Our physicians are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal or digestive system disorders that affect the:
Identifying and treating disorders that disrupt digestion
Our physicians treat disorders including:
Advanced diagnostic procedures
We are 1 of only 2 facilities in the Kansas City area to offer endoscopic ultrasound. This outpatient diagnostic procedure provides detailed images of the GI tract and surrounding organs, allowing doctors to make an accurate diagnosis.
We also use the EndoFlip® advanced imaging system to capture specialized measurements of the pressure and function of the esophagus. EndoFlip works in the lower esophageal sphincter to assess how well it is opening and closing. Following upper endoscopy, while the patient is still sedated, doctors introduce a tiny catheter and balloon to capture the measurements. This precise data helps distinguish between similar diseases that have different treatment approaches. We can determine a precise diagnosis and plan the most effective care.
Industry-leading treatment techniques
We are the only facility in the Midwest to offer the innovative peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, a minimally invasive and endoscopic option to treat achalasia.
We also use radio frequency ablation to remove precancerous cells from the esophagus. The approach uses a heated probe to target and destroy abnormal tissue before cancer can develop. Treatment is personalized by patient, but may involve repeated visits every 4-6 weeks until the cells are eliminated.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Our gastroenterology and GI surgery program ranks No. 42 among the nation's top 50 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2018-19. Rankings are based on measurable achievements in quality, patient safety, nursing excellence and other best patient care indicators. This is our eighth consecutive year to achieve the honor.
Prepare for your appointment
If you have questions on preparing for your procedure, call endoscopy scheduling at 913-588-3945, option 3.
To reach gastroenterology, call 913-588-6019.