The department is a highly specialised referral centre for treatment of liver and gastrointestinal diseases. The focus is on liver cirrhosis with complications, autoimmune, vascular and malignant liver disease as well as on inflammatory bowel diseases, intestinal failure, and neuroendocrine tumours.
The department has particular competences within clinical nutrition of liver patients, management of complicated portal hypertension by invasive radiological interventions and evaluation as well as standard and experimental treatment of hepatic encephalopathy.
The department has the clinical and immunological skills to utilise a broad spectrum of biological and cytostatic therapies for active inflammatory gut and liver diseases.
Advanced nutrition therapy is an integral part of the department’s treatment of patients with acute intestinal failure. Management of chronic intestinal failure including home parenteral nutrition is carried out in close collaboration with the Intestinal Failure Unit at Aalborg University Hospital.
The department has been acknowledged and accredited by the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) as ENETS Centre of Excellence for diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.
The department comprises 24 stationary beds including six beds dedicated patients with intestinal failure, four patient hotel beds, a day hospital with 10 beds, a large outpatient section and gastrointestinal endoscopy facilities. The department also has a vascular catheterisation laboratory, a PET laboratory, a clinical trial unit, and a research laboratory.