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Digestive Diseases Center of Excellence

Esophageal Diseases

  • Evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders including achalasia
  • Evaluation and treatment of non cardiac chest pain including extraesophageal manifestations of GERD e.g. chronic cough, hoarseness and asthma
  • Evaluation and management of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Evaluation of esophageal motility disorders with expertise in esophageal manometry
  • Utilizing state of the art diagnostic technology in evaluation of esophageal disorders, i.e. ESO capsule endoscopy to evaluate for Barrett’s esophagus, Bravo PH monitoring to evaluate GERD

Stomach Disorders

  • Evaluation and management of peptic ulcer disease and non ulcer dyspepsia
  • Evaluation and treatment of Helicobacter pylori utilizing endoscopy and breath testing
  • Evaluation and treatment of nausea and vomiting including gastric emptying disorders (gastroparesis) with utilization of Smart Pill technology.
  • Extensive experience with diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy (see endoscopy)
  • Extensive experience in the endoscopic management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Small Bowel Disorders


  • Excellent and efficient colon cancer screening programs
  • Evaluation and management of hereditary aspects of colon cancer
  • Management of rectal bleeding
  • Evaluation and management of constipation including access to anorectal manometry; specific radiologic testing and biofeedback techniques
  • Evaluation and management of diarrheal diseases
  • Management of diverticular disease
  • Extensive experience with diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy including removal of large polyps

Pancreas and Biliary Disease

  • Evaluation and management of pancreatic diseases including acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Evaluation and management of gallstones and bile duct diseases
  • Extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP (endoscopic retrograde pancreaticocholangiography) including bile duct stone removal, treatment of biliary ductal leakage, bile duct obstruction, placement of biliary stents and palliative care of pancreatic and biliary malignancies

Liver Disease

  • Evaluation and management of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • Evaluation of abnormal liver function tests
  • Practice works very closely with the Departments of Liver Transplantation at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.
  • Complete management of the cirrhotic patient including evaluation and treatment of esophageal varices, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy and cancer of the liver
  • Evaluate and management of all liver disorders including non alcoholic fatty liver disease, hemochromatosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, alpha-1-antitrypsin definicency and Wilson’s disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Functional Bowel Disease

  • Functional heartburn and chest pain
  • Functional abdominal pain such as bloating and gas
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Functional constipation
  • Access to appropriate psychological and behavioral therapists

Functional Abdominal Pain

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Lactose intolerance


  • Esophageal manometry-evaluation of esophageal disorders
  • Anorectal manometry-evaluation of anorectal disorders


  • Evaluation and management of esophageal cancer including endoscopy, placement of esophageal stents and close working relationship with oncologists, radiation therapists and thoracic surgeons
  • Evaluation and management of pancreatic cancer including ERCP, and palliative treatments including stents
  • Evaluation and management of colorectal cancer
  • Close working relationship with cancer specialists giving our patients access to protocols for cancer treatments with local and nationally renowned cancer programs
  • Access to endoscopic ultrasound service


  • Extensive experience in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, small bowel) with removal of premalignant lesions, dilatation of strictures of the esophagus and pylorus, esophageal stents, management of upper GI bleeding including esophageal varices
  • Extensive experience in colonoscopy including advanced polypectomy techniques, screening for colon cancer, and placement of colonic stents
  • Extensive experience in ERCP
  • Evaluation of hemorrhoidal bleeding
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy

Hospital Care

  • Extensive experience in management of acute GI diseases and emergencies
  • 24 hour availability for in-patient hospital care at Suburban Hospital and Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Other Services

  • Management of pregnancy related gastrointestinal and liver diseases
  • Access to outstanding radiology services including state of the art CT scanning, MRI, ultrasound and Barium studies
  • Close working relationship with excellent pathology services at Suburban Hospital and Norton Brownsboro Hospital
  • Convenient in office laboratory for all necessary blood work
  • Close working relationships with multiple general surgery practices with expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Specific management and care for the female patient with gastrointestinal diseases
  • Extensive management of nutritional support services, with experience in enteral and parenteral (TPN) feeding and vast experience in the placement of PEG tubes

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