UAB Medicine Digestive Health Center


We offer a full range of evaluation and testing services in a single location, including a state-of-the-art endoscopy center on site. The Digestive Health Center offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, which allow for much faster healing and fewer potential complications than with traditional open surgery. Our experts work closely with a variety of other subspecialties, including nutrition and pain management, to provide a comprehensive care plan for your condition and optimize the patient experience. Patients who meet certain criteria can meet with both the medical and surgical teams in a single visit.

Conditions Treated

  • Upper GI disease, including Barrett’s esophagus
  • Pancreatic and biliary disease, including cancer
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Colorectal disease, including cancer
  • Obesity
  • Gallstones
  • Thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease
  • Hiatal and paraesophageal hernias
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Small bowel disorders
  • Celiac disease (also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy)

Procedures & Services

  • Evaluation for liver transplantation
  • Double-balloon enteroscopy
  • Radiofrequency (RF) ablation
  • Endoscopic submucosal resection
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • Bariatric surgery for obesity, using minimally invasive and robotic techniques
  • Robotic colon and rectal surgery
  • Advanced GI laparoscopy
  • Anti-reflux procedures