The Center for Digestive Health is the most comprehensive center of its kind in New England. We integrate our care across different areas. These areas include:
Gastroenterology and hepatology
We provide high-quality gastroenterology and hepatology care. We strive to improve the lives of patients who suffer from digestive diseases. These include disorders of the colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, small intestine, stomach and rectum.
Research, expertise and technology
We help patients understand and manage digestive diseases, and we:
- Conduct research and offer clinical trials
- Combine evidence-based medicine with clinical experience
- Use cutting-edge technology
Our gastroenterology and hepatology services include these programs:
Comprehensive Gastroenterology Program: We care for patients with gastrointestinal symptoms and conditions, including colorectal cancer prevention, diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastrointestinal bleeding and inflammatory bowel syndrome.
Endoscopy Program: We offer routine and advanced endoscopic procedures. Some of our most common procedures include colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound and esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
Gastrointestinal Motility, Esophageal, and Swallowing Disorders Program: We treat patients with motility disorders that affect the movement and sensation of the digestive system.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program: We treat patients with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Pancreaticobiliary Program: We provide care for patients with diseases of the pancreas and the bile ducts. Our Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto Transplantation (TPIAT) Program offers a type of surgery to remove the pancreas either partially or completely.
Behavioral Medicine for Digestive Health Program: We provide treatment strategies for patients with gastrointestinal conditions. Our behavioral health team offers both group and individualized treatment options.
Pediatric Gastroenterology: Our team provides services for children and teens with gastrointestinal diseases and nutritional problems.
Weight and wellness
Obesity is a disease process requiring expertise in management. Our weight and wellness team offers treatment options for weight loss and improved metabolic health. We create a treatment plan that is customized for each patient. We address your medical concerns according to your preferences, values and goals. Our team includes physicians, dietitians, chefs, behavioral health specialists and health coaches. We work together to support all aspects of patient treatment and care.
Adult Weight and Wellness Program: We provide an initial consultation and a visit with a physician or advance-practice provider, a dietitian and a health coach. We create a personalized care plan that may include anti-obesity medication, bariatric surgery, intensive lifestyle programming or a combination of these.
Pediatric Lipid and Weight Management Program: We care for children and teens with complicated obesity and high cholesterol. As with our adult program, we support children and families in lifestyle change. Our approach may include the use of medication and referral for bariatric surgery.
Healthy Lifestyle Program: We offer many options to support your wellness journey. Our staff includes registered dietitians, health coaches and behavioral health specialists. Our group classes focus on culinary learning with wellness coaching, movement and nutrition.
Culinary Medicine Program: We combine nutrition and culinary learning in an innovative program. We provide participants with knowledge and practical skills to help them translate nutrition recommendations into daily routines.
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Pancreas and bile duct surgery
- Foregut surgery
- Liver surgery
- Bariatric surgery
Center for Digestive Health Research Program
The Center for Digestive Health features basic, translational and clinical research. Research is a cornerstone of our program. We aim to advance the knowledge of digestive health and healthcare delivery and make treatment options available to our patients that are not yet available outside clinical trials.