Endoscopy and Ultrasound at Campus Charité Mitte (CCM)
The Endoscopy Unit of the Charité, Campus Charité Mitte, offers all common endoscopic procedures required for the examination and treatment of our patients. Special focuses are:
- Endosonographic diagnosis and therapy of benign and malignant diseases
- Interventions for acute and chronic pancreatitis (cyst drainage, interventions on the pancreatic duct, necrosis removal)
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How can I be examined in the Endoscopy Unit at Campus Charité Mitte?
- Endoscopic examinations and treatments are possible both on an inpatient and outpatient basis
- Details for planning an inpatient stay you can find here:
- Outpatient examinations can be organised via one of our outpatient clinics, our MVZ or the private consultation hours
- Outpatient examinations can be organised via one of our outpatient clinics, our MVZ or the outpatient clini for private patients
- In special cases, outpatient examinations can also be carried out after prior referral. For this purpose, we recommend that you contact our department through your attending physician.
What do I need to bring to an outpatient appointment?
In any case, we need your health insurance card. The other documents required differ between the individual examinations:
- Colonoscopy: referral for outpatient surgery
- Gastroscopy, rectoscopy and endosonography: hospital referral with cost coverage stamp from health insurance company
- Sonography: referral
- In any case, you should know what concomitant diseases you suffer from and what medication you take regularly. You should bring important previous findings from previous examinations with you if they were not taken at our clinic. In addition, for some examinations we need current blood values (platelet count, coagulation)
Do I have to confirm my outpatient examination appointment for endoscopic examinations?
Please confirm your examination appointment by 12 noon the day before at
+49 30 450 514 134
Confirmation for sonographic examinations is not required.
When am I allowed to eat and drink for the last time before the examination? Should I take my medication on the day of the examination?
Please do not eat or drink anything for 6 to 8 hours before the examination (an exception is the preparation for the colonoscopy, see below). You can take most of your medicines as usual with a small sip of water; the only exceptions are certain medicines that influence blood clotting and certain medicines for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. In these cases, your doctor will clarify in advance which of these medicines you are allowed to take.
What do I have to bear in mind when I receive an anaesthetic for my examination?
If you receive an anaesthetic for your examination, you will be monitored by specially trained staff in our recovery room for at least one hour afterwards. Afterwards, you will need a companion to accompany you home and, if possible, stay with you for some time. Please note that you are not allowed to drive a vehicle after anaesthesia. Furthermore, you should refrain from alcoholic drinks on the day of the examination.
Patient Registration at Campus Charité Mitte (CCM)
The examination should be announced by the attending physician in the Endoscopy Unit. This medical consultation is important in order to provide all the necessary information. If the examination is necessary, you will be informed about the examination itself and the associated risks.
Campus Charité Mitte (CCM)
Site address: The Bettenhaus ward building (BBH), 3. floor
t: +49 30 – 450 514 045 (Sonography)
t: +49 30 – 450 514 134 (Endoscopy)
or per e-mail: