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Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases

We love life by helping your body receive the proper nourishment and care it needs.

Abdominal pain can be uncomfortable and can often be an indicator of more serious problems. Precise and immediate diagnosis is necessary so proper nutrition and sustenance is not compromised. St. Luke's Medical Center has the only institute in the country that has highly trained gastroenterologists and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose, manage, and treat digestive and liver diseases. Our services range from routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to very specialized procedures and interventions for both upper and lower gastrointestinal tract including the liver and pancreatic biliary system. We are also the only local hospital with a dedicated Liver Intensive Care Unit and a Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System Liver Dialysis (MARS) device, as well as the first local private hospital to have successfully perform an adult liver transplant. St. Luke's also blazes the trail in  having a detailed and comprehensive Liver Data Bank that is vital in research and in following up progress of patient's with liver diseases.


The Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases sets the benchmark, not only with our comprehensive range of services and modern technologies, but also with our highly subspecialized staff. Gastroenterologists at the Institute undergo training in various subspecialty interests like hepatology, transplantation, or specialized endoscopy. The team takes on a multidisciplinary approach to every case they handle, with doctors consulting each other and practicing inter-referral to come up with the best solution to a patient's medical concern.


Services range from routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and the hepatobiliary pancreatic system to special procedures such as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement, biliary and esophageal stenting, and esophageal variceal sclerotherapy or banding.


The Institute was the first in the country to acquire the advanced Endoscopic Ultrasound System (EUS), which combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain information and images about the digestive tract wall and the adjacent tissues and organs. Its highly trained specialists can perform endoscopic-guided biopsies for proper diagnosis and staging of GI tumor as well as therapeutic planning and even endoscopic ultrasound-guided therapeutic procedures.

We also have the only operational GI Motility and pH laboratory in the Philippines that offers a wide range of GI-Motility studies including pH monitoring and manometry to patients with various gastro-intestinal motility disorders including esophageal reflux problems.


The Pediatric Endoscopy Division of the Institute of Digestive Diseases is another first in the country that caters specifically to pediatric age groups requiring specialized care and services. The section is composed of competent pediatric gastroenterologists that are privileged to receive comprehensive support of well-trained nursing staff and highly skilled anesthesiologists.


The Institute's team of experts is highly specialized and trained in the field of adult and pediatric gastroenterology, and includes the country’s top and most experienced names in gastroenterology and hepatology.


Under the Institute, the Liver Disease and Transplant Center was created to serve patients with acute, chronic, or end-stage liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The Center offers a comprehensive range of screening procedures for liver diseases, which include blood exams, ultrasound and a gastroenterology - a Liver Package Executive Check-Up.



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Quezon City

1st Floor, Main Hospital Building

Tel. No. (63 2) 723-0101 ext. 4118, 5424


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