Department of Gastroenterology & Digestive Diseases​

A range of gastro & digestive treatments to cater to your requirements

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 procedures available:

  • Upper GI Endoscopy (gastroscopy)
  • Lower GI Endoscopy (ileocolonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy)
  • Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic procedures such as biopsies, polypectomy, EMR, clip, band ligation, APC, stent, balloon dilatation, chromoendoscopy, PEG, removal of foreign body
  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Ano-rectal biofeedback
  • 24-hours pH-impedentiometry
  • Breath tests (glucose, lactose, fructose, helicobacter)
  • Prick test for food allergy
  • Test for food intolerance
  • Intestinal transit with radiopaque marker
  • Elipse balloon for obesity
  • Botulin toxin for anal fissure
  • Stretta procedure for GERD
  • Biologic therapy for IBD
  • Phlebotomy for hemochromatosis

Multidisciplinary team

Dietitian, abdominal surgeon, rheumatologist, psychologist, radiologist, oncologist, pathologist, and intensive care

Integrated care

Patients requiring admission for investigation and therapy will be accommodated in the ward

Available facilities

Endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, breath tests, Fibro scan, prick test for allergy

Team overview

Patients requiring admission for investigation and therapy will be accommodated in the ward

  • Prof. Vito Annese, with over 30 years international experience and scientific background
  • Dedicated nurses for Endoscopy 

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