The Digestive Disorders Center provides a full range of diagnostic tests including nutritional tests, breath tests, special motility measures, and tests of acid secretion. Some diagnostic procedures are used to obtain biopsies while others can simultaneously diagnose and treat certain problems, reducing the need for and frequency of more invasive surgery.
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center for an office visit or GI procedure, call toll-free 866-4GASTRO (866-442-7876) or 412-647-8666 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. The UPMC Digestive Disorders Center and GI Lab are located on the third floor of UPMC Presbyterian, Unit 3D, 200 Lothrop St., in the Oakland Section of Pittsburgh.
To schedule an appointment with the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases for an office visit or related liver procedure, call toll-free at 866-4GASTRO (866-442-7876) or 412-647-1170 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. The UPMC Center for Liver Diseases is located in the Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 900, 3471 Fifth Ave., in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.
For information about any UPMC service or for help with a referral, call 800-533-UPMC (8762).
Preparing for Your Appointment
If you need special instructions to prepare for your appointment or procedure, you will receive this information from a nurse or from the scheduling secretary who sets up your appointment.
If you have any questions about preparing for your clinic appointment or procedure, please call the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center toll-free at 866-4GASTRO (866-442-7876) or 412-647-8666 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Patients who receive sedation or certain procedures at UPMC Presbyterian are required to have a responsible adult bring them to the appointment, stay with them throughout the day, and take them home when the procedure is complete.
Receiving Test Results and Prescriptions
If you have questions about test results or prescription information, please call the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center toll-free at 866-4GASTRO (866-442-7876) or 412-647-8666 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
For additional information about test results or prescriptions, talk with your doctor or nurse.
Medical & Surgical Services
UPMC gastroenterology clinicians are experts in the newest medical and surgical therapies for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), peptic ulcers, and gastrointestinal diseases. Our center is a world leader in the study of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), pancreas and biliary diseases, nutritional concerns, functional bowel diseases (irritable bowel syndrome and motility disorders), the liver, and other related gastrointestinal issues.
The UPMC Digestive Disorders Center also offers the services of an enterostomal nurse for colostomy and ileostomy patients.
Digestive Disorders Center clinicians are experienced with the newest medical and surgical therapies for digestive disorders, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment for peptic ulcer or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Enterostomal nursing for patients with ileostomies and colostomies
- Screening and treatment for celiac disease
- Endoscopic laser therapy
- Radiofrequency ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus
- Photodynamic therapy
- Dilation and stent placement
- Variceal banding and sclerotherapy
- Endoscopic turmor removal or bypass
- Laproscopic pancreas surgery
- Minimally invasive esophagectomy