USA Digestive Health Center

Appointments: (251) 660-5555

Toll-free: 1-866-USA-DR4U

Fax: (251) 660-5559

University Commons, Suite 6000
75 S. University Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36608

 

Comprehensive Care for Your Digestive Health

At the USA Digestive Health Center, we provide patients with leading-edge treatments for all digestive conditions -- from the most common to the most complicated. Our interdisciplinary specialty team provides a unique level of technical sophistication and experience that are consistent with the top GI centers across the United States.

We are conveniently located at University Commons, across the street from USA's main campus. The USA Digestive Health Center is part of the USA Health System, and is supported by the resources of more than 200 academic physician and surgical specialists, two hospitals, and approximately 25 specialty outpatient care centers. Our pediatric colleagues provide outpatient care to their patients at their offices in midtown Mobile.

Inpatient adult gastroenterology care is typically provided at one of the University's hospitals. Patients are admitted to a specific hospital based on their medical needs, as well as their convenience. Our physicians admit to USA Children's & Women's Hospital and the USA Medical Center. Our physicians are also available for consultations and second opinions. Our pediatric gastroenterologists provide care for children up to the age of 18 and care for their patients at USA Children's and Women's Hospital -- a specialty hospital where a child-friendly environment reduces the anxiety and fear of young patients. Here, the team is supported by pediatric specialists in all the major subspecialties.

 

Appointment Information

Adult patients are seen by referral and by appointment at our new location at University Commons, across the street from USA's main campus. The USA Gastroenterology Division is a consultative practice for adults with digestive health concerns and our doctors will be pleased to arrange an appointment with a primary care physician if you don't already have one. Office hours for making appointments are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call (251) 660-5555 to make an appointment.

 

Our Philosophy of Care

di-palma-small.jpgAt the Digestive Health Center, we recognize the importance of the entire patient experience in the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions.  We work closely with our primary care colleagues and other specialists, including a registered dietician who is available to discuss specific nutritional plans that enhance gastrointestinal health for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, lactose maldigestion, liver disorders, and gastroparesis.

Patients who visit our center enjoy a level of care that is unparalleled. Our caring and compassionate team focuses on improving and maintaining the digestive health of each patient. We provide the best care possible for our patients, by drawing on the strength of these professionals and utilizing state-of-the-art technology available through the center's therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. While all of the gastroenterology specialists in the USA Digestive Health Center are well versed in all aspects of digestive medical disorders, our staff includes recognized experts in the fields of functional gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, diseases of the liver and pancreas, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, and colorectal cancer screening.  Our range of diagnostic and therapeutic capability is unrivaled in the Gulf Coast region and includes advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection, a full gastrointestinal physiology laboratory able to perform pH monitoring, gastrointestinal manometry, and breath testing, in addition to routine gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.  The USA Gastroenterology Division is committed to advancing diagnostic care by utilizing innovative, minimally invasive techniques.  The USA Gastroenterology Division remains the first and the only center in the region to offer innovative, minimally invasive diagnostic modalities such as transient elastography, video capsule endoscopy, and volumetric laser endomicroscopy.

 

The Academic Advantage

Our academic affiliation with the USA School of Medicine provides us the opportunity to provide our patients new, promising experimental therapies through ongoing clinical trials. This academic tie also allows the team at the Digestive Health Center to remain at the forefront of new innovations for the evaluation and treatment of digestive disorders and to collaborate closely with experts in other fields of medicine and surgery within the USA Medical Center healthcare system.

 

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