About the Digestive Health Program
The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition provides state-of-the-art medical care to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases and nutritional problems in a multidisciplinary environment.
The division also plays an important role in the education of students, residents and fellows and offers a variety of learning opportunities for continuing medical education of physicians and other health care professionals. The regionally and nationally recognized faculty members conduct many clinical and basic science research projects to further our understanding of gastrointestinal and liver diseases and to help design better treatment for patients with these illnesses.
A number of special procedures including biliary manometry, endoscopic removal of bile duct stones, biliary and pancreatic duct stent placement, esophageal stent placement, achalasia dilation, botulinum toxin injection therapy of achalasia, enteroscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography, and laser therapy of GI neoplasms are performed on a daily basis.
UK HealthCare also has an active liver transplant program.