Dr. Irving Waxman with achalasia patient, Dorian Brantley

Leaders in Progressive Techniques

At the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT), our experts perform more than 2,000 specialized ultrasound and interventional endoscopy procedures annually. Our interventional endoscopy program attracts patients from around the country due to our expertise, innovation, patient focus and strong partnerships. We use the most innovative endoscopic techniques to provide minimally invasive solutions for a range of gastrointestinal problems. Our physicians developed or perfected many of the advanced techniques we use. We strive to push the boundaries of endoscopic technology for the benefit of our patients.

What We Treat

At the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT), our interventional endoscopists use minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat the following conditions:

 Dr. Uzma Siddiqui with patient Morris
CERT Procedures & Services

Endoscopic techniques and technology are constantly advancing, and we treat more complex cases here than anywhere in the region.

Allison Visser, FNP, and Dr. Christopher Chapman, a member of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT), Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy at the University of Chicago Medicine
Research & Clinical Trials

We integrate delivery of state-of-the-art clinical care with research, which helps us discover new approaches to the greatest medical challenges.

Informal portrait of physician Irving Waxman, MD, director of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT) and nurse Lynne Stearns, RN, nurse coordinator for CERT
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Center for Endoscopic Research & Therapeutics (CERT)

Interventional GI specialist Uzma Siddiqui, MD, left, with fellow Wesley Leung, MD, and the rest of her team in an endoscopy suite at the Center for Care and Discovery
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Why Choose Interventional Endoscopy at UChicago Medicine

The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT) was created to be a one-of-a-kind program with a single focus: advancing patient care through endoscopic discovery and innovation.

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Interventional Endoscopy (CERT) Locations

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Our team partners with referring physicians to make sure every patient receives the best, most expedient care possible.

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CME Events

Learn about standard practices in endoscopy and how new innovations may enhance or revolutionize endoscopy practices in the future.

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Advanced Endoscopic Fellowship

Our fellowship provides broad practical and scholarly exposure to clinical problems relating to GI oncology and advanced endoscopic techniques.

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