Gastroenterology department

Our centre has vast experience in the field of gastroenterology and for many years we have been among the most esteemed centres in Slovenia.

We have vast experience in the field of gastroenterology and for many years the Rogaška Medical Centre has been among the most esteemed centres in Slovenia.

Specialists in internal medicine – gastroenterology perform specialist examinations and consultations, and preventive examinations. They are known for the holistic treatment of patients, which is successfully carried out in cooperation with other departments.

Leading fields of work include diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures:

  • endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract – gastroscopy is used to detect and treat severe changes in the stomach, oesophagus and duodenum;
  • endoscopy of the lower gastrointestinal system or colonoscopy with ileoscopy is an examination of the entire colon and last part of the small intestine. In this way, experienced professionals can carefully monitor the mucosa with state-of-the-art equipment and take samples for further investigation. If any polyps in the colon are detected, which can represent precancerous changes, they can be immediately removed without pain;
  • endoscopic ultrasound is an examination for a more detailed analysis of the changes in the wall of the digestive tract and in its surroundings, and for a detailed examination of the pancreas and bile duct.

Additional information

The planned endoscopic examination in our centre can now (from 9 June 2016) also be performed in SEDATION. You can choose between two different options. 

  • Examination in analgosedation means that you will be given medication before the procedure, which will calm you down, reduce any pain, and make the examination easier for you. 
  • For those who would like to “sleep through” the process, endoscopy in deep sedation with propofol is possible (from 21 June 2016). This involves an extra doctor, a specialist anesthetist. 
Both services are self-paid.  If you are interested in these options, write to us or call us. We will send you a detailed description of the process and a questionnaire about your previous illnesses, medication, allergies and operations.

Specialist doctors

Anita Kek Ljubec, MD

Specialist in internal medicine | gastroenterologist, Medical Director
She is employed full-time at the Rogaška Medical Centre, where she mostly works in the field of endoscopic diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. She is in the top among Slovenian endoscopists with regard to the number of annually performed endoscopic tests. After her degree, she completed her theoretical and practical trainings in the field of endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound diagnostics. She has been continuing her studies in the field of clinical nutrition and diet therapy, and takes part in nutrition consultation.
Anita Kek Ljubec, MD

Saša Pakević, MD

Specialist in internal medicine | gastroenterologist
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Beograd in 1994. In 2002 he completed his specialization in internal medicine at the same faculty and in 2008 he completed his subspecialty examination in gastroenterology. He has been performing gastroscopies and colonoscopies for over 15 years. During his subspecialization, he acquired the necessary knowledge about abdominal ultrasound.
Saša Pakević, MD

Boštjan Birsa, MD

Specialist in internal medicine | gastroenterologist
An external collaborator at the Rogaška Medical Centre. He leads a team for endoscopy at the Celje General Hospital.

Price list

Gastroenterology Price?
Specialist examination by a gastroenterologist
  65.00 €
  120.00 €
Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy – upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with a written result and opinion
  150.00 €
Deep sedation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  150.00 €
Analgosedation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  130.00 €
  210.00 €
  225.00 €
Colonoscopy – lower gastrointestinal endoscopy with a written result and opinion
  250.00 €
Deep sedation during colonoscopy
  180.00 €
Analgosedation during colonoscopy
  130.00 €
Deep sedation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy
  240.00 €
Analgosedation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy
  180.00 €
Polypectomy, individual polyp
  35.00 €
Polypectomy equipment for single use
  from 25.00 €
Histology (1 bottle)
  75.00 €
13C urea – breath test for Helicobacter pylori
  68.00 €
Endoscopic ultrasound of lower gastrointestinal tract
  354.00 €
Endoscopic ultrasound of upper gastrointestinal tract with analgosedation
  420.00 €