Partnering with the Center for Endoscopic Research & Therapeutics

Our team at the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics partners with referring physicians to ensure every patient receives the best, most expedient care possible. When you refer a patient to us, we will collaborate with you to develop an individualized treatment plan. Download our latest report to learn more about our programs and services.

To refer a patient, please call 773-702-1459. Please fax the completed referral form, below and all relevant documentation to 773-834-8891.

Saturday appointments available

Referral Form for CERT procedure (PDF)

What You Can Expect

We value your partnership. Our physicians will keep you informed about your patient's care and our nurse coordinators will serve as navigators to make the entire process as smooth and easy as possible.

Once you refer your patient to UChicago Medicine Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT), our staff is available 24/7 to take your call.

Appointments are available quickly, with the average wait time of 24 to 48 hours. It may be up to one week, depending on urgency and the patient's schedule.

During an initial visit, we will talk with your patient about procedure preparation and will send written instructions as well.

After the procedure, our physicians will call you to discuss results and the return of the patient to your care.

Allison Visser, FNP, and Dr. Christopher Chapman, a member of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT).

Referral Form for CERT Procedure

Please complete the referral form below, and fax all relevant documentation to 773-834-8891.

Download Referral PDF

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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