service at IGEA Medical Clinic opened as an outpatient clinic in 1998 and includes endoscopy for the entire digestive tract and gastroenterological specialist consultations
and screening for inflammatory bowel diseases. The outpatient activities of digestive endoscopy meets the diagnostic and therapeutic requirements with our highly-qualified staff and modern equipment. All endoscopic procedures are carried out under an agreement with the Italian National Health System under conscious sedation to ensure minimal discomfort to the patient undergoing invasive procedures (although it is possible to be treated with deep sedation anaesthetic care under our private scheme).
The Digestive Endoscopy is a modern branch of gastroenterology and digestive surgery that uses sophisticated tools that allow digestive exploration in order to diagnose and treat the most common diseases of the digestive system in order to prevent digestive cancers. Since 2005 it has been a referral centre for performing colonoscopies via the screening of colo-rectal tumours scheme under the local health authority screening centre in Milan.
The following endoscopic examinations are performed:
ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY (EGD): Displays the upper digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach and duodenum)
COLONOSCOPY: You can view the entire large intestine (colon) and the last part of the small intestine (ileum)
COLANGIO-PANCRETOGRAPHY (ERCP): specialist endoscopy is performed only as an inpatient for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the biliary and pancreatic ducts making use of radiological diagnostic support
PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY (PEG): specialised endoscopic procedure performed only with hospitalisation for the placement of intragastric feeding tube through a gastric stoma performed via percutaneous endoscopy. Removal and replacement of the PEG is also performed on an outpatient basis under the Italian National Health Service.
The team for the service consists of:
Dr. Roberta Motta (Head)
Dr. Alfonso Galasso
Dr. Cristiana Gazzaniga
Two specialists collaborate, that are part of the Department of Surgery of our treatment centre:
Dr. Giuseppe Sansonetti
Dr. Giuseppe Visin
The nursing staff consists of four professional nurses specialised for years in assistingin digestive endoscopy procedures.