Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Care Teams and Locations
Interventional endoscopy (advanced therapeutic endoscopy)
Our interventional endoscopy group offers a full spectrum of advanced endoscopic procedures, from standard procedures such as ERCP to innovative “outside-the-box" procedures. The members of this group represent the highest level of training and expertise in therapeutic endoscopy available.
Pancreas, Biliary, Esophageal and Interventional Endoscopy Clinic
The Pancreas-Biliary-Esophageal and Interventional Endoscopy Clinic at Hershey Medical Center comprises a team of highly trained physicians who are respected both locally and nationally for their capabilities, expertise, research, and innovation and who provide both general care and highly specialized tertiary diagnosis and treatment. This group includes:
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Members of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology work closely with surgeons in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery to provide comprehensive care for patients with these conditions. For more information, visit the IBD Center.
At Penn State Celiac Center, you receive coordinated care provided by a comprehensive team. Together, this group will work closely with you through diagnosis, dietary changes, genetic concerns, cancer risks and disease management of celiac disease.
Liver diseases and transplant hepatology
Medical care is provided for patients with known liver diseases and for the diagnosis of possible liver diseases when abnormal liver tests are found. In addition to medical management of the liver disease, patients are evaluated for the need for liver transplantation. If liver transplantation is felt to be needed, appropriate education and evaluation will be provided. Physicians are involved in a number of clinical treatment studies to evaluate new anti-viral treatment options for chronic viral hepatitis. For more information, visit the Penn State Liver Center.
Motility and pelvic floor disorders
Motility disorders include conditions where there is an impairment of the normal coordinated movements of the intestine that are important to the appropriate movement of food contents from the mouth and through the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon.
Complementary and alternative medicine – acupuncture
Appointments and contact numbers
- Hospital-to-hospital transfers: Call MD network at 800-233-4082
- Hospital operator: 717-531-8521
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic appointments: 717-531-4950
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center: 717-531-3998
- Interventional (therapeutic) endoscopy: Fax a completed interventional endoscopy request form and summary records for disposition to 717-531-4598 or call the interventional endoscopy nurse navigator at 717-531-1470.
- UPC II Endoscopy Center: 717-531-8364
- Hershey Endoscopy Center: 717-531-1318
- General endoscopy: Fax a completed general endoscopy request form (PDF) to 717-531-0263 or call the PSHMC UPC II Endoscopy Center at 717-531-8364.
- General questions or contact for referring clinicians: Gastroenterology and Hepatology academic office at 717-531-5052