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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.

Our Specialists

Our gastroenterologists and hepatologists offer a comprehensive range of gastro-intestinal subspecialties.

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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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