The Division of Gastroenterology is a leader in diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum), liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The Division works collaboratively with all specialties to provide multidisciplinary care. Faculty skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures work closely with the surgeons and oncologists to stage tumors.
The faculty’s expertise in general endoscopic and advanced therapeutic procedures provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic management for benign and malignant gastrointestinal disorders.
We also offer a wide range of tests and treatment for motility disorders such as esophageal and anorectal manometry, esophageal PH monitoring and hydrogen breath testing. Anorectal biofeedback is an option for patients with fecal incontinence and/or constipation.
Specialized clinics, such as for motility disorders, pancreatic and biliary disorders and inflammatory bowel disease provide an avenue for patients with special disorders to access the most up to date treatments.
Digestive disorders range from the occasional upset stomach, heartburn and nausea to the more serious and life-threatening cancers. Most digestive disorders and diseases are complex, with subtle symptoms and the causes of many remain unknown. Some may be genetic or develop from multiple factors such as stress, fatigue, diet, smoking and/or alcohol abuse.
Diagnosis of a digestive disorder requires a thorough and accurate medical history and physical examination. Some may need to undergo more extensive diagnostic evaluations including laboratory tests, endoscopic procedures and imaging techniques. The Faculty, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and staff all work together to provide comprehensive care from the time of the visit to managing patient questions, requests and concerns outside of the visit.
Learn more about digestive disorders on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center website.