About the Observatory

The Digestology Service was born with the vocation to offer the best possible service to the citizens of its reference area. For this reason, it has paid particular attention to the choice of highly qualified doctors, with long accredited experience and with the concern to improve year after year. In this direction, the service is designed in highly specialized units in order to offer excellent assistance by professionals with a deep knowledge of the pathologies they face.

On the other hand, the continuous training of the team, their involvement in teaching and research, as well as the internal/external audits that evaluate their quality of care, ensure adequate care for fellow citizens and the detection of points for improvement in all the areas it is responsible for.

  • Update date: 01.01.2024

Head of Service

  • Alfredo Rafael Mata Bilbao


    specialist doctor

  • Eva Erice Muñoz


    specialist doctor

  • Marta Martin Llahi


    specialist doctor

  • Orlando Garcia Bosch


    specialist doctor

  • Alba Juan Juan


    specialist doctor

  • Jesus Castro Poceiro


    specialist doctor

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  • Update date: 01.01.2024

Units and benefits

Digestive endoscopy unit

All scans are done with controlled sedation by a Diploma in Nursing under the supervision of a doctor specializing in anesthesia and resuscitation. The examinations are carried out by doctors specialized in the digestive system through MIR with more than 10 years of experience in digestive endoscopy. Both conventional and highly complex scans are performed. It is part of the colorectal cancer detection program of the master plan of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO).

  1. The scans that are currently being done are:
    • Diagnostic gastroscopies
    • Diagnostic colonoscopies
    • Endoscopic capsule (PillCam and Patency)
    • Placement of enteral tubes
    • Placement of gastrointestinal digestive prostheses
    • Endoscopic esophageal, pyloric and colonic dilatation
    • Simple and complex endoscopic polypectomies
    • Argon beam cauterization
    • Digestive chromoendoscopy
    • Push enteroscopy
    • Placement of elastic bands
    • Placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies or by pexia: gastric and jejunal
    • Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): extraction of stones, placement of prostheses, dilation of strictures, treatment of bile leaks
  2. Innovative "surgery-saving" techniques
    • Endoscopic submucosal dissection of en bloc complex polyps
    • Endoscopic mucosal resection of neoplastic lesions (pT1)
    • Transmural endoscopic resection technique: Full Thickness
    • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia
    • Zenker's endoscopic diverticulotomy
    • Urgent CPRE circuit
    • Placement of colonic prostheses in occluded patients
    • Conservative treatment of iatrogenic perforations (Ovesco clips)
  3. Innovative treatments for achalasia
    • Esophageal dilatation
    • Topical botox injection
    • POEM
  4. Treatment of non-varicose bleeding
    • Sclerosis
    • Hemostatic clips
    • Argon Beam
    • Hemospray

Treatments for bleeding of varicose origin: elastic bands, varicose veins, biological patches

Device 24 hours / 365 days a year for urgent endoscopy


Inflammatory diseases unit

Multidisciplinary intestinal pathology unit made up of a diploma in nursing, specialists in general surgery, radiodiagnosis, pharmacy and nutritionists, digestive, led by a specialist in the digestive system (Dr. Mercè Navarro). All this to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic and potentially serious pathology that mainly affects young people. It offers rapid, multidisciplinary management of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and its various complications.
Unit accredited by Bureau Veritas (GETTECU) with excellent rating.

Digestive functionalism unit

Ph-metries, esophageal, rectal manometry and stationary impedance. Biofeedback techniques.

Ambulatory area
  1. Monographic consultations: specific attention by doctors who are experts in rare pathologies that require a high level of knowledge. The service has the following monographic queries:
    • High-risk consultation: follow-up of patients at increased risk of colon cancer. If appropriate, the follow-up and genetic study of family members is carried out, as well as the consultation of complex endoscopic therapies.
    • Consultation of decompensated liver cirrhosis: follow-up of patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis to avoid hospital admissions. Patients are served when they need it: paracentesis, beta blockers, drug optimization...
    • Rapid diagnostic consultation: visits without a waiting list, for a quick study, to patients referred from the emergency department for suspected serious illness or neoplastic digestive disease.
    • Viral hepatitis consultation: Treatment is offered to patients with hepatitis C and B.
    • Consultation of functional digestive diseases.
    • Inflammatory bowel disease consultation.
  2. fibroscan to patients with liver disease to measure liver damage in a non-invasive and simple way.
  3. Consultations at the Specialized Care Centers (CAE) in Ronda la Torrassa, Cornellà de Llobregat and Sant Feliu de Llobregat. In these centers, visits derived from primary care are made to solve the most prevalent digestive pathologies or the patient is referred to the most convenient device depending on the basic pathology.
hospital environment

The Digestology Service has an inpatient unit with admitted patients under its care. The most common pathologies tend to be digestive bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and decompensated cirrhosis. Their average income is 550 per year.

  • Update date: 01.01.2024


The Digestology Service participates in different multicentre studies, two registration studies and two own prospective studies.

Relevant information for patients of the Eneida project
  • Update date: 01.01.2024



A professor associated with the UB, two clinical professors and two teaching collaborators in the subject of Digestive System.


Teaching assistant for Family Medicine, Anesthesia, General Surgery and Internal Medicine residents.

Continuing Education

Digestology practitioners attend annually the most relevant national and international congresses of the specialty: Societat Catalana de Digestologia, SEED, AEEH, GETECU, DDW and advanced endoscopy workshops.

  • Accredited teaching unit for the training of a resident in the Digestive System (MIR) from 2020.
  • Advanced endoscopy workshops for the Spanish Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SEED).
  • Biennial congress of digestive diseases in primary care
  • Update date: 01.01.2024