He is a doctor specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the organs that aid in the digestion of food (Stomach, Colon, Intestine, Esophagus, Liver, Pancreas and the Bile Tracts). He is also a specialist in carrying out procedures related to the prevention and diagnosis of diseases of the digestive system, such as upper digestive endoscopy, total colonoscopy, endoscopic capsule, breath tests, among others.
Mauricio González, your Gastroenterologist in Medellín, is a surgeon from the National University of Colombia, graduated in 1998, and a specialist in Gastroenterology from the same university, graduated in 2006. He has rendered his service to renowned institutions in Medellin and Antioquia, such as the San Vicente de Rionegro Hospital. . Since 2016 it is independent in its Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Center
• Chronic diarrhea: When you have had diarrhea for more than a month
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Irritable Colon): Pain in the abdomen associated with changes in the consistency or frequency of stool
• Chronic constipation: When defecation becomes a problem and alters quality of life
• Gastritis: It is the inflammation of the internal part of the stomach. The main cause is infection of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria
• Helicobacter pylori: This bacterium is a risk factor that must be eliminated, although it is sometimes difficult to do so and that is why you need an expert to advise you.
• Abdominal bloating / Flatulence: It is the feeling of bloating of the abdomen accompanied or not by excessive gas
• Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: It is when the stomach contents are returned to the esophagus causing discomfort. There are several forms of reflux and therefore each case requires different management.
• Eosinophilic esophagitis: It is the inflammation of the inner part of the esophagus secondary to an allergy
• Internal hemorrhoids: They occur when the hemorrhoidal veins become irritated and inflamed, generally having constipation or diarrhea
• Colon polyps: They are like moles or warts of the colon and require removal to decrease the risk of esophageal cancer.
• Intestinal metaplasia / Barrett’s esophagus: These are risk factors for cancer of the stomach and esophagus, respectively, and warrant special monitoring and sometimes endoscopic treatment.