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Bayfront Digestive Disease

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As a part of UPMC Hamot’s Center for Digestive Health, Bayfront Digestive Disease focuses their practice on the management of digestive disorders in adults. Drs. Hower, Levy, and Ng also treat digestive disorders in pediatric patients who are 12 years or older. Board-certified in gastroenterology, our physicians perform specialized procedures, including colonoscopies and upper endoscopies, that can help diagnose underlying conditions.

Our Services

  • Bravo™ reflux testing
  • EGD/EGD with dilation
  • ERCP stenting
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • FibroScan® examinations to measure liver stiffness
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Foreign body removal
  • Infusion therapy suite
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placements and removals
  • Radiofrequency ablation therapy (HALO® (treatment for Barrett’s esophagus))
  • Radiofrequency (Stretta® therapy (treatment for GERD))
  • Screening colonoscopy
  • 24-hour pH probe
  • Video capsule endoscopy

Chronic Liver Disease Management

Matthew Klinge, MD, a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist, offers pre- and postoperative care for liver transplant patients. He also provides management and treatment for chronic liver diseases including:

  • Fatty liver disease
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Autoimmune liver disorders
  • Viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, and C)