Gastrointestinal Cancer

Our highly trained specialists in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Center offer total screening, diagnosis and management of various gastrointestinal cancers. We develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care plan to meet each patient’s needs based on his or her diagnosis, medical history and current condition. Our team of specialists is comprised of expert gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and nurse practitioners who collaborate with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center to deliver the best treatments available. Many of our specialists are active investigators in various clinical trials regarding the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Some of our featured screening and treatment options include:

  • Colonoscopy and endoscopy (EGD) for screening and surveillance of colorectal polyps, cancer and Barrett’s esophagus
  • Fecal DNA testing as an alternative to colonoscopy, developed by University Hospitals physicians. We are one of the few hospitals that offers patients this test.
  • Targeted screenings for high-risk individuals, such as those for familial cancer syndromes
  • Staging of gastrointestinal cancer with endoscopic ultrasound
  • Diagnosis and therapy of pancreatobiliary cancers with advanced endoscopic technique
  • Treatment of locally advanced cancers with stent placement and radiofrequency ablation
  • Laparoscopic-assisted resections
  • Special program for recurrent and complex rectal cancers with intraoperative radiation suite
  • Family-based screening for Barrett’s esophagus

For a physician referral or to learn more about the UH Geauga Medical Center Digestive Health Institute / Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center please call 440-285-7757.

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