Expert Care for Your Entire Digestive System

The Digestive Healthcare Center offers the latest treatments and comprehensive, coordinated care for all types of digestive diseases.Find a digestive health care specialist learn more

Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Center

The multidisciplinary Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive care, from endoscopic diagnosis to minimally invasive treatment, for Barrett’s esophagus.

Colorectal Center

The Colorectal Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center offers comprehensive detection, treatment and management options for patients with acute and chronic colorectal conditions.

Crohn’s and Colitis Center

The Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center’s Crohn’s and Colitis Center is one of the few comprehensive, multidisciplinary programs in New England dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Liver Center

Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center specialists are authorities in the diagnosis and management of all forms of acute and chronic liver disease.

Pancreas and Biliary Center

The Pancreas and Biliary Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center provides patients with specialized options for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of pancreatic and biliary diseases.

Swallowing and Heartburn Center

The Swallowing and Heartburn Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center provides both primary treatment and second opinion evaluations for throat, esophagus and stomach disorders.

Weight Center

The Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center is a fully integrated center within the Digestive Healthcare Center that supports the spectrum of needs for people of all ages seeking help with obesity and weight loss.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) is a weight loss surgery performed by bariatric surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center in which a band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, reducing food intake.

Colonoscopy

Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center physicians use a colonoscopy, the primary and most effective screening technique, to screen patients age 50 to 75 for colorectal cancer.

Cryotherapy Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus

Cryotherapy is an FDA-approved endoscopic technique used by specialists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Center to treat Barrett’s esophagus.

Double-Contrast Barium Enema (DCBE)

To detect abnormal growths, such as polyps, clinicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center use a double-contrast barium enema (DCBE), which involves injecting fluid called barium, followed by air, into the rectum.

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a specialized endoscopic technique used by gastroenterologists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center to diagnose and remove large areas of early gastrointestinal cancers.

Esophagectomy

Esophagectomy is a major surgery performed at Massachusetts General Hospital as both a minimally invasive and standard procedure to remove a diseased esophagus and create a new, healthy esophagus.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

To look at the inside of the rectum and part of the colon for cancer or polyps, Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center physicians use a procedure called a sigmoidoscopy.

LINX® Reflux Management System Treatment Option

LINX® Reflux Management System is an innovative minimally invasive procedure used by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons to treat appropriately selected patients experiencing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is an FDA-approved endoscopic technique used by specialists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Center to treat Barrett’s esophagus.

Revision for Weight Loss Surgery

Revisional weight loss surgery is performed by bariatric surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center to redo or convert a prior weight loss procedure.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is performed by bariatric surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center to reduce the size of the stomach and encourage weight loss in patients who are obese.

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used by the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center to diagnose conditions in the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Regularly performed by surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is a weight loss procedure that reduces the size of the stomach.

Virtual Colonoscopy

Clinicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center offer virtual colonoscopy, a leading-edge screening technique that detects colon cancer or polyps.

Crohn's and Colitis Support Group

The Crohn's and Colitis Support Group is sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and held at Massachusetts General Hospital. The group is an informal resource to share stories, gather support and learn about coping. Friends and family members are welcome to attend.

Gluten-Free Dietary Guidelines

Massachusetts General Hospital nutritionists offer gluten-free dietary guidelines for patients with celiac disease.

Ostomy Support Group

We welcome patients with a new or existing colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, and their family and friends, to monthly meetings of the Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2014-2015

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