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Department of internal medicine (gastroenterology) with the endoscopy unit

Dr. Jorge Carlos Espinos Perez
internal medicine, gastroenterology

About the department

The department of internal medicine (gastroenterology) with the endoscopy unit at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona is Spain's most modern and complete department of digestive endoscopy. The department has been providing quality medical services since 1988. The department is characterised by consistently delivering high-quality endoscopy using the most advanced technology and employing the best experts in every area of ​​digestive endoscopy. A medical team of more than 20 gastroenterologists specialising in endoscopy offers and performs all diagnostic and treatment methods. In many cases, doctors use innovative methods developed and implemented in the department. The department has an extensive infrastructure, consisting of 7 endoscopy rooms with 15 boxes, allowing doctors to provide care to patients with maximum accuracy and without delay.

Endoscopists and gastroenterologists of the department have exceptional experience in the endoscopic treatment of benign neoplasms, diverticula, fistulas and abscesses of gastrointestinal organs. In addition, doctors specialise in treating obesity with a swallowable balloon or endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Since colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer, doctors focus on early diagnosis and timely treatment.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Intestinal polyps
  • Benign tumours of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Biliary pathologies
  • Zenker diverticulum
  • Dilations and fistulas of the digestive system
  • Obesity
  • Colon cancer

Diagnostics:

  • Anamnesis
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory and biochemical analyses
  • Videogastroscopy, videocolonoscopy
  • Oesophageal pH monitoring 24 hours
  • Breath tests
  • Oesophagal or anorectal manometry
  • Biopsy and cytology
  • Review of the small intestine by capsule endoscopy
  • Echoendoscopy
  • Pediatric endoscopy
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Computed tomography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 

Treatment:

  • Endoscopic treatment of achalasia
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Resection of subepithelial tumours
  • Myotomy of Zenker's diverticulum
  • Treatment of Barrett's oesophagus
  • Puncture drainage of abscesses
  • Therapeutic ultrasound endoscopy
  • Endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Bariatric endoscopy
  • Elipse balloon therapy
  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1981 Bachelor of Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona - Vall d'Hebron Teaching Unit 
  • 1983 - 1987 Specialist in the Digestive System via MIR from the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau 
  • 1987 Fellow in therapeutic endoscopy at Wellesley Hospital in Toronto (Canada), with Drs. Marcon and Haber 
  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona

Experience

  • since 1988 Service Director of the Teknon Medical Center Endoscopy Unit 
  • 1988 - 1990 Physician attached to the Bleeding Unit of the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau 
  • 1989 Associate doctor at the Hospital Mútua de Terrassa
  • 1990 - 2021 Coordinator of therapeutic endoscopy and assistant doctor of the Hospital Mútua de Terrassa
  • Collaborator of the Endoscopy and Functional Tests Unit of the Teknon Medical Center

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of National Endoscopic Societies
  • European Society of Endoscopy
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