In our endoscopy unit, video-gastroscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy are performed with modern equipment and high quality. We are using two endoscopiy towers with 3 gastroscopes, two colonoscopes and one bronchoscope.
Endoscopies are performed by one specialist and his team, comprising two MD´s and 7 endoscopy nurses. The team received training by Senior Experts from Germany. Others have absolved an attachment at the endoscopy department of Muhimbili National Hospital/Dar Es Salaam.
We use modern video endoscopy that is capable of making diagnosis and various interventional procedures. Most common findings are gastritis, peptic ulcers, esophageal or gastric varices and gastro-interstinal tumors being the least.
The interventional procedures include band ligation of oesophageal varices, clipping of or adrenalin injection into bleeding vessels, biopsy of various lesions and foreign body removal.
So far, we are the only institute in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania offering endoscopy services.