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Katalin Dékány, MD


“The patient is always right.” I gladly recall the phrase of Professor Imre Magyar, who often mentioned this concept during his lectures of internal medicine.

After almost 45 years of clinical practice, I already understand how important it is to possess this kind of attitude as a doctor when turning to a patient. Only then can we obtain the trust necessary, which is the key to successful therapy. Although my job is to examine and treat disorders related to the digestive system primarily, it is more and more common in this fast moving world that the symptoms of these disorders are influenced by psychological problems and stressful situations.

I do believe that empathy and serene communication with the patients can improve the quality of care beyond professional examinations and therapeutic interventions. This is what I consistently try to achieve.

Medical specialism

  • Reflux disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, treatment of Helicobacter pylori
  • Diagnosing conditions related to bleeding and anaemia
  • Treatment of colonic diverticulosis, diverticulitis
  • Endoscopic removal of gastric and colon polyps
  • Oesophageal, gastric and colorectal cancer screening, post-operative care
  • Diagnosing functional disorders, IBS care
  • Diagnosing food intolerance (coeliac disease, lactose intolerance, lactulose intolerance, fructose intolerance) and food allergies
  • Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diagnosis and treatment

Professional Experience

  • 1975 – 2007: Military Hospital (Honvéd Kórház)
  • 1975 – 1992: Department of Internal Medicine
  • 1992 – 2007: Department of Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopic Laboratory, Head of Laboratory, senior doctor
  • 2007 – 2008: Military Hospital Health Centre, Institute of Internal Medicine
    • Gastroenterology, Head of Division, senior doctor
  • 2008 – : Military Hospital Health Centre - Outpatient Unit (MHEK Szakrendelő Intézet)
    • Gastroenterology–Endoscopy Specialist Practice, Head of Practice, senior doctor
  • 2008 – : Private practice
  • 2020 – : Buda Health Center
    • Gastroenterologist, senior doctor

Education and qualifications

  • 1975: Semmelweis University of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
  • 1980: qualifying exam in internal medicine
  • 1988: qualifying exam in gastroenterology
  • 1992: gastroenterology postgraduate course, Amsterdam

Language of consultation

  • Hungarian
  • English

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Medical Chamber
  • Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopy Section
  • Colon Section
  • Pancreas Section

Scientific activity

I have been regularly participating in Hungarian and international scientific conferences, endoscopic in vivo presentations and courses for many years now.
In the beginning of the 1990’s I did pioneering work in the field of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and in the education of this procedure.

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!