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Care and Treatment for Digestive, Liver & Pancreas Conditions

Comprehensive Gastroenterology

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University of Colorado Hospital provides comprehensive GI/Gastroenterology services that give our patients access to the latest treatment options and diagnostic breakthroughs for digestive disorders, including:


Gregory Austin, MD

Gregory Austin, MD, Talks About Gastrointestinal Health

UCH Gastroenterologist Gregory Austin, MD, discusses digestive health and the importance of regular colon cancer screenings on a March 21, 2011 airing of Colorado & Company.

Digestive System Research at University of Colorado Hospital

In our effort to improve the treatments for digestive diseases, University of Colorado Hospital participates in a variety of national research trials.

Digestive System Research: Technology

SpyGlass™ Direct Visualization System

SpyGlass is a new device designed to overcome the imaging limitations of conventional ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography). It was developed by Lead Investigator Yang K. Chen, M.D., one of our team of GI/Gastroenterology doctors.

ERCP is a specialized endoscopic procedure that is performed with fluoroscopy and contrast injection to examine and treat diseases of the bile ducts and pancreas. It is used to:

  • Remove gallstones
  • Open obstructed bile ducts
  • Perform biopsies in suspected tumors