Andrés Sánchez


Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine at Granada University.

Specialist Training

  • Carlos Haya Regional Hospital in Malaga and Virgen de la Victoria University Clinic Hospital.

Areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopic, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (colonoscopy, EDA, mucosectomy, ERCP, Endoscopic ultrasonography, capsule endoscopy, prosthesis placement, submucosal dissection)
  • Diseases of the Liver and Bile Duct.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and Indeterminate Colitis).

Professional Experience

  • Head Consultant for the Digestive System Services at the Costa del Sol Hospital (Marbella)
  • Consultant for the Digestive System at the public Costa del Sol Hospital Marbella (Malaga).
  • Consultant at the Provincial Civil Hospital in Malaga.
  • Chief Clinician of the Provincial Civil Hospital in Malaga.
  • Head Consultant for the Digestive System Unit at the Virgen de la Victoria University Clinic Hospital


  • Book Chapter: Sanchez Yague, A, Morales Barroso ML, Sánchez Cantos to M. Normal and pathology oesophagus In Atlas of capsule endoscopy. Second Edition. Herrerías Gutierrez JM Seville 2011.
  • Gornals JB, de la Serna-Higueras , Loras C, Sánchez Yague, Sánchez Cantos AM, Pérez Miranda M, Endosonography-guide drainage of pancreatic fluid collections with a novel lumen-apposing stent. Surg Endosc. 2013 Apr.27 (4) 1428 -34
  • Sanchez Yagüe, A., Sánchez Cantos AM, endoscope resection of rectal gastrointestinal stomal tumour using band ligation: an adequate technique? Rev. Esp Enferm Dig. Mar 2010; 102 (3): 220
  • Sanchez Yagüe, A, Sánchez Cantos AM, Gonzalez Canóniga A, et al. Treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum through flexible endoscopy. RAPD. 2010 33 (3) 215-220
  • Lazo MD, Andrades R, Medina MC, Garcia G, Sánchez Cantos AM, Franquelo E, Effect of injection sclerosis with alcohol om rate of gastroduodenal peptic ulcers with nonbleeding visible vessel: a prospective, controlled trial. Am. J. Gastroenterology Jul 1992; 87 (7) : 843 -6
  • Franquelo Villalonga E, Porras Díaz F, Sánchez Cantos AM, Chaneta Perwz F, Llamas Mármol A, Laso Alonso D, Franquelo Ramos E.: Endoscopy Echography: its possibilities Rev Esp Enferm Apar Dig Mar 1985 (3).
  • Franquelo Vilallonga E, Sánchez Cantos, Porras Díaz F, Llamas A, Ranquelo Ramos E. Tumours of the cecum and anaemia. Rev. Esp Enferm Apar Dig 1984 Sep; 66(3) 211-6.

Other Achievements

  • Gold Medal awarded by the Spanish Gastroenterological Society.
  • Gold Medal awarded by the Andalusian Gastroenterological Society.
  • National Gold Medal of the Volunteer work awarded by the AECC.
  • President of the Andalusia Gastroenterological Society.
  • President of the National Congress of the Spanish Gastroenterological Society 2003.
  • President of the Congress of the Andalusian Gastroenterological Society 1998.
  • President of the Scientific Committee of the Andalusian Gastroenterological Society.
  • Lecturer in Practical Courses and Doctorate Programs of Malaga University.