Recognized for excellence in gastrointestinal care


Ohio State’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is dedicated to developing better treatments through research to benefit patients. Patients with liver disease have access to the latest therapies and active clinical trials. The division works collaboratively with all specialties to provide multidisciplinary care. As an academic medical institution, we are always committed to patient care, medical education and translational research.

In 2014, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center received the "Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award" from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. The award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal and stomach surgeries, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeds, treatment for pancreatitis and small intestine surgeries.

Conditions and Treatments

Gastrointestinal Conditions

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Fecal Incontinence

People suffering from fecal incontinence may be unable to hold a bowel movement before reaching a toilet or may pass stool into their underwear. Although fecal incontinence is quite common, it can be upsetting and embarrassing. However, you should discuss any fetal incontinence issues with your doctor as it is often caused by a medical problem and is treatable.

Neuroendocrine Disorders

Since the neuroendocrine system involves both nervous stimulation and endocrine secretion, its dysfunction is the underlying cause of many gastrointestinal disorders. Neuroendocrine malfunctions may range from an excess of peptides found in gut tumors to deficiencies resulting in achalasia and Hirschsprung's disease (congenital blockage of the large intestine). Other neuroendocrine-related conditions may be the underlying cause of irritable bowel syndrome, pseudo obstructions, chronic constipation, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and others.

Liver Conditions

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Hepatobiliary Disease

The hepatobiliary system involves the liver as well as the gallbladder, bile ducts and bile. Causes of hepatobiliary disease may include viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, metabolic disorders and cardiac failure resulting in hepatitis, cirrhosis, bile duct stones, liver tumors, cholangioarcinoma, hepaticadenoma and other conditions.

Pancreas Conditions

IBD

Procedures

Our Doctors

Contact

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Amy Pelzer
Division Administrator
Amy.Pelzer@osumc.edu
614-293-6202

Division’s office:
288B Office Tower 
395 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Schedule an appointment: 614-293-6255