The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Gastroenterology offers comprehensive, cutting-edge, and coordinated care for patients with all forms of digestive disorders. Our gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists and advanced practice providers are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases and gastrointestinal malignancies. Possessing expertise in all aspects of digestive health, our multidisciplinary team of specialists offers patients the benefit of an individualized treatment plan.

Our center is ranked consistently as one of the nation’s top programs. The division’s specialists are among the best in New England with many consistently recognized in Boston Magazine’s Best Doctors survey.

Our mission: “We treat, comfort and empower our patients by providing state-of-the-art, team-based, compassionate and equitable care” 

Our motto: “Our patients matter most”

State-of-the-Art Treatment

The Division of Gastroenterology offers a full range of medical treatments for digestive disorders, 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 achieve excellent outcomes. Our board-certified specialists offer depth of experience and skill in using conventional, innovative and investigational methods to diagnose and manage both common conditions and more complex diseases, including:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Autoimmune disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Celiac disease
  • Liver disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Colon cancer and colon polyps
  • Pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, pancreatic cancer
  • Biliary stones, strictures, and tumors
  • Motility disorders including achalasia, gastroparesis and chronic constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hereditary GI cancer syndromes

Innovative Research Programs

The Division of Gastroenterology 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 science research program with significant support through federal and foundation grants. Each of our disease centers is actively conducting cutting-edge research, including clinical trials, with emphasis on  integrating laboratory-based findings with patient care

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

Learn more about Gastroenterology's focused efforts toward IBD-oriented research at the NIH-funded  Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (CSIBD).