The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Gastroenterology offers comprehensive, cutting-edge, and coordinated care for patients with all types of digestive diseases, from heartburn to organ failure. Our collaborative practice of gastroenterologists and endoscopists are 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 is ranked consistently as a top program in the country. In 2020, our Gastroenterology and GI Surgery programs ranked seventh by U.S. News & World Report. The division’s specialists are among the best in New England, and many are consistently recognized in Boston Magazine’s Best Doctors survey.

Our mission is to instill hope in our patients and their families through the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered digestive health care and to strive to meet future challenges through research, education and innovation. We seek to achieve these goals in an environment where we uphold these core values:

  • Excellence
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Leadership in investigation and training
  • Responsiveness to our community

State-of-the-Art Treatment

The Division of Gastroenterology offers a full range of medical 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, to diagnose and manage both common conditions and more complex diseases, including:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • 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
  • 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 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, hepatology, obesity medicine, GI motility, and interventional endoscopy.

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