Department of Gastroenterology, which was set up as key department within hospital in 1956 with the establishment of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is highly recognized in the field of gastroenterology in the country. It is the premier digestion training base of traditional Chinese medicine, integrative medicine for graduate of Capital Medical University. The department is now National Clinical Key Department, National Chinese Medicine Key Department, State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau Key Discipline, State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau Key Department, State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau Key Laboratory, State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau Continuing Education Base, Beijing Traditional and Western Medicine Key Disciplines on Digestion, Beijing Traditional and Western Medicine Key Department on Digestion, Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Feature Digestion Treatment Center, the group leader unit of National Collaboration Group on Digestion of State Chinese Medicine Administration Bureau, besides, it is also the leader and affiliated unit of Digestion Disease Association of Chinese Medicine Society and Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Professional Committee.
Each year, more than 160,000 outdoor patients and over 800 indoor patients from all walks of life come to Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are 37 health staff including 24 physicians working together across medical specialties to provide every patient with the best quality care. So far more than 10 national ranked projects including State Supporting Plan and Natural Science Foundation of China have been undertaken within a culture of collaboration, over 300 theses and more than 10 monographs also has been published as well.
Equiped with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment equipments, such as the ultrasound endoscope, high-definition zoom endoscope, fluorescence endoscope, narrow band endoscope, capsule endoscope, esophageal manometry and 24-hour pH value measurement system, the anorectal manometry and biofeedback treatment system et al, the Digestion Center has been carrying out integrative medicine digestive treatments including endoscopic therapy, traditional Chinese medicine colon therapy, point application, iontophoresis and magnetic therapy as well. This often results in a quick diagnosis, and treatments, which confirms the department’s delivering superior medical care in both Chinese and Western medicine.