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    Digestive Diseases & Nutrition

    Chief: Terrence Barrett, MD 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases affecting the digestive system and provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services. Our laboratory performs studies such as esophageal pH monitoring, breath hydrogen testing and esophageal motility. Faculty pursue major clinical and research activities in inflammatory bowel disease, ulcer disease, therapeutic endoscopy, nutritional evaluation and support and liver disease. Specialized clinics are available for inflammatory bowel disease, heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, liver disease/transplant, women’s gastrointestinal issues, home nutrition and therapeutic endoscopy.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-0079    Fax: 859-257-3394

  • Specialties

    • Abdominal pain syndromes
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Celiac disease
    • Colitis
    • Colitis-induced dysplasia
    • Colorectal neoplasms and colon cancer screening
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
    • Diarrhea
    • Endoscopic feeding tube placement (PEG, PEJ)
    • Esophageal disorders
    • Gastric mucosal injury including ulcers
    • Gastroduodenal diseases
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Genetic hemochromatosis
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hepatobiliary disease
    • Inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Jaundice
    • Liver diseases
    • Malabsorption
    • Nutrition evaluation and support
    • Pancreatic diseases
    • Porphyrin iron overload
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Clinic locations 

  • Kentucky Clinic
    Second Floor, Wing C
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

    Call 859-323-0079
    Fax 859-257-9501

    Surgical Specialties Clinic

    UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
    Suite 200
    125 E. Maxwell St.
    Lexington KY 40508-2678

    Call 859-323-0079
    Fax 859-257-9287

    Harrison Memorial Hospital
    1210 KY Highway 36 E.
    Cynthiana KY 41031

    Call 866-940-4938

    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center
    Medical Arts Building
    140 Newcomb Ave.
    Mt. Vernon KY 40456-1310

    Call 866-940-4938

  • Mailing address

    Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
    UK Chandler Hospital
    800 Rose St., MN649
    Lexington KY 40536