Digestive System

Digestive System

Gastroenterology is the medical speciality concerned with diseases of the digestive system.

The Digestive System Service at Hospital Dr. Gálvez offers specialised diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients with digestive problems. This service is provided by teams of leading professionals in order to offer efficient and quality technical and caring attention, offering the patient comprehensive assistance.

The services offered by this unit are:

  • Digestive Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Gastroscopy with sedation
    • Colonoscopy with sedation
    • Rectoscopy
  • Minimally invasive obesity surgery: Insertion of the intragastric balloon, Insertion of Digestive Prosthesis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux, Gastritis
  • Prevention of colorectal cancer
  • Dyspepsia
  • Diarrhea, Constipation


Intestinal Inflammatory Disease Unit

Presented by Dr. Montserrat Arroyo García, specialist in Digestive Diseases and Intestinal Inflammatory Disease


This subspecialty deals with the set of diseases that affect the digestive tract causing chronic inflammatory processes in any of its parts, from the mouth to the anus.

Among these diseases are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Both affect both men and women of any age equally. Although most cases occur between 20 and 40 years.

The symptoms of these diseases occur in the form of outbreaks, so that they alternate with periods of normality in the patient’s life.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease (CD) can be located in any part of the digestive system and its most common symptoms are chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Ulcerative Colitis

This pathology occurs in the rectum and it can affect a variable extent of the colon. It causes inflammation and ulcers in the large intestine, and its symptoms occur in outbreaks of abdominal pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding.

Diagnosing Intestinal Inflammatory Disease

To diagnose IBD, the patient’s symptoms are analyzed in combination with endoscopic (colonoscopy), histological (biopsies), radiological and / or laboratory findings.

Treat Intestinal Inflammatory Disease

IBD does not have a definitive cure, but there are drugs that control its activity in an effective and safe way for the patient. The objectives pursued by this treatment are the following:

  • Induce the remission of the activity of the disease
  • Prevent the appearance of complications
  • Offer the patient a good quality of life

The mission of this unit

Our mission from the Intestinal Inflammatory Disease Unit is articulated around to three points:

  • Provide the best care for patients with IBD
  • Avoid complications by controlling the symptoms and activity of the disease
  • Achieving the highest quality of life for IBD patients

To meet these goals, we have a team of medical professionals from different specialties that allow patients to be treated globally, since IBD It can affect various parts of the body.

“The good doctor treats the disease. The great doctor treats the patient who has the disease “

William Osler