Nationally acclaimed for innovative options and superior outcomes

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in digestive health care. We diagnose and treat diseases that affect the digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver and biliary tract.

We have a well-rounded team of experienced clinicians and surgeons who are experts in the treatment of digestive diseases. As central Ohio's only academic medical center, Ohio State stands at the forefront of innovative research and medicine, bringing our patients advanced options for their healthcare needs.

Why choose Ohio State for digestive care

  • In 2014, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center received the "2014 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/stomach surgeries, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeds, treatment for pancreatitis, and small intestine surgeries. Patients who have these treatments or surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of dying or experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
  • Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is the highest rated hospital in central Ohio in the "America's Best Hospitals" list by U.S.News & World Report. Among the list are our digestive diseases experts who regularly rank as "High Performers."
  • Ohio State's Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is nationally recognized for its innovative treatment options for digestive disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease, gall bladder disease, and solid organ diseases and disorders.
  • In collaboration with the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center offers comprehensive treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, pancreas, esophagus and stomach.
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and OSU Hospital East has been recognized by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for demonstrating a commitment to delivering quality and safety in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s criteria on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency. ASGE is the profession’s leader in setting standards of excellence in endoscopy through its safety guidelines and the training of its members to ensure patients receive the best and safest care possible.

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Biliary Disorders

Variety of conditions affecting bile ducts or gallbladder

Gallstones Gallstones


Hard particles that develop in gallbladder

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Inflammation of pancreas that can be acute or chronic

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Fecal Incontinence

People suffering from fecal incontinence may be unable to hold a bowel movement before reaching a toilet and/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.

Hepatobiliary Disease

The hepatobiliary system involves the liver as well as the gallbladder, bile ducts and/or 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.

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.

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