Endoscopy treatments save hospital admissions

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Advances in therapeutic endoscopy techniques, with the development of a score of innovative procedures are enabling increasingly performing digestive disorders interventions without resorting to conventional surgery with hospitalization.

“Digestive endoscopy is less invasive than conventional surgical techniques as it is done by inserting a tube with a camera through the mouth. Such treatments are gaining some ground in surgery due to reduced complications obtained with the refinement of procedures, “says Joan Gornals, interventional endoscopist at Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Bellvitge (HUB).

 

The HUB performs each year around 12,000 endoscopies, of which about 900 are interventionists.

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