Digestive Services

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Overview

Digestive Services at University of Louisville Hospital is staffed by highly trained specialists dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality care for patients with digestive and liver diseases through our system as an academic medical center.

Our distinguished multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists and other specialists offer patients the most advanced, research-backed treatments and comprehensive, specialized care for all types of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Our state-of-the-art endoscopy center allows us to quickly diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.

A multidisciplinary approach focuses on providing personalized care for each and every patient.

Conditions we treat:

Esophagus and Stomach

  • Achalasia and nutcracker esophagus
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hiatal hernia or diaphragmatic hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Peptic ulcer disease and related complications
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Peritonitis
  • Swallowing disorders

Pancreas and Biliary Tract

  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Biliary tract diseases and tumors
  • Cystic fibrosis pancreatic disease
  • Familial pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic divisum
  • Pancreatic fluid collections and pseudocysts
  • Pancreatic insifficiency
  • Pancreatic neuroendorcrine tumors
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Recurrent pancreatitis
  • Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

Small and Large Intestine

  • Anorectal pain
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic diarrhea (including microscopic colitis)
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Colonic or lower GI bleeding and angioectasia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Familial polyposis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fissures
  • Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary colon cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment and diagnosis (including IBD in pregnancy)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose intolerant
  • Large colon polyps and defiant colon polyps
  • Lynch syndrome (HNPCC)
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Pouchitis
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Recurrent clostridium difficile colitis
  • Sessile serrated adenoma syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis

Liver

  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease associated with pregnancy
  • Liver tumors