NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a Center of Excellence for the treatment of digestive diseases. The Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center offer a comprehensive and coordinated approach to digestive disease care, and the programs, services, and centers here provide access to the latest developments in the field.
The physicians and surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are highly skilled in the management of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and nutritional disorders, and have extensive experiences in the use of groundbreaking therapies, such as endoscopic procedures, minimal access surgery, interventional radiology, and radiation oncology.
The Center of Excellence in Digestive Diseases provides key prevention and treatment programs for esophageal disorders, as well as specialized expertise in a range of gastric disorders, including abdominal malignancies, peptic ulcer disease, acid hypersecretory conditions, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and gastrointestinal bleeding. The Hospital also has established a Center for Obesity Management and Surgery to help patients reach and maintain ideal body weight.
Disorders of the colon and rectum are another major focus of specialization at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The coordinated efforts of gastroenterologists and surgeons provide a wide range of diagnosis and treatment options for the whole spectrum of colorectal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome, colon and rectal cancers, and inflammatory bowel disease. A center for basic research on the bowel and the enteric nervous system at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is providing important information for clinicians. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell features a Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, as well as a data and tissue bank that facilitates advances in both basic and clinical research.
NewYork-Presbyterian's liver specialists and subspecialists provide multidisciplinary medical and/or surgical care, as well as a wealth of experience, to patients with liver disease and its complications. For example, patients with viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis C, benefit greatly from the care and innovations offered at both of the Hospital's campuses. Other experts address primary biliary cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and liver tumors.
Additional significant programs in the Center of Excellence in Digestive Diseases include an anorectal disorders program that employs the latest in diagnostic imaging, multidisciplinary pancreatic and biliary disorders programs, a nutritional disorders program that features the Celiac Disease Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, and prevention programs at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.