Digestive Diseases

Diseases and disorders of the digestive system range from prevalent disorders like heartburn to rare diseases such as biliary cancer. Some can cause mild but annoying discomfort, disrupting quality of life, while others can be life-threatening. At NewYork-Presbyterian, our digestive care teams are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of every type of digestive disorder. People come to us from across the country and around the world for the high-quality, comprehensive care we provide. We offer procedures, services, and facilities that can be challenging to find elsewhere, treatments based on the latest medical advances, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies. All of the care you need is available in one medical center from a team of world-renowned experts.

Every Specialist You Need

Our teams of digestive care experts include gastroenterologists, surgeons, interventional endoscopists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, registered dietitians, social workers, and others with the compassion and skills to care for people with all types of digestive disorders. As a major academic medical center, we can also link you with any other doctors you need for other health issues. This coordinated care is a hallmark of NewYork-Presbyterian.

Comprehensive Care for All Digestive Disorders

No matter what your digestive symptoms are or your diagnosis, we can tailor a customized plan of care that meets your needs. We provide the full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art treatment for:

Advanced Diagnostic Testing

The most effective care begins with an accurate diagnosis. Because digestive symptoms (such as nausea, stomach pain, and indigestion) may be associated with different diseases, it’s important to evaluate them carefully to determine their cause. NewYork-Presbyterian offers every type of diagnostic testing available to assess digestive problems, including advanced interventional endoscopy techniques that allow our doctors to see inside the digestive tract and perform treatment procedures at the same time. No matter what test you need, we can provide it.

A Commitment to Minimally Invasive Surgery

Robotic and other minimally invasive surgeries are associated with smaller incisions, less pain after the operation, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to your normal activities. If you need surgery, we use these techniques whenever appropriate. If you require a more extensive operation, our surgeons have the experience to perform those as well and do them more frequently than surgeons at lower volume hospitals. Such experience and high volumes translate to better outcomes for our patients.

Attention to All Aspects of Cancer Care

If you have a digestive cancer, your treatment may entail a combination of therapies and a lengthy treatment journey. We understand the burden that cancer places on you and your family, and we offer services, resources, and support every step of the way. From comfortable infusion centers for chemotherapy and immunotherapy to state-of-the art radiation treatment centers and psychosocial and nutritional support, your comfort, quality of life, and peace of mind are important to us.

Advancing Care through Clinical Trials

One aspect of our care that sets us apart from many other hospitals is the large portfolio of clinical trials we offer. These studies are essential for making progress against cancer and other digestive diseases. As a patient at NewYork-Presbyterian, you may have the opportunity to receive an innovative therapy. Your care team will let you know if you are eligible to participate in a clinical trial.

Contact

Digestive and Liver Diseases
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

212-305-1909

Center for Advanced Digestive Care
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

877-902-2232