Digestive Endoscopy

The Digestive Endoscopy Complex Operating Unit is a Centre of excellence and advanced research on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the biliary tract and pancreas, on the early diagnosis and treatment of early neoplastic lesions of the digestive system, on the endoscopic and multidisciplinary treatment of obesity, on the endoscopic treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and dyskinetic diseases of the oesophagus (achalasia, diverticula, etc.), on the staging and endoscopic treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Inside there are the Digestive Endoscopy Center and the Center for colorectal cancer screening, in which a wide spectrum of complex diagnostic and operative procedures are performed, a department with 4 beds.

The Digestive Endoscopy Centre is currently located in the basement of the D wing of the Gemelli Isola Tiberina Hospital, in the heart of Rome. The Centre includes 3 diagnostic and therapeutic Digestive Endoscopy rooms, a preparation room and an awakening room with 5 stations. Endoscopic examinations of the biliary tract and pancreas (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: ERCP), dilations of stenosis and placement of esophageal, enteral and colic stents are performed in a dedicated radiological room within the Service. The Advanced Obesity Endoscopy Centre includes a room with dedicated equipment and an adjacent clinic where all the professionals responsible for the multidisciplinary pre-operative evaluation and follow-up are involved.

Description of the structure

The Diagnostic and Operative Digestive Endoscopy department is located on floor -1 staircase D. The 4 hospital beds are located on the 4th floor of wing B. The Secretariat of the Operative Unit is located at the entrance of the Endoscopy Center, in the basement of wing D. Clinical-nutritional evaluations of obese patients are carried out at the clinics located on the 3rd floor of wing B, while radiological evaluations are carried out at the Radiology Service, located on the ground floor of wing B. 

Main conditions treated

  • Achalasia
  • Anaemia
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Cholecystolithiasis
  • Colitis
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Diarrhoea
  • Diverticulosis 
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitides
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • hiatal hernia
  • Oesophagitis 
  • Gastritis
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Jaundice
  • Celiac disease
  • Gastro oesophageal reflux disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts
  • Intestinal meteorism
  • Obesity
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Colonic polyposis
  • Ulcerative Rectocolitis
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Dysmetabolic syndrome
  • Steatohepatitis
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal tumor
  • Gastric Tumor
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Subepithelial tumours of the digestive system
  • Peptic ulcer

Services provided

Diagnostic endoscopic procedures

  • Esophagus-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGDS)
  • Colonoscopy and ileocolonscopy
  • Ecoendoscopy

Complex endoscopic procedures

  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Echoendoscopy with biopsy
  • Endoscopic treatment of benign or malignant superficial gastrointestinal tumours (polypectomy, mucosectomy, endoscopic submucosal dissection)
  • Placement of prostheses in the gastroenteric tract and biliary tract for benign and malignant diseases
  • Intragastric Balloon Placement and Removal for Obesity
  • Advanced minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of obesity with different platforms for endoscopic gastroplasty
  • Endoscopic review of bariatric/obesity surgical procedures with TORE and ROSE PLATFORMS
  • Placement and replacement of peg and PEG/PEJ for patients with dysphagia and neurological diseases
  • Ligation of oesophageal varices
  • Esophageal-gastrointestinal and biliary stenosis dilation for benign and malignant diseases
  • Endoscopic treatment of digestive bleeding (e.g. gastric ulcers, angiodysplasias)
  • Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
  • Endoscopic treatment of achalasia
  • Endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic staging of benign and malignant tumours
  • Endoscopic Staging of Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (ICS/IBD)

Outpatient activity

Simple diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies under NHS, private social and freelance professional

Scientific research activities

in collaboration with the Gemelli Polyclinic Foundation and with the main National and International Endoscopy Centres, in particular in the field of the study of the biliary tract and in the treatment of obesity.

Teaching activity

Training centre for doctors in specialist training in collaboration with the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and other affiliated universities


Floor -1 Staircase D




Medical team

The Gemelli Isola Tiberina Hospital team is composed of a group of highly qualified and passionate experts, who work together to provide high quality care and innovative solutions. It is made up of doctors, surgeons, nurses and many other healthcare professionals specialised in a wide range of medical disciplines
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Useful numbers
Private Activity Cup 06 6923 42 42
Switchboard 06 68 371

Si informa che nei giorni 29 e 30 aprile la sala prelievi, accettazione e consulenze pretest resteranno chiusi.

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