The Gastroenterology Unit is equipped with a hospital ward, outpatient departments, day hospital and digestive endoscopy service and is specialised in the treatment of the main adult gastroenterological diseases.
The Unit represents at national level a point of reference for the diagnostic-therapeutic management of chronic inflammatory diseases, functional gastro-intestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
The Gastroenterology Unit is one of the Reference Centres for the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Preferential routes are provided for access to the Endoscopy, Radiology, inpatient and day hospital department. The clinical activity dedicated to inflammatory bowel diseases also includes a multidisciplinary pathway involving specialist experts in various fields (rheumatology, immunology, dermatology, ophthalmology, psychology) and makes use of the contribution of expert nutritionists for the formulation of therapeutic plans.
The Unit has generic and specialist clinics:
- Gastroenterology clinic (main gastro-intestinal diseases including neoplastic or pre-neoplastic lesions of the stomach and colon, intestinal malabsorption syndromes, celiac disease)
- Digestive Physiopathology Clinic (high resolution oesophageal manometry and pH-impedance)
- Clinical nutrition Unit
- Ambulatory chronic inflammatory diseases clinic (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, undifferentiated colitis)
- Functional Intestinal Pathology – chronic constipation – Outpatient Clinic
- Diagnostic endoscopy