GI experts take care of a patient with digestive health issues

Gastrointestinal & Digestive Health

Eating is not supposed to hurt. But digestive disorders can cause pain and discomfort when you eat, or disrupt your normal body functions on a daily basis. Unchecked, gastrointestinal (GI) problems can become life-threatening.

At UVA, you have access to advanced technologies, the latest research discoveries and recognized experts for all GI issues. These include disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract. You’ll get care from teams of specialists working together in a program ranked as one of the top 50 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

    Conditions We Treat
    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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    Digestive Health News

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    Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

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    Revealed: The Secret Superpower That Makes C. Difficile So Deadly

    A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe…

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