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UPMC Digestive Disorders Center: Caring for You During COVID-19

Digestive disorders affect more than 70 million Americans, and in the most serious cases, these conditions can be life-threatening.

At UPMC's Digestive Disorders Center, we strive to provide world-class care for a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. We are committed to providing the best care for all our patients, no matter their condition.

That commitment remains our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are continuing to provide the expert GI care you expect from us. We also are taking every possible step to keep our patients and staff safe from the coronavirus.

If you need us, we are here for you.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority at the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center

At the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center, we diagnose and treat dozens of medical disorders. We provide care related to nutrition and obesity, as well as diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.

It is safe to make an appointment for a procedure, office visit, or treatment. We are following all recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • We screen patients and staff for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms.
  • We have expanded our testing capacity for the coronavirus. Find out more about our testing procedures.
  • We require all adults and children over 2 years old to wear facemasks at all times inside all UPMC facilities.
  • We use hospital-grade disinfectants to extensively clean all of our facilities. We are especially focused on sanitizing high-touch areas like countertops and doorknobs.
  • Our health care workers can provide expert care for any of your medical needs. We have enough supplies of masks, gowns, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them — and you — safe.
  • To protect our patients and staff, and to limit the potential for the spread of infectious disease, we currently are restricting visitors and volunteers at UPMC facilities. See our updated policy.

To find out more about what we're doing to provide care and keep you safe from COVID-19, visit upmc.com/COVID19.

What to Expect During Your In-Person Visit to the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center

Your safety is our top priority when you visit. We have updated our facility policies to provide necessary protection to patients and staff, rolling out extensive precautions.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

Before your appointment, talk to your doctor about what to expect on your visit, including:

  • When to arrive at the Digestive Disorders Center.
  • What to do when you get there.
  • What you should bring.

You must wear a facemask to enter our facilities and continue to wear it throughout the building. We also ask that you follow COVID-19 preventive measures, such as regular handwashing and proper social distancing.

More than ever, we're working to protect you. You can count on us.

More UPMC Resources

  • Schedule your appointment: To schedule an appointment, call the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center at 1-866-442-7876 (1-866-4GASTRO). You also can email DigestiveDisorders@upmc.edu or fill out our online form.
  • UPMC Video Visits: To learn more about MyUPMC Video Visits, or to schedule one with your doctor or specialist, visit UPMC.com/VideoVisits.
  • Visitor restrictions: We are currently restricting visitors at our locations to protect patients and staff. Find out more about our policy.