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:
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 (CD) can be located in any part of the digestive system and its most common symptoms are chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain.
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.
To diagnose IBD, the patient’s symptoms are analyzed in combination with endoscopic (colonoscopy), histological (biopsies), radiological and / or laboratory findings.
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:
Our mission from the Intestinal Inflammatory Disease Unit is articulated around to three points:
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 “