Gastroenterology

Our gastroenterologists at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health are recognized internationally for treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Patients come from all over the world for treatment at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.

Our providers use novel endoscopic techniques and therapies for diagnosing and treating difficult GI disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, acute pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease. These advances, along with our participation in national clinical trials, give our patients a broad range of treatment options.

  • Anal dysplasia
    Virginia Mason Medical Center is one of the few clinics in the country that provides screening and treatment for patients with anal dysplasia. Learn more.

  • Biliary tract disorders
    Virginia Mason Franciscan Health gastroenterologists have achieved national and international acclaim for treatment of disorders affecting the biliary tract. Learn more.

  • Colon and intestinal disorders
    Disorders of the colon and intestines are quite common and include colitis and chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, constipation, diarrhea, colon and rectal polyps and colon cancer. Learn more.

  • Endoscopic procedures
    Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is recognized nationally and internationally for endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal, hepatic and pancreaticobiliary disorders. Learn more.

  • Esophageal disorders
    Virginia Mason Medical Center is an internationally recognized center for the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disorders, including achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal cancer, hiatal hernias, paraesophageal hernias and swallowing and motility disorders. Learn more.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    Several promising therapies are offering hope to patients with chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the most common forms of IBD. Learn more.

  • Liver disorders
    Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's hepatologists and gastroenterologists are dedicated to progressive and innovative management of liver disorders, including hepatitis B and C, liver cancer, hemochromatosis, primary biliary cirrhosis and sclerosing cholangitis. Learn more.

  • Pancreatic disorders
    Virginia Mason Franciscan Health gastroenterologists have achieved national and international acclaim for treatment of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Learn more.

  • Screening and prevention (colonoscopy)
    If you are over 50 or have a family history of colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor about getting a colon screening. Learn more.

Gastroenterology and hepatology recent recognition

Healthgrades®, based on the annual Hospital Quality in America report, has announced top honors for the care of digestive disease at Virginia Mason Medical  Center:

  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Top Five Percent in the Nation for Overall GI Services
  • Top Five Percent in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

Virginia Mason Medical Center is the ONLY hospital in Washington to be named by Healthgrades as:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care

In addition to these awards, Virginia Mason Medical Center received five-star ratings for: gastrointestinal medical treatment; gastrointestinal procedures and surgeries; treatment of gastrointestinal bleed; treatment of bowel obstruction; and treatment of pancreatitis.