UH Digestive Health Institute

The division of gastroenterology at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center addresses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex as well as common disease and abnormalities of the digestive system.

The digestive system includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract. Swallowing is also considered an integral action in the process of digestion. At any point in the digestive tract, or in the process of digestion, a malfunction or malformation can occur. Some of the more common gastroenterological maladies are:

Other diseases that can be assessed by a gastroenterologist are related to the liver, biliary and pancreatic organs which, although not a part of the digestive tract, are accessory organs which provide enzymes and hormones that are critical in regulating a healthy gastroenterological environment. The gastroenterology staff at UH Geneva Medical Center is board-certified to provide the highest quality of care. A wide range of services are available through the division of gastroenterology including:

A key component to prevention, diagnosis and treatment is also found in the patient’s family medical history as well as in their personal medical history. Lifestyle is also a key component that affects gastroenterological health today—and tomorrow.

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