Loyola Medicine’s gastroenterology department provides comprehensive, high-quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines and liver. Loyola’s highly skilled gastroenterologists are experienced in caring for patients with:
Loyola’s gastroenterology team is composed of doctors, registered nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and research staff. Approximately 8,500 procedures are performed and 13,000 outpatient and inpatient visits occur each year. Our pediatric gastroenterology team treats children and teens with gastrointestinal issues.
Our gastroenterologists strive to provide the highest quality care and educate the next generation of clinicians. Loyola’s gastroenterologists are faculty members at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine where they teach fellows, residents and medical students in both classroom and clinical settings.
Loyola’s gastroenterologists provide the most advanced treatment for gastrointestinal disorders, using the latest technology in state-of-the-art facilities to benefit our patients. Specialized services provided by Loyola’s gastroenterologists include:
- Clinical nutrition program — Expert caregivers treat nutrition-related diseases in outpatient and inpatient settings. Learn more about nutrition services.
- Gastrointestinal Oncology Center — Unique in Chicago, the center provides multidisciplinary care for gastrointestinal cancer.
- Hepatology program — Loyola is a leader in the management of hepatitis C. Our doctors treat all aspects of liver disease, including viral hepatitis, cholestatic liver disease, hepatoma and hepatic failure. Learn more about hepatology.
- Inflammatory bowel disease — Loyola’s gastroenterologists provide expert care for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Medicine is used as the initial treatment for all patients; surgery is reserved for those who do not respond to treatment or cannot tolerate the side effects of the medications. Your surgeon will discuss surgical options, including the less-invasive laparoscopic approach.
- Interventional endoscopy — Loyola's gastroenterologists perform high-tech diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and motility testing. They also perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound of the esophagus and stomach. The team offers specialized treatments, including fine-needle aspirations of cysts and biliary tract stents. Learn more about interventional endoscopy.
Loyola’s division of gastroenterology conducts basic and clinical research on topics such as early detection of fibrosis in liver disease, effectiveness of treatment in hepatitis C patients, the causes of Barrett’s esophagus and GERD, as well as studies on obesity, prevention of H. pylori and gastric emptying.