Gastroenterology

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Education and fall fun

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation presents “Day at the Orchard” on September 23 from 12:30-3 p.m. Visit GI experts, including Florence Aslinia, MD, to learn more about diagnosing, treating and managing Crohn’s disease and colitis in kids and adults. Enjoy a hayride, petting farm, campfire and playground. Visit this site to register for free tickets. Learn more about our IBD services

Innovative approaches to digestive system disorders

Our physicians are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal or digestive system disorders that affect the:
  • Bowels
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Gall bladder
  • Intestines
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Rectum
  • Stomach
  • Related organs and systems
Patients and referring physicians from across the country seek the expertise of our specialists.

Identifying and treating disorders that disrupt digestion

Our physicians treat disorders including:
  • Achalasia (Difficulty swallowing)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • GI cancers
  • Heartburn
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver diseases
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease

Advanced diagnostic procedures

We are one of only two 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.

Industry-Leading Treatment Techniques

We are the only facility in the Midwest to offer the innovative Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) procedure, a minimally invasive and endoscopic option to treat Achalasia.

Prepare for your appointment

Patient Information includes pre-procedure and treatment details.

US News and World Report Gastroenterology and GI Surgery 2018-19

To reach Gastroenterology, call 913-588-6019.

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.