Digestive Healthcare Center Overview

The Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center is a collaborative practice of gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, hepatologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases.

The Digestive Healthcare Center offers comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with all types of digestive diseases, from heartburn to organ failure. Our collaborative practice of gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of these digestive diseases. Possessing expertise in all aspects of digestive health, our multidisciplinary team of specialists offers patients the benefit of an individualized treatment plan.

Our center was ranked fourth in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2012. Our specialists are among the best in New England, and twelve were recognized for excellence in colorectal surgery, general surgery, surgical oncology and gastroenterology in Boston’s 2005 Best Doctor’s survey.

State-of-the-Art Treatment

The Digestive Healthcare Center offers a full range of medical and surgical treatments for digestive diseases, including conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and colon. We have among the highest volumes in the region in most procedures related to digestive health care and excellent outcomes. Our board-certified specialists offer depth of experience and skill in using conventional, innovative and investigational methods, as well as research advances, to diagnose and manage both common conditions and more complex diseases, including:

  • Indigestion
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colitis
  • Liver disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatic and biliary conditions

Digestive Health Care Expertise

We are often able to offer patients minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment options and access to the newest technologies, both directly through the Digestive Healthcare Center and in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Transplant Center.

Our specialists accept patients in need of advanced care and are a regional referral center for patients whose previous anti-reflux surgeries have failed. Recognizing the chronic and complex nature of many gastrointestinal diseases, the Digestive Healthcare Center fosters open and ongoing communication with our patients’ referring physicians. Such collaboration guarantees ease and thoroughness of care for every patient.

Our team approach to digestive healthcare allows us to provide the best diagnosis and treatment and ensure the best outcomes for all of our patients. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists meets regularly to create a tailored treatment plan for every patient. Each patient’s personalized care team includes members of the center’s collaborative practice, including:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Endoscopists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Hepatologists
  • Oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Nurse practitioners and oncology nurses

Robust Research Programs

The Digestive Healthcare Center is committed to utilizing the best traditions of clinical medicine and applying the latest research findings to diagnose and treat the entire digestive system. We have a strong, internationally renowned basic research effort. Each of our disease areas is actively involved in research programs, allowing us to provide cutting-edge therapies and clinical trials to our patients.

Our Crohn’s and Colitis Center is a designated NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease) Digestive Disease Research Center. We maintain highly sought-after advanced fellowships in inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, obesity medicine and abdominal transplant surgery.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2013-2014

U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #2 in the nation and #1 in New England based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.