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Understanding and caring for your digestive system is essential to maintaining overall wellness and improving your quality of life.

Our specialised team is here to help you keep your digestive system healthy and provide you with the best treatment when you need it.

What is Digestology?

Gastroenterology, also known as digestology, is a medical speciality dedicated to the study, diagnosis and management of diseases related to the digestive system. This speciality is very broad as it includes the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. The digestologist specialises in identifying and treating problems affecting these organs.

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The Digestive System

Functioning of the Digestive System

The digestive system is responsible for processing the food we eat, breaking it down so the body can absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. It includes several organs, each with a specific function, that work together to keep your body functioning optimally.

Common problems when it malfunctions

When the digestive system is not functioning properly, a variety of symptoms may arise, such as indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, among others. These symptoms may be indicative of more serious conditions that require medical evaluation.

Importance of Gastroenterology

Consultation with a gastroenterologist is crucial when symptoms of the digestive system become persistent or severe. This specialist is trained to make accurate diagnoses and treat conditions that are often complex and multifactorial.

What are the most common diseases of the Digestive System?

Diseases of the digestive system represent one of the leading causes of morbidity in the world and have a significant impact on people's quality of life. They include a wide range of conditions affecting everything from the mouth to the intestine and liver.

Some of the most common diseases include:


Why consult a Gastroenterologist?

It is advisable to consult a gastroenterologist if you experience symptoms such as: persistent abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, rectal or stool bleeding, frequent nausea or vomiting, indigestion, unexplained weight loss, difficulty swallowing, jaundice (yellow skin or eyes).

If you have any concerns about your digestive health, it is best to seek professional advice as soon as possible.

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What to expect on your first visit

During your first visit, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms, necessary physical examination and medical history. Depending on your needs, we may perform additional tests, such as blood and/or stool tests, endoscopy or imaging studies. You will then be provided with a personalised treatment plan to address your specific problems.

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about gastroenterology and the digestive tract

What should I bring to my first visit to the gastroenterologist?

Bring any previous medical records, a list of your current symptoms and medications, and a summary of your medical history.

Are common digestive problems serious?

Many digestive problems can be managed with lifestyle changes or medication, but others require more specialised medical attention.

How can I prepare for an endoscopy?

We will provide you with specific instructions, which usually include fasting for a period of time before the procedure. In the case of colonoscopy, you will need to take an oral preparation the day before in order to be able to perform your examination in the best conditions.

Can I see a gastroenterologist without a referral from another doctor?

Yes, you can make an appointment directly with a gastroenterologist if you feel it is necessary.

Does gastroenterology only treat the stomach?

No, this speciality treats all parts of the digestive system, from the mouth to the rectum, as well as the liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

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