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 and provides 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. Learn more about the digestive health program »
Most digestive diseases are very complex, with subtle symptoms, and the causes of many remain unknown. They may be inherited or develop from multiple factors such as stress, fatigue, diet, or smoking. Abusing alcohol imposes the greatest risk for digestive diseases.
Reaching a diagnosis requires a thorough and accurate medical history and physical examination. Some patients may need to undergo more extensive diagnostic evaluations, including lab tests, endoscopic procedures, and imaging techniques. Physicians who specialize in the treatment of digestive problems are called gastroenterologists.
Acid reflux »
Barrett's esophagus »
Celiac disease »
Crohn's disease »
Esophageal stricture »
Hepatitis C »
Hiatal hernia »
Inflammatory bowel disease »
Irritable bowel syndrome »
Peptic ulcer disease »
Ulcerative colitis »
Kentucky ClinicSecond Floor, Wing C, Room D211740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Call 859-323-0079Fax 859-257-9501
AmenitiesDining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs
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UK Good Samaritan Medical Office BuildingSecond Floor, Suite 200125 E. Maxwell St.Lexington KY 40508-2678
Call 859-323-3231Fax 859-257-9287
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Harrison Memorial Hospital1210 KY Highway 36 E.Cynthiana KY 41031
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Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care CenterMedical Arts Building140 Newcomb Ave.Mt. Vernon KY 40456-1310
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