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.