The Clínic's Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases

The Clinical Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (ICMDM) is the area of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona that deqls with diseases that affect the digestive system, the endocrine system and metabolism.

The ICMDM works to offer quality assistance that is decisive, efficient and focused on the person with a digestive or metabolic disease. It also contributes to the development of knowledge, thanks to research and innovation, as well as to the training, qualification and improvement of current and future professionals through teaching. Fluent, empathetic and transparent communication through confidentiality and respect for patients are fundamental values of the ICMDM.

The Institute is made up of five services, which work in a coordinated manner, and also leads four units focused on the care process for relevant healthcare diseases. The wide range of diseases it addresses means that the Institute's activity takes place in various places, such as operating theatres, diagnostic and interventional service areas, conventional hospitalization or intensive care rooms, ambulatory care areas or day hospitals. The Institute also works in close collaboration with primary care.

Appointment of Dr.Josep Vidal, Director
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What are we dealing with?

These are the main health topics covered at the ICMDM.

Last year in numbers


The Institute works to incorporate less invasive diagnostic procedures, disease screening programs and enhance ambulatory care.
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The research carried out by ICMDM healthcare professionals over the years has contributed significantly to improving the care and treatment of digestive and metabolic diseases.
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Teaching and Training

The Institute is committed to education through an extensive teaching program aimed at both national and international professionals of the future.
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Team of professionals

In order to treat people with digestive and metabolic diseases, more than 350 professionals from different disciplines work at the Clinical Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases: medical staff, nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists, nursing assistants, healthcare assistants, and social and administrative staff.

Each of the five Services, five Sections and four Units of the Institute has its corresponding head. At the same time, the ICMDM has a research, teaching, quality and innovation coordinator. Each of the care services also has a coordinator. Excellence in care and treatment in the different areas is possible thanks to the commitment of the entire team of professionals.

Imma Pérez Head Nurse
Joan Faner Economic-financial head

Assistive Devices

The healthcare activity of the ICMDM is carried out in the following organizations:

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Colon and Rectal Cancer in the first person

Appointment of José, Patient
I would send a message of optimism to a person who has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. According to my experience, the percentage of those overcoming the disease with an early diagnosis is very high.

Hypercholesterolemia in the first person

Appointment of Roman, Patient
Cholesterol is a silent disease. In other words, it doesn't give you any symptoms until it has developed. So, what can we do to prevent it? In general, to stop smoking, stop drinking and do everything that people say will make a healthy life.

Credits and Acknowledgements

  • Collaborative center for obesity management. . This link opens in a new tab.

    The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) is a federation of professional associations from 36 European countries.

  • AENOR ISO 9001 certificate

    The Liver Transplant Program has the Quality Management System certification following the ISO 9001 Standard and the UNE 179008 Standard for Quality Management Systems for Liver Transplant Units.

  • International Diabetes Federation - Center of Excellence in Diabetes Care

    Center of excellence in the treatment of diabetes of the international network of institutions that provide high-level education for healthcare professionals related to diabetes.

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