Interventional Endoscopy (CERT)

Dr. Uzma Siddiqui with a patient

Leaders in Progressive Techniques

The University of Chicago Medicine Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT) 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.

Conditions We Diagnose & 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.

US News and World Report 2020-21 Badge for Gastroenterology
Nationally Ranked in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

According to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 Rankings

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.

Research & Clinical Trials

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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.

 Dr. Uzma Siddiqui and her patient Morris on Monday, July 9, 2018 in the Center for Care and Discovery on the University of Chicago campus in Chicago.
Dr. Yalini Vigneswaran and a GERD patient
Dr. Siddiqui in the operating room
Gastroenterology researcher taking a sample
Dr. Christopher Chapman with an endoscope
CERT team of providers
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Where We Offer Advanced Endoscopy Procedures

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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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Program & Services Report

Learn more about the innovative techniques we use to provide minimally invasive solutions to our patients.

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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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