Digestive Diseases

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Digestive Diseases

Teams of experts treating complex digestive diseases.

Teams of experts treating complex digestive diseases.

It’s here! Check out RUSH Digestive Diseases' new endoscopy suite in the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building, featuring eight new procedure rooms equipped with state-of-the-art endoscopy equipment. Learn more about and see our space through the eyes of our staff here. 

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Your Destination for Complex Care

RUSH specialists treat and manage the full spectrum of digestive conditions based on extensive patient care experience and cutting-edge research.

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National leaders, convenient access

Our experts work with complex cases every day. RUSH digestive disease experts are ranked among the best in the nation. To bring this exceptional care to you, we have offices throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as virtual care, to ensure you’re seen quickly.

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Shorter recoveries

Physicians in our Digestive Diseases program treat many conditions without surgery. If you do need surgery, our providers use small cuts whenever possible to reduce pain and improve recovery time. Our surgeons also use a proven enhanced recovery after surgery protocol that can improve your healing time. 

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Teams of specialists

Many digestive diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and colitis, require long-term care to prevent flare-ups. We bring together a diverse team of specialists to build a custom treatment plan. Many of our doctors are also researchers looking for new treatments through clinical trials. We are prepared to treat the most complex cases and the most severe disease.  

Our Areas of Care

Colon and Rectal Surgery Services

Surgery for colon cancer, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids and other colorectal conditions.

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Crohn's Disease and Colitis Care

Help for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Endobariatric Services

We offer minimally invasive options for bariatric procedures. 

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Esophageal Care

We offer the latest and best treatments for heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, difficulty swallowing and motility problems. 

GI Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Health

Part of our holistic approach to digestive care. 

Gastrointestinal Cancer Services

Comprehensive care for stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer and anal cancer.

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Gastroenterology Services

Get care for your digestive symptoms.

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Hepatology Services

Advanced treatments for liver disease, including liver transplant.

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Interventional Gastroenterology

Advanced, minimally invasive procedures for wide range of gastrointestinal conditions.

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Comprehensive treatment for pancreas disease. 

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Pelvic and Abdominal Health Care

We bring together our team of experts to treat digestive diseases that affect your pelvic health, including hernias, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and more.

Achieving Excellence

Interventional Endoscopy Procedures Performed


Center for Interventional and Therapeutic Endoscopy (CITE)

At the RUSH Center for Interventional and Therapeutic Endoscopy, or CITE, we specialize in the care of patients who need an endoscopy. An endoscopy can be used to perform a wide range of procedures, all while avoiding major surgery. Our fellowship-trained interventional endoscopists are prepared to treat complex cases.

We are dedicated to seeing you quickly once you contact us. We have three renovated suites (with new equipment) dedicated to CITE and our patients. If you need another specialist, our team will work closely with you and your care team to make sure you get the care you need.

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RUSH Excellence in Digestive Diseases

We guide you through your entire continuum of care — from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship.

Many gastrointestinal cancers require treatment from a range of medical specialties. The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Clinic for Gastrointestinal Cancers at RUSH University Medical Center brings together experts from across different disciplines to make a customized care plan. Tailored to your specific needs, your care plan is created by a team of doctors in different specialties. 

GI Cancer Care
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For many GI conditions, an endoscopy is how your doctor will often diagnose and sometimes treat your disease. An endoscopy uses a flexible tube with a camera attached to look inside your digestive tract. The person performing your endoscopy may also be able to remove tissues in real time, preventing the need for surgery.

From the time you’re referred to us, we work closely with your other doctors to make sure your care is coordinated and seamless. 

Interventional Gastroenterology Care
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Anyone with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) knows how disruptive a flare-up can be. At RUSH, our experts take a team-based approach to care. You may work with a dietitian, a psychologist and even a specialized IBD pharmacist. These experts can work with you to achieve remission. 

Crohn's Disease and Colitis Care
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