The Gastroenterology practice at Boston Medical Center offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of gastroenterological disorders as well as for diseases of the liver and pancreas. Our leadership in the field, which began in the 1940s under the direction of world-renowned Gastroenterologist Franz J. Ingelfinger, continues today in clinical care, teaching and research. We work closely with BMC’s Center for Digestive Disorders which combines the expertise of gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, oncologists, and other clinical experts to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment for a wide range of digestive disorders.
Our world-renowned physicians are at the forefront of testing emerging new technologies and pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of digestive disorders, and have made important contributions to the work of the National Institutes of Health and the United States Food and Drug Administration in this area. Drawing on both clinical experience and research, our physician-researchers publish frequently in prestigious scientific and medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and Gastroenterology, and play a leading role in several national organizations, such as the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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At BMC, we offer unparalleled diagnostic and treatment services for patients with general gastrointestinal problems such as peptic ulcers, abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, various malignancies and rectal bleeding, as well as for patients with hepatobiliary disorders such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, pancreatic disease and biliary obstruction.
We have an active colorectal cancer-screening program for average and high-risk individuals, taking a multi-disciplinary approach to endoscopy. We also offer specialized services in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal disorders in patients with AIDS, motility disturbances and neuroendocrine tumors including gastrinoma.
BMC: a multidisciplinary approach
to the evaluation and treatment of digestive disorders
State-of-the-art diagnostic services include: upper endoscopy colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, biliary procedures, and endoscopic ultrasonography, capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy. The section of gastroenterology also provides services in the area of esophageal and anorectal manometry, esophageal pH testing, various breath tests and acid secretory studies.