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Gastroenterology

Treating diseases of the digestive system

Digestive diseases can involve one or many different parts of the body. Therefore, it is important to seek experts who can pinpoint your condition and provide the proper treatment.

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Doctors at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of both simple and complex digestive conditions including disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, liver and bile ducts.

World-class care
The same doctors you see in our clinics are nationally recognized for their research and advancement in treating many gastrointestinal conditions.
We are proud to be:
  • One of only four institutions in the U.S. to be awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for our pancreatic cancer research
  • International leaders in treating pancreatitis with surgeons who pioneered the Total Pancreatectomy With Islet Auto-Transplantation (TPIAT), a complex surgery technique used to treat the condition, which can help patients prevent or minimize diabetes
  • The largest internationally recognized colorectal fellowship training program in the U.S.; our colon and rectal surgeons specialize in treating severe Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and pelvic floor cancers using minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • A national leader in the number of ERCPs we perform annually (an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatograms, or ERCP, is a test that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder and pancreas)

Endoscopy services

Digestive conditions are often diagnosed and treated using endoscopic procedures. Our new endoscopy unit, where we perform both routine and advanced procedures, offers the latest instruments with high-resolution imaging capabilities.

The experts at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, offer coordinated care when it comes to diagnosing a wide range of disorders. When necessary, our endoscopic specialists work with a team of radiologists and surgeons to determine the best course of treatment for each patient.

Conditions we treat:
  • Abdominal pain (chronic)
  • Adult cystic fibrosis
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Celiac disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Heart burn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Noncardiac chest pain
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis

Doctors & Providers

Gastroenterology

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Minneapolis

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.