The gastroenterology clinic of the Centro Medico Santagostino deals with digestive problems such as heartburn, stomachaches, bloating and stool disorders (such as constipation or diarrhea), aiming to help the patient understand and solve these problems.
Diagnostic procedures may be prescribed for the recognition of specific disorders (peptic ulcers, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones etc.), or specific food intolerances (e.g. celiac disease).
Diagnostic tools can also reveal pathologies related to a single food element, an improper diet or a particular sensitivity to bowel stress (colon/irritable bowel syndrom).
The gastroenterologist also treats possible related disorders, such as infections stemming from the stagnation of bacteria in the gut, suggesting drug therapies or changes in lifestyle and nutrition that could be beneficial to the patient in his/her condition.