¿What is Endos Advanced?
Endos Advanced is a pioneering project that arises to provide individualized treatment for pathologies or diseases that require high specialization in digestive endoscopy. Currently, the most innovative endoscopic techniques allow surgical intervention to be substituted on numerous occasions.
We offer high-quality diagnostic endoscopy and perform any advanced endoscopic treatment technique.
Our specialty is the “3rd space endoscopy”. It is a minimally invasive technique that uses the natural orifices of the body, without the need to make incisions in the abdomen. With advanced endoscopes, we create a safety cushion in the layer immediately below the mucosa of the digestive tract, achieving treatments with a high safety profile. In this way we can remove early tumors of the upper and lower digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon and rectum), more completely and definitively than with conventional endoscopy and with the same efficiency as surgery, but with a much better recovery. faster. Also with these techniques we can treat motor disorders of the esophagus or stomach.
¿Why Endos Advanced?
Dr. Albéniz‘s team has international prestige and has the greatest national experience in the treatment of digestive motor disorders (POEM). He is one of the international pioneers in the removal of early digestive tumors or complex polyps
-We offer an endoscopic solution, which avoids surgery in most cases
This translates into a better and more comfortable postoperative period (shorter and with less discomfort) while maintaining very high efficiency rates.
We offer very innovative techniques such as Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection that completely removes tumors, with lesion-free margins. It eliminates early cancer and its precursor forms definitively.
Conventional endoscopy techniques are sometimes insufficient because they do not allow the resection of advanced polyps in one piece and they are cut into fragments. This fragmented resection favors the fact that small remains of tumor tissue remain unremoved and, over time, recurrence of the original lesion or a more aggressive polyp occurs. Studies show that incomplete polypectomy is a leading cause of colorectal cancer after colonoscopy (unexpected cancer that occurs before the recommended interval for follow-up colonoscopy).
Submucosal dissection is a much more effective technique, which prevents the appearance of recurrences and the development of cancer. It also reduces follow-up colonoscopies.
The appearance of cancer in recurrences is avoided, since incomplete polypectomies are one of the main causes of colorectal cancer after colonoscopy (unexpected cancer that appears before the recommended interval for follow-up colonoscopy).
“We don’t just treat cancer, we also prevent it”: Colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy is only effective if all colon polyps are completely detected and removed.
We are a pioneer group in these treatments at a national and international level, having already successfully treated hundreds of patients.
Our group performed the first cases in our country of endoscopic treatment of esophageal achalasia, submucosal tumors, gastroparesis (or lack of motility in the stomach), esophageal diverticula or cricopharyngeal achalasia associated or not with diverticulum of Zenker.
We do not treat diseases, we treat people. Our main motivation is personalized medicine. We treat each case individually and always after being evaluated by a multidisciplinary committee.
We solve the big problems and also the small ones. We are experts in treating very complex injuries, however everything is easier if it is done right from the beginning.
Early detection of lesions in their early stages and complete and safe removal of these lesions prevents cancer progression. Our quality standard allows us to offer the highest degree of confidence to our patients.
We work with the latest technology. We invest in the best endoscopic optics or high-quality medical equipment.
Only in this way can we achieve the best results.
Of course, technology without a highly qualified human team is not enough. Third space techniques are probably the most complex in the world of endoscopy and require many years of training and experience. Not only do we master these techniques, but we are a teaching team that participates in numerous national and international training courses.
Dr. Eduardo Albéniz
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra. He specialized in the Digestive System at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital and received his doctorate Cum Laude at the Public University of Navarra.
He works in the Endoscopy Unit of the University Hospital of Navarra and is responsible for the Digestive Endoscopy Research Unit at Navarrabiomed / UPNA / IdiSNA
He coordinates the group of Endoscopic Resection and techniques of the Third Space of the Spanish Society of the Digestive System and belongs to the scientific committee of said Society.
He has made training stays in France, Japan, China and the United States. He stands out for his innovative and scientific profile. He introduced Third Space techniques in our country and is the leader of numerous research projects. He has publications in the best international journals in the specialty and is involved in training projects and presentations in advanced endoscopy at a national and international level.
Dr. Marco Antonio Álvarez
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valladolid with a stay of 4 clinical semesters at the University of Bonn. He obtained the ECFMG certificate (USA), was registered in the United Kingdom and since 1998, he is registered in Barcelona.
He completed the Digestology MIR residency at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, obtaining the title of specialist in the Digestive System (2002). He obtained a doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013).
He is currently the head of the Digestology service at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial de Manresa. Previously he has dedicated himself to advanced endoscopy at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona. He is also part of the Endosmedicine team where he collaborates with the performance of digestive endoscopy.
He is an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he has supervised doctoral theses. He has an important track record in applied clinical research where he has led and participated in various pioneering studies that are laying the foundations for the most advanced endoscopic treatment.
Dra. Ana Bargalló
Graduated in Medicine from the University of Barcelona (2002) and Specialist in Digestive System via M.I.R at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (2008). Doctor’s degree (Cum Laude) obtained in 2016 by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
He has developed his professional activity in the field of public health, at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Manresa (2008-2010) and at the Moises Broggi Hospital in Sant Joan Despí (2010-2021) with experience in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy. diagnostic and therapeutic and with teaching activity as a collaborating professor at the University of Barcelona in undergraduate training (2014-2021).
Since 2008, she has developed her professional activity in the field of private medicine at Endos Medicina SLP as a medical director with healthcare activity in different private hospitals in Barcelona. She also has a teaching activity, directing the annual Updating Conference on digestive pathology at Endos Medicine (2011-2021) and an annual training course on advanced therapeutic endoscopy -endoscopic dissection and third-space techniques- at CREBA (2018-2022) .