What is gastroparesis?

It is a disease that affects the motor function of the stomach, slowing digestion in a very annoying way.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptoms are heavy digestion or dyspepsia, abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, early satiety and frequent belching. In advanced stages, weight loss occurs and gastric content may pass into the respiratory tract, producing serious complications such as bronchitis or aspiration pneumonia.

Why does it occur?

The main causes are diabetes, some previous surgeries, but in many cases the cause is unknown.

How is it diagnosed?

Diagnosis is made by nuclear scintigraphy. Although it is essential to perform a quality upper digestive endoscopy (gastroscopy) and an abdominal CT scan, to rule out causes that produce mechanical obstruction at the stomach outlet.

If you are looking for a second opinion about your endoscopic treatment or have been offered a surgical solution, contact us.

How is it treated?

For a few years there has been the possibility of performing an endoscopic treatment called G-POEM that selectively treats the pyloric muscle, facilitating the passage of food from the stomach to the intestine.

The treatment is carried out by means of an upper digestive endoscopy, without the need for surgical incisions, in a much less aggressive way.

The Endos Advanced team introduced G-POEM in our country, is especially dedicated to this technique and has extensive experience in treating complex patients who have not responded to other treatments.