Although we are separate entities, in practice we form together with digestive surgery and digestive oncology a large medico-surgical department that treats digestive pathologies. Within which our patients often follow integrated care pathways.

Our specialities

The Erasmus Hospital's Medical Gastroenterology Department spans 7 clinics that correspond to recognised fields of expertise:

  • The Intestinal Diseases Clinic (examples: Crohn's disease,  cœliac disease, ulcerative colitis, auto-immune diseases)  
  • The Digestive Endoscopy Clinic 
  • The Liver Disease Clinic that is a reference centre, especially for advanced liver diseases
  • The Liver Transplant Clinic that carries out liver transplants 
  • The Functional Digestive Pathologies Clinic – pathologies that are the number one reason for consultations in gastroenterology – that proposes, in particular, a digestive comfort consultation for irritable intestine syndrome and gastro-oesophageal reflux, for example   
  • The Pancreatic Diseases and Nutritional Support Clinic that treats non-cancerous pancreatic diseases (e.g. pancreatitis), problems of (mal)nutrition and parenteral feeding, at hospital or at home     
  • The Integrated Obesity Centre.

Our team


Our specialist doctors


The Erasmus Hospital Medical Gastroenterology Department is a reference centre – and reputed training centre – for endoscopy, for purposes of diagnosis and treatment.  New procedures at the leading edge of technology are studied here.  Cooperation with the ULB's Polytechnic Faculty has even permitted the development of an endoscope able to carry out partial gastric sleeve surgery. This procedure has shown its effectiveness in weight loss among obesity patients.  



Thanks to its large "biobank", the Medical Gastroenterology Department works with the ULB's Experimental Gastroenterology Laboratory in pursuing 3 main lines of translational research:  

  • liver diseases and cancers
  • chronic inflammatory bowel diseases
  • pancreatic cancers.

A clinical research unit permits access to innovative treatments, notably in oncology, hepatology and inflammatory bowel diseases.