Digestive Health Center

A recognized leader in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, the University of Maryland Digestive Health Center provides the latest medical and surgical treatment options, as well as innovative screening and diagnostic technologies. Our patient-centered approach ensures that all patients receive a thorough and comprehensive evaluation, treatment and follow-up care.

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The Digestive Health Center offers a highly specialized, patient-centered approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. This approach assures that each patient receives the most thorough and comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and follow-up care possible.

The Digestive Health Center provides the highest level of comprehensive services for both adults and children --- including the latest medical and surgical treatment options -- as well as innovations in screening and diagnostic technologies.

Our physicians are pioneers in their fields of expertise and have innovated many new treatment options, such as the CryoSpray ablation procedure to treat Barrett's esophagus.

Our physicians also train future physician leaders, who will be on the forefront of GI disease management in their respective areas of specialty. We will continue our research endeavors to advance the practice of our center and the industry.

Certificate of Recognition

As part of its Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recently acknowledged the endoscopy unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center for its adherence to ASGE safety guidelines and commitment to quality assurance in endoscopy. The Medical Center's endoscopy unit was one of 33 units in the United States to be honored with this distinction.

The UMMC endoscopy unit received this honor upon providing evidence of a recent and successful accreditation by a recognized accrediting body and completing an educational course which reviewed guidelines regarding quality endoscopic care.

The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines.

Facilities

  • A state-of-the-art endoscopy laboratory that provides a full range of endoscopic, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options.
  • One of the most technologically advanced operating rooms/surgical facilities in the U.S.
  • Cutting-edge cancer facilities, including a new outpatient center -- the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Pavilion -- that provides one-stop cancer care.
  • Other convenient outpatient centers.

Digestive health care specialists

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hepatologists
  • General Surgeons
  • Transplant Surgeons
  • Cancer/Oncology Providers, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists

Success Stories

Meet some of our patients and read about their life-changing experiences

Innovations

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