UChicago created the nation’s first hospital-based gastroenterology department in 1927. Today, we provide care for all types of gastrointestinal conditions, from inflammatory bowel disease and liver disorders to all forms of gastrointestinal cancers. We are one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery.Find a Gastroenterologist
Conditions and Services
We are proud to offer gastroenterology options that are not available at most hospitals and welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion for anyone concerned with their GI diagnosis or care.
According to U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Rankings
Our specialists are at the forefront of medicine and can offer options not widely available at most hospitals.
Digestive Diseases Center
The University of Chicago Medicine opened the first hospital-based gastroenterology department in 1927. We've been at the forefront of digestive disease care ever since.
Treatment Plans As Unique As Our Patients
Many gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and disorders require long-term care. For newly diagnosed patients, learning how to manage a chronic GI disease can be overwhelming and frustrating. Our gastroenterology specialists partner with patients at every stage of their lives to help them through each new challenge, however big or small.
Chicago, IL 60637 1-888-824-0200
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Why Choose Gastroenterology at UChicago Medicine
Not only do we have the best minds in medicine, but also our state-of-the-art facilities and technology aid our gastroenterology specialists in every evaluation, treatment and procedure.
World-Renowned GI Experts
At UChicago Medicine, patients benefit from the combined expertise of many of the nation's leading specialists in gastrointestinal diseases. From gastroenterologists and surgeons to hepatologists and nutritionists, our providers from different specialties work together to evaluate patients and develop comprehensive treatment plans.
Preserving Quality of Life
We provide advanced procedures that effectively treat disease while preserving organ function and minimizing recovery time. For example, our gastrointestinal interventional endoscopists offer nonsurgical diagnostic and treatment options for conditions that are typically treated with invasive surgery at most hospitals.
The Forefront of IBD Care
We are continuing to research the causes and treatments of inflammatory bowel disease and are internationally recognized for our discoveries. Our experts discovered the first gene that increases the risk of Crohn’s disease. Our patients receive the latest medical treatments as well as disease education, dietary counseling and other support services to help them achieve the best quality of life.
Leaders in GI Research
The same experts who are treating patients are guiding the research for tomorrow’s medical breakthroughs. We are dedicated to understanding the causes and treatments of GI diseases because we know our discoveries will shape the future for our patients. Patients have the benefit of participating in clinical trials and promising new therapies. To support these efforts, UChicago Medicine is home to the Digestive Disease Research Core Center, one of only 12 such NIH-supported programs in the nation.
A State-of-the-Art Hospital
The Center for Care and Discovery is the home for gastrointestinal care at UChicago Medicine. The facility features advanced endoscopy suites, as well as hybrid operating rooms, that enable surgeons and endoscopists to collaborate on multiple procedures at one time. We also provide convenient outpatient care across the Chicago area.
Top-Ranked GI Program
U.S. News & World Report ranks our digestive disorders program among the best in the nation. Our doctors are internationally recognized as leaders in their field and several are often on America's Best Doctors list.
GI Research Foundation Events
GI Research Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to support the research of the Digestive Diseases Center.See upcoming events
Find a GI Clinical Trial
We’re committed to advancing discoveries that transform our patients’ lives and expand our physicians’ knowledge.View active GI clinical trials