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Primary care

As a primary care practice, we are the first point of contact for your health. Whether acute symptoms, chronic illnesses, sick notes or preventive health care. If necessary, we refer you to specialists we trust. Sick notes, wound care or surgery preparation and follow-up - we take care of you from start to finish.

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Corona (COVID-19)

As general practitioners, we are here for you during this difficult time. We test, vaccinate and look after your long-term health in relation to Corona.

Important: Please let us know on the phone or when booking online if you are showing symptoms. In this case, we do not ask you to come directly to the practice - we will contact you after booking the appointment with further information.

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Treatment of chronic patients

As general practitioners, we see ourselves as long-term companions in dealing with chronic diseases. In combination with disease management programs (DMP), we will find the best therapy and solution approach for you.

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Precaution & check-ups

Prevention is the best medicine. We support you in avoiding the occurrence of future illnesses or in detecting and treating them as early as possible. This way you can assess where you stand in terms of health.

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Certificates

Do you need a medical certificate? We can provide you with medical certificates for the following occasions:

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Laboratory, vitamins & Co

You don't always have to be sick to see your doctor - quite the opposite! In addition to treating acute symptoms, we offer a wide range of additional services to ensure that you feel healthy and well in the long term.  

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Other symptoms

Not all complaints are directly attributable to an underlying disease. We follow a holistic medical approach and take care that we find the best solution for your health complaints together.

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Precaution & check-ups

Colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer screening

What is colorectal cancer screening?

Colorectal cancer screening is a preventive examination to detect colorectal cancer at an early and therefore easily curable stage. This is because colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in Germany. Since colorectal cancer mainly occurs at an older age, screening starts at the age of 50. Colorectal cancer usually develops from protrusions (polyps) of the intestinal mucosa that can bleed, for which two different test procedures are offered.

Either you can do a stool test, which detects invisible blood in the stool, or you can do a colonoscopy, in which polyps can be removed immediately as a precaution.

Important: We do not perform colonoscopies in our Avi Medical practices. However, we can recommend a specialist for gastroenterology.

Who should have colorectal cancer screening and at what time interval?

This examination is recommended for everyone over the age of 50. You will receive an invitation letter from your health insurance company.

For men: from the age of 50 you can either have a major colonoscopy every 10 years
or
between the ages of 50 and 55 you can have a stool test every year and from the age of 55 you can have a stool test every 2 years.

For women: Between the ages of 50 and 55, you can either have a stool test annually and a major colonoscopy every 10 years after age 55
or
every 2 years.  

Depending on the results of the examinations, you will then be informed of individual repeat intervals.

What is included in the colorectal cancer screening?

If you first decide on the test for invisible blood in the stool (iFOBT), it is completely uncomplicated and easy to use. After a consultation on bowel cancer screening, we will give you the iFOBT test kit to take home. This means you can take the stool sample at home in comfort and without any time pressure. After you have returned the stool sample to us, it will be analysed in the laboratory and we will then inform you about the test result. If the stool test shows blood, a colonoscopy will usually be performed to rule out or confirm bowel cancer.

If you decide to have a colonoscopy directly (not a service of our Avi Medical practices), you must first cleanse your bowels with a laxative the day before the actual examination. For the colonoscopy itself you will be put into a twilight sleep. For the examination, a long tube about the thickness of a finger is inserted from the anus into the large intestine, on which a small camera is mounted. This allows the intestinal mucosa to be examined and, if necessary, intestinal polyps can be removed or suspicious tissue removed.

In the follow-up consultation, the doctor will explain the preliminary results of the examination to you. If tissue samples were taken from you or polyps were removed, the doctor will send them to a special laboratory for microscopic examination. This can take a few days.  

What should I do?

To check whether this preliminary examination makes sense for you, simply make an appointment at one of our Avi Medical practices and discuss with our team of doctors. Here you can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the examinations together and include your individual risk profile.

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