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Our program specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases affecting the digestive system. It is the largest gastrointestinal practice in Kentucky based on the number of gastroenterologists and surgeons.

We provide the most advanced treatments available to patients at three locations: UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Lexington and UK Good Samaritan Hospital. Specialized clinics for inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C, heartburn and therapeutic endoscopy are available.

The faculty members have major clinical and basic research interests in inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy, nutritional evaluation and support, and liver disease.


American College of Gastroenterology Newsletter 

Digestive Health SmartBrief is a free, advertising-supported newsletter produced by SmartBrief for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and its member physicians to offer their patients.


Tips on living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Get information on diet and some lifestyle modifications that can help you manage Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


pill camCapsule Endoscopy 

Capsule endoscopy helps UK doctors diagnose digestive problems
Traditional upper endoscopy and colonoscopy are unable to reach the small intestine, but using capsule endoscopy, a pill-sized video capsule with a lens and light source, UK doctors examine the lining of the middle part of the gastrointestinal tract.

This examination may detect polyps, Crohn's disease, ulcers and tumors. With the largest team of gastroenterologists in Kentucky, UK HealthCare offers a comprehensive approach to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions. 



An important test, now more convenient
Men and women should have a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50. Schedule your colonoscopy today by calling 859-257-1000 or 1-800-333-8874.  

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