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Endoscopy Unit

Dr. Oriol Sendino - head of section

The aim of the Endoscopy Unit is to carry out digestive endoscopic procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, ensuring that the quality criteria of the examinations are met, while maintaining the safety and comfort of the patients.

In the Unit, endoscopic examinations are carried out in the fields of hospitalization, external consultation, primary care and other hospital centers.

Currently 9 professionals are part of the Unit. The Unit was expanded and modernized in January 2024, so we currently have 8 rooms and a recovery room equipped with 13 beds, 2 nurses and 2 bed attendants that work in the morning and afternoon.

In the afternoon, functional digestive studies, pHmetry and high and low manometry are carried out in one of the rooms.

Emergency digestive endoscopy guards are also performed outside of business hours, ensuring coverage throughout the year. Since 2010, guards have been working in coordination with CS Terrassa, covering both centers.

The endoscopic techniques available are: upper digestive endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, echoendoscopy, enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy. Population screening for colorectal cancer has been carried out since 2015. More than 10.000 techniques are performed a year, of which approximately half correspond to diagnostic or therapeutic colonoscopies.

The Unit is a reference center for several hospitals that refer patients for ERCP, echoendoscopy, enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy. As advanced endoscopy techniques, treatment of Zenker's diverticulum, mucosal endoscopic dissection, HALO radiofrequency and complete wall resection (FTR) are performed. In collaboration with the Surgery Service, we were pioneers in Spain in establishing the technique of endoscopy combined with laparoscopic surgery ( CELS).