Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides comprehensive clinical services related to diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. The Division specializes in management of patients with GI bleeding, biliary and pancreatic disease, swallowing disorders, severe liver disease, liver transplantation, malabsorption and inflammatory bowel disease. Special expertise in endoscopic procedures makes it a major regional referral center. Management of gastrointestinal bleeding, including endoscopic therapy, and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disease via diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP are examples of the wide range of services provided.
Longitudinal outpatient care is given for individuals with acid peptic disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, reflux esophagitis, esophageal stricture management, recurrent GI bleeds, hepatic diseases, liver transplantation and motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Major research interests include small intestinal function and malabsorption, colon cancer molecular biology and genetics, treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, prevention and treatment of pancreatitis, disordered swallowing, irritable bowel syndrome, other problems of disturbed gastrointestinal motility, viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and long-term management of liver transplant recipients.