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Digestive System

General Information

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We work on all aspects of this speciality, diagnosing as fast as possible and effectively treating the different diseases. To do this, we work with the best-trained professionals from Spain and other prestigious centres in the United States or Japan.

Prevention and early diagnosis play a very important role in this speciality and so we have set up an early diagnosis programme for colon-rectal cancer.


  • Diagnostic Scan.
  • Hepatic Biopsy and FNA.

Functional Tests
  • Esophageal Manometry and PHmonitoring.
  • Test Lactose Tolerance.
  • Test Fructose Tolerance.
  • Bacterial Overgrowth Test.
  • Biofeedback.
  • Capsule-Endoscopy: enteral, esophageal and colon.

Diagnostic Endoscopic Tests
  • Gastro-Esophageal Diagnostic Duodenoscopy with Biopsy.
  • Sigmoidoscopy with Biopsy.
  • Colonoscopy and Biopsy Ileoscopy Outlet.
  • Enteroscopy with Ball.
  • EUS and FNA of Esophagus, Stomach, Pancreas, Lymphadenopathy, Perirectal Lesions.

Upper Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Dilation of Esophageal Strictures.
  • Sclerosis of Bleeding Lesions.
  • Placing Endoclips.
  • Removal of Foreign Bodies.
  • Mucosal Resection of Neoplastic Lesions (Barrett's).
  • Submucosal Dissection of Neoplastic Lesions.
  • Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus Radiofrequency.
  • Dilation of Achalasia.
  • Dissection of Zenker Diverticula. (Superficial Neoplasms).
  • Stenting.
  • Banding in Bleeding Varices.
  • Hemostasis with Argon Beam.
  • Polypectomy.
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.

Lower Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Dilatation of Colon.
  • Colonic stenting.
  • Polypectomy.
  • Mucosectomy of Flat Polyps.
  • Submucosal Dissection of Superficial Malignancies.
  • Treatment of Bleeding Lesions.

Therapeutic Enteroscopy
  • Treatment Bleeding Lesions (Sclerosis, Argon Beam, Endoclips).
  • Dilation of Stenosis.
  • Polypectomy.
  • Duodenal Polypectomy.
  • Endoscopic Resection of Papillary Tumors (Ampullectomy).
  • Duodenal Mucosectomy.
  • Duodenal Stent.

Pancreatic and Biliary Duct Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography).
  • Endoscopic Papillotomy.
  • Removing Kidney and Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • Stricture Dilation Biliary Tract and Pancreas.
  • Plastic Stenting Biliary Tract and Pancreas.
  • Metal Stenting Biliary Tract.

Others Tests
  • Placement Intragastric Balloon for Obesity Treatment.
  • Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts by Axios Prosthesis.
  • Sequestrectomy Pancreatic Pseudocysts.
  • Abscess Drainage by Stenting.
  • Pain Treatment with Celiac Plexus Neurolysis.


  • Dr. Cueto, Ignacio
  • Dra. Ortiz, Nuria
  • Dr. Sánchez C. Andrés


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What is a hiatal hernia?

This is a fairly common disease that causes heartburn and acid regurgitation and food. Is an alteration of the anatomy of the transition zone between the esophagus and stomach. It is diagnosed by a high Endoscopy and radiological failing transit. The basic treatment is the reduction of stomach acid by PPIs (antacids powerful), eating in small quantities and with some frequency. If necessary, you can perform surgery by laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

How can prevent colon cancer and / or diagnose it in time?

Colon cancer is the most common tumor in the population, including both genders. Its cause is due to environmental factors (dietary and hygienic) and genetic factors. Its incidence increases after age 50, so it is recommended made ​​from a colonoscopy every ten years older or occult blood test every two years. We suggest a Mediterranean diet (vegetables, legumes, fish and poultry). Also avoid obesity, exercise and not smoking.

What is and how it is Barrett's metaplasia?

Is an alteration of esophageal epithelium becomes intestinal epithelium and is a premalignant lesion. Its cause is gastroesophageal reflux, and although this is removed, the Barrett's is not decreasing. The incidence of cancer is higher in these patients but is usually low. Endoscopic controls are recommended. If seen dysplasia (tendency to malignancy) can be treated endoscopically radiofrequency wave. When there is cancer (affecting only the superficial mucosa) was excised by endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection without resorting to surgery.

What is ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

These are diseases of unknown cause. Ulcerative colitis affects the large intestine (colon) and is characterized by diarrhea with blood, mucus and pus. It is diagnosed by colonoscopy and biopsy. Crohn's disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, its incidence is more common in young people and produces diarrhea, weight loss, fistulas and strictures. It is diagnosed by endoscopy with biopsy, CT, intestinal transit, capsule endoscopy ... Both are treated with diet, mesalazine, corticosteroids and anti-TNF. Complications are addressed by surgery.

What is pancreatitis and what is it?

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreatic gland (responsible for producing insulin and enzymes for digestion of food). The most common causes are gallstones, alcohol, increased triglycerides, some medications and certain infections. The inflammation can be severe and even destroy the gland and surrounding organs. Diagnosed with analytical, ultrasound and CT. Hospital Treatment is usually through diet, rest and medication. The most common complications are the formation of collections, abscesses and pseudocysts.

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