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Gastrointestinal & Digestive Health

The Digestive Health Center provides upper endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, colonoscopy and specialized interventional endoscopy care, as well as a range of procedures and diagnostic tests that use the latest approaches and technological advances.

We offer a world-class facility with the latest technology and recognized specialists. Our team performs over 15,000 procedures a year on a range of organs, including the colon and liver.

At UVA, four of our specialties were honored as “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report, including our gastric and digestive care services, which places them among the top 10 percent in the nation.

    Advanced Technology for a Better Experience

    Our high-tech tools, paired with advanced techniques, give us the ability to treat your GI issue with as little surgery as possible. These include:

    • Endoscopy ultrasound scope   locates and treats tumors with radio frequency
    • HALO technology  — removes abnormal cells from the esophagus, before they become cancer 
    • Spyglass System — directly, easily examines bile ducts (also known as cholangioscopy) 
    • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)  — uses a tiny camera to guide surgical procedures
    • Laparoscopic surgical care - uses video to avoid large incisions or cuts in the abdominal wall 
    Colon Cancer & Care
    doctor and patient

    With high performance ratings for our colorectal surgery and expertise that gets you faster recovery times, we offer comprehensive care for diseases of the anus, colon and rectum.

    Meet Our Colon Surgeons
    Liver Care
    patient and family

    You'll find a high level of innovation and care in our approach to liver disease, liver cancer and liver transplant.

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    Gastrointestinal Cancers
    gastrointestinal cancer team

    Our advanced research gives us the ability to provide the latest options for treatment of cancers in the pancreas, stomach, gall bladder and esophagus.

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