Your intestinal health

Prevention, diagnosis & treatment

Over the last decade, medical research has gained a better understanding of the gastrointestinal tract, and recognised the role it plays in overall health – a central role. As many have long suspected, intestinal function significantly influences both our physical and mental well-being. Playing such a crucial role in our health, the intestine is also at the root of several diseases. For example, some gut bacteria are not only responsible for inflammatory bowel diseases, but may also be involved in cancerous mutations.

Recent research has pinned down the role of the gut flora – also known as microbiome – in various liver diseases. Imbalances in the gut flora can also affect tissues and organs located further away from the intestine, such as the skin, bones and even the brain. It is therefore extremely important to pay attention to your intestinal health and to have any disorders diagnosed and treated as early as possible. At the Quellenhof Medical Center, we will take good care of your intestinal and overall health.

Our offer for your intestinal health
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy

  • H2 breath tests for the diagnosis of:
    Food intolerances (lactose, fructose and sorbitol)
    Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Gut flora restoration
    Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT)

  • Colon hydrotherapy
Early detection of colon cancer

Almost all bowel cancers develop from benign precancerous lesions called polyps or adenomas. These can be detected and removed during a colonoscopy. Early detection therefore plays the most important role in the fight against bowel cancer. Measures for the early detection of bowel cancer should generally be carried out regularly from the age of 45.

  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large intestine) is still considered the gold standard. In order to eliminate the unpleasant aspects as far as possible, the examination is carried out in our Medical Centre according to the guidelines of the so-called "gentle colonoscopy".
  • FOBT (test for invisible blood) is unnecessary for people who have regular colonoscopies.
  • Genetic examination and counselling if hereditary bowel cancer is suspected.