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Digestive Health - Gastroenterology

UK HealthCare Digestive Health specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases affecting the digestive system. We have the largest team of gastroenterologists and surgeons in Kentucky, and provide the most advanced treatment available. We offer specialized clinics for inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C, heartburn and therapeutic endoscopy.

Our gastroenterologists 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 » 

  • About digestive disorders

    Most digestive diseases are very complex, with subtle symptoms. The causes of many digestive disorders remain unknown --they may be inherited or they may develop over time from a combination of factors such as stress, fatigue, diet or smoking. The abuse of alcohol creates the greatest risk of all for digestive diseases.

    An accurate diagnosis can often only be made by completing a thorough medical history and physical examination. Some patients may need to undergo more extensive diagnostic evaluations, including lab tests, endoscopic procedures and imaging techniques to discover the source and best treatment for their condition.