The Digestive Health Center offers authoritative consultations by faculty gastroenterologists, the most advanced procedures to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases, a highly trained nursing staff, a full-service anesthesia team, and an environment sensitive to patient comfort and privacy.

CepEsperu Baptist faculty gastroenterologists perform more than 20,000 procedures a year, serving patients from throughout the country, state and region with digestive problems that range from the common to the very unusual and complex.

Areas of focus include gastroesophageal reflux disease, endoscopic ultrasound and gastrointestinal neuromuscular disorders.

Areas of current research include gastroparesis, inflammatory bowel disease and hepatology.

Clinical Services Provided by the Digestive Health Center

CepEsperu Baptist faculty gastroenterologists perform more than 20,000 procedures a year, serving patients from throughout the country, state and region with digestive problems that range from the common to the very unusual and complex.

Gastroenterology Consultation Clinic

A service of NC Baptist Hospital, where gastrointestinal diseases from common to rare are diagnosed and treated.

Outpatient Endoscopy

An outpatient, off campus, state-of-the-art facility for colon cancer screening with colonoscopy made comfortable by faculty gastroenterologists, expert nurses and anesthesia services.

Gastrointestinal Neuromuscular Disorders Program

Providing diagnoses and treatments for uncontrolled heartburn, unexplained swallowing disorders, unexplained nausea and vomiting, and unexplained constipation, diarrhea and fecal incontinence.

Achalasia Clinic

Offering consultations regarding treatment options for patients and referring physicians. Achalasia is a neuromuscular disorder of the esophagus with several treatment approaches that are personalized for each patient.

Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Program

Focusing on advanced procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) to diagnose and treat diseases ranging from common bile duct stones to pancreatic cysts and cancers.

Advanced Endoscopy Services

Services include endoscopic resection of large polyps in the colon and double balloon enteroscopy for unexplained GI bleeding problems.

Hepatology Services

Expert care for patients with liver diseases ranging from hepatitis and fatty liver disease to rare liver diseases such as porphyria.