Health insurance BKK24 testing alternatives to the often boycotted colonoscopy OBERNKIRCHEN in a pilot area. Colorectal cancer is curable if it is detected in time. However, because too little insurance to the aged 55 or over, free screening, still 26,000 German going die from it annually. To change that, the health insurance BKK24 with prominent support tests a new procedure, which can in particular: remove inhibitions. Most common method is known as colonoscopy colonoscopy so far.
Most patients can be put during the approximately 15 minutes investigation, for which an optical device is introduced into anesthesia. And more insured not even go out of fear or disgust at the endoscope into her body. Advantage of colonoscopy: the doctor discovered irregularities, he can immediately after and start the treatment measures. The new method is pure high-tech. After three-day nutrition, the patient swallows a small capsule that wanders from the esophagus from the stomach and intestinal tract. An exciting Experience, because from the first moment on first-class images from the adventurous journey of the probe transmitted. The camera is again eliminated and disappeared into the sewage system, the doctor looks at pictures stored in a recorder at the hip of his patients.
Only if there is something striking him a second investigation with the endoscope is inevitable. Prof. Dr. Jurgen Riemann brings the benefits to the point: the provision was one-third of the Germans, as the Board of Trustees of life looks at the colon cancer early detection of dedicated very important. Another third have not also good words and convince bonus promises of health insurance companies. But that a generation seen 27 million, which simply hesitate, you could lure with the uncomplicated capsule camera. This plan to work, is for half-time in the pilot project have already been demonstrated. With the support of the hospital Schaumburg four doctors around the lower Saxon town of Weser Rinteln looked at insured who had signed to a letter of BKK24.