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Conditions and Treatments

Listing of conditions and treatments for Digestive Health.

Digestive tests, procedures and surgeries

Colon Cancer

From screening tests to surgery to follow-up care, we coordinate all of your care to make the experience as seamless and easy as possible.

Liver Treatment

We have the largest liver clinic in the region, with world-class specialists performing innovative therapies for liver conditions.

Gallstones, Gall Bladder Disease, Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

Our specialists can directly see the inside of organs using the latest state-of-the-art technology to treat these uncomfortable conditions. Includes our new clinic for patients at high risk for pancreatic cancer.

Colorectal Surgery

The colorectal surgery team at UVA offers comprehensive surgical care for diseases of the colon and rectum.

Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery

If you are morbidly obese and have tried every diet, medication and lifestyle change without long-lasting results, this option may be for you.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Treatment is critical: Having a bowel disease, including celiac disease, colitis and Crohn's disease, puts you at a greater risk for developing colon cancer. We have the tools to diagnose your condition early on and make sure you get the treatment you need.

Motility Disorders

Painful motility conditions can affect the esophagus, stomach or intestines and then progress to other areas of the body. Our clinic can diagnose and treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) with the latest technological devices.

Other Conditions We Treat Include:

Expertise You Can Trust

We've been one of the first and only digestive centers in the region to perform a number of advanced procedures:

  • We offer photodynamic therapy - treating esophageal and bile duct cancer cells using drugs called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells.
  • We were the first center in the state to offer argon plasma coagulation, a procedure that uses electrical currents to control bleeding and other intestinal issues.
  • We have expertise with the Whipple procedure, which treats pancreatic cancer by removing the head of the pancreas and other nearby tissue.
Care for Your Child

If your child has to see a digestive health specialist, it’s important that they visit a doctor who understands the needs of kids. 

At UVA, our doctors are experts in the special kind of care children need.

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