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The Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating and managing the entire spectrum of digestive conditions. Learn how our work impacts patient care.

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  • 8 Diabetes Treatments That Show Great Promise - Reader's Digest, 2/1/2018

    David Nathan, MD, Director of the Diabetes Center at Mass General, says reducing fat and losing weight is one of the best possible ways to avoid diabetes.


Currently Browsing:2019

  • Mass General named a top hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019  Mass General

    Mass General is the #1 hospital on the East Coast, having been named #2 in America by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Waltham Weight Center Clinic

    Monday, April 1, 2019  Mass General

    Mass General Weight Center has opened it's newest clinic in Waltham, MA.

  • Mass General's First POP Procedure Performed

    Monday, March 18, 2019  Clinical

    On March 1, 2019, doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Digestive Healthcare Center successfully performed their first per-oral pyloromyotomy (POP) procedure. This innovative, minimally invasive treatment for gastroparesis is breaking new ground for the treatment of digestive health disorders.

Currently Browsing:2018

  • Avoiding Obesity Might Improve Your Memory

    Thursday, April 5, 2018  Mass General

    Shedding those extra pounds may not only improve your health and appearance, it may also boost your ability to respond to memory training.

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Colon Cancer Screenings

    Thursday, March 15, 2018  Mass General

    Addressing colon cancer early gives doctors more options for treatments and often leads to higher survival rates. Here are 5 things to know about colon cancer screening.

  • 4 Foods to Eat More of This Year

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018  Mass General

    Fact: most of us eat too much meat and processed grain. Add more plants in 2018, and your body will thank you.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Mass General study suggests that medication could improve gastric bypass results

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015  Mass General

    New findings about the mechanisms involved – or not involved – in the effects of the most common form of bariatric surgery suggest that combining surgery with a specific type of medication could augment the benefits of the procedure.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Getting Back to Active: Bob's Story

    Monday, December 1, 2014  Mass General

    Bob Hazelton lived with chronic acid reflux for years and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011. After his surgical team at Massachusetts General Hospital performed a minimally invasive esophagectomy, Bob has a healthy esophagus and is getting back to his active lifestyle.

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Threat grows from liver illness tied to obesity

    Friday, June 13, 2014  Mass General

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the link between obesity and the rise in liver diseases such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Currently Browsing:2013

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Innovations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Monday, December 24, 2012  Mass General

    Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center, including clinical trials of new biologic medications, as well new minimally invasive surgical techniques, is helping expand treatment and management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Frequently asked questions: LINX® system

    Monday, September 24, 2012  Mass General

    David Rattner, MD, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at the Mass General Digestive Healthcare Center, answers frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the LINX® Reflux Management System, a new treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • Massachusetts General Hospital offers new, less invasive treatment for GERD

    Friday, July 20, 2012  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital introduces an innovative procedure for patients experiencing symptoms of GERD. A bracelet of magnetic beads can help the lower esophageal sphincter to resist gastric pressures and prevent reflux.

  • New Radiology and Endoscopy Techniques Are Improving Treatment of Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Patients seeking care for pancreatic and biliary system disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Digestive Healthcare Center receive the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic treatments from a collaborative team of experts, including gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and radiation therapists.

  • Weight Center hosts Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat

    Friday, May 18, 2012  Mass General

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that three out of four obese children will become obese adults, increasing the obese adult population to 42 percent by 2030. Just days after the report, on May 10, the MGH Weight Center brought together clinicians from 24 different programs – many within MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – for the first Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat.

Currently Browsing:2011

Currently Browsing:2010

  • MGH ranks among top

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

  • Physician-researchers discover keys to understanding pancreatic cysts

    Monday, May 17, 2010  Mass General

    Up until the mid-1990s, physicians knew little about the relationship between pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer. But collaborative research conducted by gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center has led to a much greater understanding of pancreatic cystadenomas and what makes some cysts progress to cancer. These advances are opening up new therapies to target this deadly cancer early on, when it is most treatable.

  • Colorectal Screening Saves Lives

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010  Mass General

    Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women nationwide. But, if detected early colorectal cancer is treatable and beatable.

  • Barrett's esophagus: aggressive treatment helps prevent progression to cancer

    Thursday, January 7, 2010  Clinical

    Physicians can help stem the rising incidence of gastroesophageal cancers by aggressively treating patients with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • International collaboration revolutionizes modern surgery

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009  Clinical

    Mass General surgeon Patricia Sylla, travels to Barcelona to perform the first-ever rectal cancer surgery on a human using natural orifice surgery (NOTES).

  • Incision-free gallbladder surgery

    Monday, June 29, 2009  Mass General

    On May 20 David Rattner, MD, chief of General Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center, performed New England’s first natural orifice surgery - completely incision free.

  • Free fun and educational activities for everyone to enjoy

    Monday, June 22, 2009  Mass General

    Join Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral for Children medical staff June 27 - 28 in casual, face-to-face discussions on a variety of topics addressing health concerns for people of every age.

  • Friendly bacteria: do they do what's promised?

    Monday, March 2, 2009  Research

    Potential benefits of good bacteria prompt researchers to take a closer look.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Surgery without scalpels?

    Wednesday, October 22, 2008  Mass General

    It may sound like science fiction, but the possibility of surgery that can be completed without a scar may soon be a reality.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital ranked on U.S. News national honor roll

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008  Mass General

    The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top five hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2008, Mass General was redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Currently Browsing:2007

  • Study reveals aspirin's colorectal cancer prevention mechanism

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007  Research

    Aspirin therapy's ability to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, an association seen in a large number of studies, appears to depend on the drug's inhibition of the COX-2 enzyme, the action that also underlies aspirin's usefulness for treating pain and inflammation.


  • Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD

    Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, describes what causes incontinence in maturing women and treatment options

    Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, a colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center says incontinence is not just a normal part of getting older and explains the treatments that can dramatically improve your quality of life.

  • Milena Weinstein, MD, explains what you can do about the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders

    Milena Weinstein, MD, explains what you can do about the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders

    Milena Weinstein, MD, urogynecologist at the Mass General Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says urinary incontinence or vaginal bulge can be related to pelvic floor disorders, which affect one out of three women. Learn more about the treatments available for pelvic floor disorders, from exercise to support devices to surgery.

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

    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.

  • LINX® Reflux Management System

    LINX Reflux Management System

    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). For more information, visit massgeneral.org/LINX

  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

    Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

    Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive procedure used by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital to treat eligible patients experiencing symptoms of achalasia. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/POEM

  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

    Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is a procedure performed by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons using small incisions to remove a diseased esophagus and reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/MIE

  • Weight Loss Gastric Balloon: Placement

    Weight Loss Gastric Balloon: Placement

    During the procedure, an endoscope with a thin, deflated balloon is inserted through the patient’s mouth and placed into the stomach. The balloon is then filled with sterile saline until it is about the size of a grapefruit, and stays in the stomach for six months. No incisions are made during this nonivasive procedure.

  • Weight Loss Gastric Balloon: Removal

    Weight Loss Gastric Balloon: Removal

    After six months, a nonsurgical procedure, similar to the balloon insertion, is performed to remove the gastric balloon. The balloon is deflated first and then removed.

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