Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gastroenterology and Hepatology are integral parts of the Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason. Our gastroenterologists and hepatologists are recognized internationally for treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Patients come from all over the world for treatment at Virginia Mason.
Healthgrades®, based in the annual Hospital Quality in America report, has announced the following top honors at Virginia Mason in gastroenterology care:
- Ranked No. 1 in the state and in the top 5 percent in the nation for gastrointestinal services and gastrointestinal medical treatment
- Treatment of bowel obstruction for the 11th year in a row (2006-2016)
- Treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) bleed for the seventh year in a row (2010-2016)
- America's 100 Best Specialty Excellence Award for Overall Gastrointestinal Care
Virginia Mason's Liver Center of Excellence is excited to be the first in the Pacific Northwest to offer the non-invasive FibroScan technology to evaluate disease stage in patients diagnosed with liver conditions.
Gastrointestinal (GI) and Hepatology Services and Programs
At Virginia Mason, our providers use novel endoscopic techniques and therapies for diagnosing and treating difficult GI disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, acute pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. These advances, along with our participation in national clinical trials, give our patients a broad range of treatment options.
Colon and Intestinal Disorders
Disorders of the colon and intestines are quite common and include colitis and chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, constipation, diarrhea, colon and rectal polyps and colon cancer. Learn more.
- Endoscopic Procedures
Virginia Mason is recognized nationally and internationally for endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal, hepatic and pancreaticobiliary disorders. Learn more.
- Esophageal Disorders
Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized center for the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disorders, including achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and swallowing and motility disorders. Learn more.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Several promising therapies are offering hope to patients with chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn more.
- Liver Disorders
Virginia Mason's hepatologists and gastroenterologists are dedicated to progressive and innovative management of liver disorders, including hepatitis B and C, liver cancer, hemochromatosis, primary biliary cirrhosis and sclerosing cholangitis. Learn more.
- Pancreatic Disorders
Virginia Mason gastroenterologists have achieved national and international acclaim for treatment of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Learn more.