Digestive Diseases

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is ranked nationally in digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Gastroenterology is the medical term for medicine that treats disorders of the digestive system. Washington University’s board-certified gastroenterologists and hepatologists (liver specialists) have more than 50 years of experience in medical treatment, research, and training for diseases of the digestive tract.

The Washington University board-certified specialists who treat patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital offer a comprehensive range of GI (gastrointestinal) subspecialties, including treatment for diseases of the esophagus, stomach and small intestines (duodenum); the large intestine, colon and rectum; and the hepatobiliary system, such as the liver, gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreas.

We are committed to providing cutting-edge technology for optimal patient care. Barnes-Jewish Hospital contains modern endoscopy and motility facilities, fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. More than 10,000 gastrointestinal procedures are performed annually at the endoscopic facilities of Barnes-Jewish Hospital alone; more than 80 percent of these are performed by full-time faculty.

Our clinical, research, and training programs have received wide recognition for sustained contributions to the field.

To make an appointment with a Washington University gastroenterologist or hepatologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll-free 866-867-3627.

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