Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disease
Clinical Department – Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disease
Department Overview – Gastroenterology is the specialty that focuses on the screening, diagnosing, and management of symptoms and diseases of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the rectum, including the pancreas and the liver.
Treatment & Services – Gastroenterology treatments include, but are not limited to:
Screening for gastrointestinal cancer, Celiac disease, Gastroesophageal reflux, Functional bowel disorders (i.e., constipation), Gastritis and Helicobacter pylori infection, Intestinal parasites, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis, Diverticular disease, Management of acute and chronic pancreatic diseases, Management of Liver fibrosis and liver cirrhosis, Management of Fatty Liver and steatohepatitis.
Gastroenterology treatments include, but are not limited to Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (gastroscopy) with biopsy, Rectosigmoidoscopy with biopsy, Ileo-colonoscopy with biopsy, Chromoendoscopy and removal of polyps, Capsule endoscopy, breath tests (glucose, lactose, fructose, and for helicobacter), Fibroscan, food allergy, pH-meters, manometry, positioning gastric balloon for obesity
Multidisciplinary Team – Dietitian, Abdominal surgeon, rheumatologist, psychologist, radiologist, oncologist, pathologist, intensive care.
Integrated Care – Patients requiring admission for investigation and therapy will be accommodated in the ward.
Available Facilities: Endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, breath tests, Fibroscan, prick test for allergy
Team Overview – prof. Vito Annese, with over 30 yrs international experience and scientific background
Any other detail: Dedicated nurses for Endoscopy