At Boston Medical Center, our Gastroenterology services include diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of digestive disorders, from peptic ulcers and reflux to Crohn’s disease and cancer. In addition, we care for patients with motility disturbances, neuroendocrine tumors, and hepatobiliary disorders such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, pancreatic disease, and biliary obstruction. As our patient in the Dempsey Center for Digestive Disorders (CDD), you’ll receive a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to care that not only includes medical and surgical doctors, but also experts in nutrition, nursing, psychiatry, radiology, urology, and more.
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Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Program (HHT)
Conditions We Treat
- Abdominal Pain and Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Anorectal Diseases
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders
- Esophageal Disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- High-Grade Dysplasia
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Liver Disease
- Motility Disorders
- Zenker's Diverticulum
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Treatments & Services
An exam where your doctor looks at your large intestine (colon) and rectum using a long, flexible tube with a camera on it. This allows your doctor to find any changes or issues in your colon or rectum, and remove abnormal tissue if necessary.
An exam where your doctor looks inside your rectum and lower colon using a narrow tube with a light and camera, called a sigmoidoscope. It helps your doctor find the cause of symptoms like changes in bowel activity, abdominal pain, and anal bleeding. It can also be used to screen for colon and rectal cancer.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Specialists
Gastroenterology Patient Resources
The support sites and professional organizations below can help you connect with and learn from others who share similar experiences and from professional organizations.
However, please note that medical concerns should always be addressed by your healthcare professional.
Crohn's and Colitis Support Group
Gastroenterology Patient Resources Tests and Procedure Preparation Info
IPAA Tips and Resources
If you’ve had ileoanal anastomosis (IPAA or J-pouch) surgery, there’s a lot to learn. See tips from our experts, read first-hand accounts of the procedure, and learn where to find support here.
Find out more about colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and other gastroenterology-related topics straight from professional medical organizations.
IBD Support Sites
You don’t have to go through IBD alone. Learn from and connect with other people with IBD on these sites.
Gastroenterology Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about gastroenterological conditions, treatments, and screenings are common. Here are some of the questions we hear most often.
Gastroenterology Patient Support Services
Your care team includes more than your gastroenterologist. From radiology to mental health support to nutrition services, teams across the hospital are available to help make sure you get the best care possible.
According to The American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. People may fear a screening…
The Gastroenterology Department at BMC has a long history of clinical research discovery, including the development of the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale, and multidisciplinary research programs, including in the BMC Nonalcoholic Fatty Livery Disease Research Center and Crohn’s and Colitis Research Center. Research is an integral part of our academic program, and we provide trainees with the opportunity for advanced training in this area.
Learn more about gastroenterology research at BMC.
Residency and Fellowship Information
The Department of Gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center offers residency training programs, graduate training programs, and fellowships aimed at helping you become a future GI leader, For more information, click here.
Tune in for a day in the life of Dr. Brisas Marie Flores Truncali, one of our star gastroenterology fellows!
She walks us through her morning routine with her dog and highlights some of her wonderful colleagues. She also answers questions on all things gastroenterology and fellowship.
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