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Gastroenterologists at UMass Memorial Medical Center are skilled in caring for diseases of your digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

You have access to our team of specialized doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff who are committed to improving your health and well-being through preventive care, cancer screening and education, which allows you to better understand the disease process.

Digestive Disorders We Treat at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Our Medical Center team is with you every step of the way in preventing, diagnosing and treating digestive diseases, including evaluations for liver and small bowel transplantation. You benefit from other areas of expertise such as:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Colon cancer
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Ulcers
  • Gastroespohageal reflux disease (also known as GERD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Acid/peptic diseases
  • Gastrointestinal cancer/screening
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (also known as IBD)
  • Liver diseases
  • Pancreatic diseases

Gastroenterology Services We Provide

Drawing on the expertise of our gastroenterologists, we offer you the following services. Depending on your individual needs, services may be offered at our endoscopy centers on our University or Memorial campuses,  at 21 Eastern Avenue in Worcester, or our community satellite at UMass Memorial at Southborough/ Marlborough Hospital Specialty Care, located at 28 Newton Street in Southborough.

Diagnostic testing

  • Photodynamic therapy
  • 24-hour ambulatory pH monitoring
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Evaluation of malabsorption and maldigestion
  • Liver biopsies

Therapeutics

  • Liver transplant
  • Management of ascites (peritoneal cavity fluid), including large volume paracentesis to remove fluid
  • Small bowel biopsy
  • Therapy of chronic hepatitis

Diagnostic endoscopy

  • Biliary manometry
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Magnification endoscopy

Therapeutic endoscopy

  • Endoscopic antireflux procedures for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Endoscopic injection of laser therapy for gastrointestinal angiodysplasia or tumors
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with sphincterotomy and stent placements
  • Endoscopic sclerosis of esophageal varices

Gastroenterology Research in Central Massachusetts

If you’re living with a digestive disease, know that our doctors’ expertise goes beyond the bedside. Our gastroenterologists participate in research studies at UMass Medical School that focus on modern digestive disease and nutrition topics including gastric acid production, therapies for viral hepatitis, malnutrition, obstructive pancreatic-biliary disease, and the effects of aging on gastrointestinal function.

Gastroenterology clinical trials are available so you benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment options that come from this research.