According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 60 to 70 million people in the United States suffer from some form of digestive disease. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the digestive tract. We provide innovative treatment options and superior outcomes.

We have a well-rounded team of experienced clinicians and surgeons who are experts in the treatment of digestive diseases. As central Ohio's only academic medical center, Ohio State stands at the forefront of innovative research and medicine, bringing our patients advanced options for their healthcare needs.

What are digestive diseases? 

Digestive diseases involve issues related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the organs related to digestion—esophagus, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and biliary tract. There are a wide variety of symptoms that could indicate a digestive disease, but some of the most common are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in the stool
  • Severe indigestion (heartburn)
  • Nausea/vomitting
  • Changes in bowel habits

Why choose Ohio State for digestive care

  • Our medical center is the highest rated hospital in central Ohio in the "America's Best Hospitals" list by U.S.News & World Report. Among the list are our digestive diseases experts who regularly rank as "High Performers."
  • Our Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is nationally recognized for its innovative treatment options for digestive disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease, gall bladder disease, and solid organ diseases and disorders.
  • In collaboration with the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, we offer comprehensive treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, pancreas, esophagus and stomach.
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and East Hospital have been recognized by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for demonstrating a commitment to delivering quality and safety in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s criteria on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency. ASGE is the profession’s leader in setting standards of excellence in endoscopy through its safety guidelines and the training of its members to ensure patients receive the best and safest care possible.

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