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Advanced Endoscopy Clinical Care

Faculty physicians in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology who specialize in advanced endoscopy are renowned nationally as leading authorities in the field and are engaged in the comprehensive care of patients with pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal disease. These world-class physicians are experts in all advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), third space or submucosal endoscopy, and other innovative procedures. This accomplished team is at the forefront of endoscopic research in these disciplines.

This accomplished team is at the forefront of endoscopic research and offers expertise in ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and multiple other innovative endoscopic treatments. Research in this field advances the treatment and care for patients who suffer from many digestive diseases and conditions. Patients can count on these attentive physicians for not only their depth of knowledge but their compassionate approach to care.

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Advanced Endoscopy Treatments

Patient care covers pancreatic conditions like pseudocysts, pancreas divisum, pancreatitis, and Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Additionally, it includes managing biliary disorders such as sclerosing cholangitis, strictures, and the role of ERCP in these conditions. When x-rays show papillary or duct blockages, gastroenterologists may perform immediate treatments like balloon dilation, sphincterotomy, stenting, or drainage tube placement.

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To schedule an appointment with an IU School of Medicine faculty gastroenterologist, contact Indiana University Health at (317) 944-0980 or through the Find a Doctor portal.

Physicians can use the referral form for ERCP consult and procedure referrals.

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Focus Areas

ERCP

Since 1974, Indiana University School of Medicine has led in ERCP, serving as North America's top referral center with almost 3,000 annual procedures. Their acclaimed team oversees patients with pancreatobiliary issues daily. IU Health University Hospital, located in downtown Indianapolis, delivers extensive inpatient and outpatient pancreatobiliary care to patients and referring physicians nationwide.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

In 1987, IU School of Medicine established the Endoscopic Ultrasound Service, ranking third in the US to offer this clinical service. National and international GI endoscopy leaders have trained here and spread this service globally.

IU School of Medicine's Endoscopic Ultrasound team comprises experienced experts, providing high-volume outpatient and inpatient services for diverse diagnostic and therapeutic needs. It's an integral part of managing complex medical conditions through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Innovative and Third Space Endoscopy

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IU School of Medicine's Innovative Endoscopy team pioneers minimally invasive treatments once exclusive to surgery. Faculty perform groundbreaking procedures like POEM for achalasia, ESD for early GI cancers, STER for luminal tumors, G-POEM for gastroparesis, and Zenker Diverticulotomy—Indiana's inaugural procedures. Patients are referred throughout the Midwest to our leading experts for innovative treatment of these rare disorders.

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

IU Health University Hospital has been nationally recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center for the care of patients with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Clinical care facilities recognized by this foundation undergo a rigorous audit to ensure a focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic disease. These centers align their resources to meet every aspect of a patient’s care needs to ensure not only the best possible outcomes but to enhance quality of life. IU Health University Hospital is the only hospital in Indiana to receive this prestigious designation.

Learn more about the NPF Centers of Excellence