More than 70 million Americans are affected by digestive disorders. For some people, digestive disorders cause discomfort, embarrassment, and a loss of work time. For others, these disorders can be extremely serious, ruining their quality of life. They can even be life-threatening.
UPMC Digestive Health Care provides "one-stop" access to highly skilled specialists in diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, and pancreas, as well as problems of nutrition and obesity.
UPMC's digestive experts work as a team, putting together the skills of different specialists to craft an individualized course of treatment that can restore a patient's quality of life and even save lives. They also are active researchers, developing new and better ways to diagnose, treat, and understand digestive disorders.
Our doctors participate in regional and national studies to try and find new treatment options for digestive disorders. These studies are called clinical trials. Our clinical trials are constantly changing.
For more information, or to search for a trial or study, please visit the Pitt+Me Registry website.
More academic resources can be found at the University of Pittsburgh's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition website.
The Pitt+Me Registry is a program of the University of Pittsburgh's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) that engages researchers, patients, and volunteers from the greater Pittsburgh community in an effort to advance science and improve health for future generations.
We encourage you to join the more than 100,000 participants in the Pitt+Me Registry who have signed up to receive our newsletter and hear more about research opportunities that may be of interest.
Learn more about research studies and clinical trials that are related to the digestive system.
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