Experts at the UPMC Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center specialize in understanding functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and mind-body connections that play an important role in GI illness.
Functional disorders account for the majority of people who experience:
Even though test results often come back normal, the affected individuals often experience a significant impact on their quality of life and emotional well-being.
Considering our current understanding about causes and consequences of such disorders, we focus on a holistic treatment approach that places GI conditions in the context of important coexisting illnesses, such as:
In all of these areas, we not only try to identify the root cause of a person's illness, but also find the most suitable treatment options.
Our doctors provide this kind of holistic treatment by using a cross-disciplinary approach, coordinating your care with other GI specialists.
Our experts are leading research into the connection between the mind and the body. Read more at Scientific American.