waiting times

Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping

00h19m

Medical Emergency

Clínica Particular de Vilamoura

00h15m

Medical Emergency

Centro Médico Internacional VRSA

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Hospital São Camilo Portimão

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Clínica Particular SIIPEMOR

00h00m

Paediatrics

Clídis – Clínica de Diagnósticos de Sines

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Gastroenterology



Gastrenterology comes from the Greek gastro (stomach) + entero (intestines) and is a (non-surgical) medical specialty that involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, which comprises the digestive tract - the esophagus, stomach, intestine , large intestine (or colon) and rectum, liver and biliary tract and pancreas.

The Gastroenterologist specializes in Gastroenterology and his activity includes Specialist Consultations, including requests for screening analysis and other diagnostic procedures (ultrasound, CT's, etc.), carrying out endoscopies (high or low) as well as the treatment  of the various associated pathologies, (eg treatment of ulcers, removing polyps of the intestine) biopsies and supervision of certain diseases.

The most frequent diseases in Gastroenterology relate to the stomach or duodenal ulcers, heartburn and reflux, diarrhea or constipation ("constipated"), abdominal pain associated with flatulence ("gas"), gall stones, pancreatic inflammation, liver diseases, proctologic diseases (hemorrhoids and anal fissure), etc.

The Gastroenterologist also has the function of performing endoscopies high or low screening / monitoring in patients over 50 years of age (colonoscopy) or in patients with  high risk factors for digestive cancer, particularly if they have a family history of cancer.

Certain diseases in Gastroenterology require surgical intervention and this is performed by a Surgeon.

 

medical specialty available on the following units

  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor
  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas
  • Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping
  • Centro Médico Internacional - VRSA
  • CLÍDIS - Clínica de Diagnósticos de Sines
  • Hospital São Gonçalo de Lagos

medics

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas

Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping

Centro Médico Internacional - VRSA

CLÍDIS - Clínica de Diagnósticos de Sines

Hospital São Gonçalo de Lagos