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Digestive Disorders Center Patient Information

The Digestive Disorders Center provides a full range of diagnostic tests including:

  • Nutritional tests
  • Breath tests
  • Special motility measures
  • 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

UPMC Digestive Disorders Center

Schedule an appointment for an office visit or GI procedure.

Phone Number and Hours
866-4GASTRO (866-442-7876) or
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

The UPMC Digestive Disorders Center and GI Lab
Third floor of UPMC Presbyterian, Unit 3D,
200 Lothrop St.,
Oakland, Pittsburgh

UPMC Center for Liver Diseases

Schedule an appointment for an office visit or related liver procedure.

Phone Number and Hours
866-4GASTRO (866-442-7876) or
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

UPMC Montefiore - Main location
Frank Sarris Outpatient Clinic, Seventh Floor
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For information about any UPMC service or for help with a referral, call 800-533-UPMC (8762).

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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.

People who receive sedation or certain procedures at UPMC Presbyterian are required to have a responsible adult with them to do the following:

  • Bring them to the appointment
  • Stay with them throughout the day
  • Take them home when the procedure is complete

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Receiving Test Results and Prescriptions

If you have questions about test results or prescription information, please call the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center.

For additional information about test results or prescriptions, talk with your doctor or nurse.

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Diagnostic Tests

  • Diagnostic imaging system (camera in a pill)
  • Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Spiral CT scanning
  • GI radiology (upper GI, enteroclysis, barium enema)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with biopsy capability
  • Anal ultrasound
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Dilations and stent placements
  • Endoscopic laser therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Genetic testing
  • Pancreatic function test
  • Oral cholecystogram
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage
  • T-tube cholangiogram
  • GI motility testing (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, anorectal, sphincter of Oddi)
  • Esophageal 24-hour pH monitoring
  • Variceal banding and sclerotherapy
  • Endoscopic tumor removal or bypass
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Biofeedback

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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

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