Patient Care

Appointments and referrals

Patients
To schedule an appointment, please call 314-747-2066 or 1-800-858-3541.

Doctors
To refer a patient directly for a procedure, please call 314-747-2075.
To transfer a hospitalized patient to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, please call the Doctors Access Line at 1-800-252-DOCS (3627).

For over 40 years, the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine has been involved in the treatment, research, and training of diseases of the digestive tract.

Over twenty board-certified specialists offer a comprehensive range of gastrointestinal (GI) subspecialties, including:

  • Treatment for diseases of the upper GI tract, like the esophagus, stomach and small intestines (duodenum)
  • Treatment for diseases of the lower GI tract like the large intestine, colon and rectum
  • Treatment of the Hepatobiliary system, such as the liver, gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreas.

Most endoscopy procedures are performed at the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital or Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Critically ill inpatients are treated on the south campus of Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Conditions treated

  • Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Unexplained abdominal pain
  • Diverticulitis
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Chronic liver failure
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Biliary tract disorders
  • Tumors of the liver
  • Gallstones and pacreatitis
  • Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E)
  • Obesity

Procedures performed

Specialized digestive care services

Hepatology Services (Liver)

  • Diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases
  • Evaluation of treatment options for viral hepatitis
  • Evaluation for suitability for liver transplants

Gastrointestinal Cancer Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of esophageal, gastric, intestinal, colorectal, liver and pancreatic cancers, advanced endoscopic approaches, including ERCP and EUS

Motility and Swallowing Disorders

  • Diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders

Chronic Heartburn

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Nutrition Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases that lead to digestive complications

Surgical Services

  • Our specialists work closely with gastrointestinal, transplant and colorectal surgeons from Washington University School of Medicine to offer a full range of treatment.
  • The division has one of the region’s largest referral practices for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).
  • The division also offers interventional and biliary endoscopy.

Our subspecialty is constantly changing and our physicians are at the forefront of this change. The innovative research conducted by our physicians has paved the way for more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. As a result, we are able to offer our patients the most up-to-date information and the very latest treatment options, including the use of monitored anesthesia for outpatient procedures.