Department of Medicine

Clinical Care

Faculty physicians in the Departmet of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at IU School of Medicine provide expertise in endoscopic procedures and clinical care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver illnesses. Clinicians in this division consistently perform more endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedures than any other GI program in the United States. The faculty physicians are pioneers in the field and have developed many of the techniques utilized for these procedures.

Patient Care Facilities

Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty physicians are the exclusive GI and hepatology care providers at IU Health University Hospital, Eskenazi Health and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. The division also has ambulatory and procedural practices at Spring Mill, IU Health North hospital and IU Health Saxony Hospital. In continuing the tradition started nearly 30 years ago, the division has a robust outreach clinical program where faculty clinicians have established practices in the towns surrounding Indianapolis. Outreach programs are active in Tipton, Batesville, Martinsville, Greenfield and Lebanon.

Advanced Technology

The only center in Indiana to pioneer cutting-edge technologies such as the use of mini scopes to investigate diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree, lithotripsy of pancreatic stones. natural orifice transgastric endoluminal surgery (NOTES), POEM, ESD, and anti-reflux procedures.

Clinical Services

The division’s liver transplant and small bowel transplant program is one of the largest in the United States and has excellent patient outcomes.

Colorectal cancer screening program, spearheaded by Doug Rex, MD, is one of the most experienced and innovative programs available.

Hepatitis C program is the most experienced and innovative in the Midwest.

GI motility program, led by John Wo, MD is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in the Midwest. The GI motility laboratory performs a variety of procedures that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of GI Motility disorders. Our clinics are led by physicians who specialize in the field and are engaged in the comprehensive care of patients with gastroparesis, eosinophilic esophagitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.

This is the only group in Indiana with dedicated expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and celiac disease.

Advanced luminal endoscopic procedures for treatment of precancerous and early-stage cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including endoscopic mucosal resection, photodynamic therapy, radiofrequency ablation, argon plasma coagulation, luminal stenting, polypectomy of small and large polyps.

The only center in Indiana, and one of the top nationally, for performing double balloon enteroscopy.

This is the only GI group in Indiana to have three full-time GI psychologists on faculty.