Michigan Medicine is home to one of the largest digestive health and liver disease programs in the country, providing prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Our 70-plus physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the gastrointestinal system, including:
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Colon and rectal polyps
- Colon cancer screening (colonoscopy)
- Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD)
- Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy for Weight Management
- Fatty liver disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other Functional Bowel Disorders (FBD)
- Wilson Disease
We offer one of the most sophisticated physiology and manometry laboratories in the country and four state-of-the-art endoscopy units. Our doctors are skillfully trained to perform a variety of gastrointestinal and liver diagnostic procedures with more specialized procedures being performed at the University Hospital Medical Procedures Unit. In 2015, our physicians performed over 25,000 endoscopies. We collaborate with referring physicians to diagnose obscure gastrointestinal and liver disorders and provide the most innovative and effect treatments for patients.
GI Behavioral Health Program
We know that looking out for the mental wellbeing of our patients is every bit as important as caring for their physical health. Research conducted here and at other top institutions shows that when it comes to managing chronic GI conditions, actively addressing emotional concerns can have a direct, positive effect on symptom management and quality of life. Our GI Behavioral Health program offers GI behavioral therapy (BT) that includes a number of techniques designed to help patients deal with the uncontrollable and unpredictable aspects of GI conditions.
The University of Michigan: A Leader in Digestive Health Research
Not only are we leaders in the clinic, our faculty are also leaders in their respective areas of research, conducting and participating in many pharmaceutical clinical investigations. The innovative research conducted by our physicians and faculty has paved the way for more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a Michigan Medicine gastroenterologist or hepatologist for digestive or liver health issues, visit our Make an Appointment page.