Millions of Americans struggle with diseases of the digestive tract, ranging from the daily discomfort of heartburn to life-threatening illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer.
We are a renowned academic medical center, staffed by specialists with expertise in the complete range of these disorders. Patients from throughout the country seek care from our physicians for treatment and for second opinions.
Diseases of the Digestive Tract
The digestive tract is a twisting tube about 30 feet long. It starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. In between are the esophagus, stomach and bowels (intestines). The liver and pancreas aid digestion by producing bile and pancreatic juices which travel to the intestines. The gallbladder stores bile until the body needs it for digestion.
Learn more about treatment for the following conditions.
Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World ReportFroedtert Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in five adult specialties and seven procedures and conditions, including gastroenterology and GI surgery.
Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists
Our Gastroenterology & Hepatology Program is staffed by a nationally recognized group of physicians and scientists representing multiple specialties. Their unique collaboration provides a multi-faceted approach to patient care, research and education in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of digestive disease.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology Diagnostics & Treatment
The gastroenterologists and hepatologists in the program provide care based on a multidisciplinary approach. This comprehensive team includes surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and other specialists who are readily available — all under one roof. They are joined by physician assistants, nurses, dietitians, and other team members who have the knowledge, experience and skill to manage the entire range of complex diseases of the digestive tract.
Advanced Diagnostics for GI Conditions
We use the most advanced procedures and technology to diagnose the cause of symptoms that occur with digestive tract diseases.
Surgical and Non-Surgical GI Treatment
Disorders of the digestive tract require treatment by specialists with advanced training and experience. These specialists work together to offer each patient the optimal treatment plan.
Research & Clinical Trials
Medical College of Wisconsin physician-scientists have earned national and international recognition for significant research into the causes and treatment of digestive diseases and disorders. Researchers conduct locally based research as well as participate in studies on a national and international basis.
International Patient Program
U.S. News & World Report ranks Froedtert Hospital among the top 50 hospitals in the country in three specialties. We are here to help international patients arrange for their care at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.