding        

Colonoscopy – examitnation of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel. It can provide a visual diagnosis and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of polyps.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) - a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems

Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) - a radiologic technique used to visualize the biliary tract. A contrast medium is injected into a bile duct in the liver, after which X-rays are taken. It allows access to the biliary tree in cases where ERCP has been unsuccessful.

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) – a procedure in which endoscopy is combined with ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the chest and abdomen.

Single-balloon endoscopy – examination of the small bowel using a long endoscope that is fitted into a long overtube with a balloon on the tip

Capsule endoscopy
– examination of the small bowel with a tiny wireless camera        

Nasojejunal tube placement and Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement– methods providing enteral nutrition when oral intake is not adequate

Esophageal pH metry - an outpatient procedure performed to measure the pH or amount of acid that flows into the esophagus from the stomach

Esophageal manometry - a test to assess motor function of the upper esophageal sphincter, esophageal body and lower esophageal sphincter. It is done to evaluate suspected disorders of motility or peristalsis of the esophagus

Liver biopsy - a procedure to remove a small piece of liver tissue, so it can be examined under a microscope for signs of damage or disease

Invasive procedures can be performed with conscious sedation or general anestesia. Patients
receiving intravenous sedation are taken to the recovery room after procedure.

Head physician:
assoc. prof. Stepan Suchanek, MD, Ph.D.
Štěpán Suchánek, M.D., Ph.D.