Our country has Gastroenterology services in all surgical and pediatric clinical hospitals, as well as in Primary Health Care.
Led for many years by the Latin American teacher of Gastroenterology, Prof. Dr.C. Raimundo Llanio Navarro, and endowed with numerous high technology equipment, and professionals of high medical and teaching prestige.
The Institute of Gastroenterology has an accumulated experience of half a century in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract both in the Institute of Gastroenterology and in other educational centers.
This high scientific level reached in Gastroenterology in Cuba allows accredited centers for international attention to offer highly specialized programs.
Founded in 1966, the Institute of Gastroenterology is the guiding center of Gastroenterology in Cuba, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract diseases.
It stands out in the training of professionals dedicated to Gastroenterology and Pediatric Gastroenterology.
It is characterized for being outstanding in the field of research, where, among other topics, the study of liver diseases, gains strength and shows important results and is equipped with numerous high-tech equipment, and professionals of high medical and teaching prestige , is an obligatory reference, of the development of Cuban Gastroenterology.
The Institute of Gastroenterology has the mission to investigate diseases related to the specialty of Gastroenterology and provide specialized medical assistance. It also offers postgraduate teaching. Account, to face the research, care and teaching challenge mentioned above with cutting edge technology from the first world.
Cirrhosis of the liver and other chronic hepatopathies, ulcerative colitis, gastroduodenitis, Cronh's disease, celiac disease and malabsorption syndrome are the most frequently attended diseases.
The entity has and operates under the regulations of its corporate purpose, specified by resolution 1207/05 of the Ministry of Economy and Planning, dated February 5, 2005, being the following:
Act as the guiding unit of specialized medical attention for the affections of the digestive system as well as constitute the national reference center.
Among other topics, the study of liver diseases gains strength and shows important results.