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University Health Community Care Linwood
3130 Mersington Avenue, KCMO 64128

University Health Community Care Grain Valley
1439 South Minter Way, Grain Valley MO64029

University Health Community Care Fairmount
606 South Hardy Ave. Independence MO 64050

University Health Community Care Raytown
9406 East 63rd St., Raytown, MO 64133

University Health on the Go (located in Independence HyVee stores)
4545 Noland Road, Independence, MO 64055
1525 East 23rd St. , Independence, MO 64055

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Welcome to the gastroenterology (GI) department at University Health. We are committed to helping you resolve any problems you are having with your digestive system.

Our top-notch team includes board-certified gastroenterologists and a board-certified hepatologist, who specializes in the treatment of hepatitis C, liver diseases and diseases of the pancreas.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, our gastroenterologists provide a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services. Because they are also on the faculty of University of Missouri - Kansas City, our GI doctors keep up with the most recent research in the field. You can rest assured knowing that your doctor is teaching the next generation of GI specialists.

Services and procedures

Services and procedures we offer include:

  • Endoscopic ultrasound, a minimally invasive test that provides images of the digestive tract and surrounding organs.
  • Capsule endoscopy, in which you swallow a small, wireless camera to take pictures as it travels through the digestive system.
  • Colonoscopy, the gold standard in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
  • Anorectal manometry, a test to measure how well your rectum and anal sphincter are working.
  • Esophageal manometry, which measures the function of muscles in the esophagus.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy, a test that lets your doctor look inside your lower colon and rectum.
  • Hydrogen breath testing, a noninvasive test that looks for several GI problems.
  • Liver biopsy, in which samples of your liver are taken to look for cancer and other diseases.
  • Paracentesis, a procedure that samples fluid in your abdomen for testing.
  • 24-hour pH testing, which evaluates acid reflux.

A focus on hepatitis C

Our hepatologist works closely with pharmacists, GI nurse practitioners and the rest of the GI team to diagnose and treat hepatitis C. This multidisciplinary approach is one reason our team's success rate is exceptionally high.

Learn more about our gastroenterology services

A doctor's referral is required for all GI services.

For more information or to make an appointment at University Health Digestive Disease Center Lakewood, please call 816.404.7679.

For more information or to make an appointment at University Health Gastroenterology Clinic, please call 816.404.3995.