University of South Alabama

Clinical Services

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USA Gastroenterology is an academic division of the Department of Medicine whose mission is teaching, research, and patient care. The division is responsible for teaching gastrointestinal, nutritional, and hepatology physiology and pathophysiology to medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as to attending physicians for continuing education. Supervised consultation concerning digestive disorders is available throughout the Academic Health Center at USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, and their private practice located within University Commons, across from the University of South Alabama's main campus. Some services and fellow educational rotations are available at the Providence Hospital.

The Digestive Health Center offers basic and advanced endscopic services, gastrointestinal physiology, diagnostic testing and modern equipment for tests such as:

  • Solid state and high-resolution manometry for esophageal and anorectal motility
  • Impedence for esophageal disease
  • 24 hour ambulatory pH
  • Wireless pH monitoring
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic biliary procedures
  • Diagnostic breath testing for lactose and Helicobacter pylori

The facility at USA Medical Center is a 5000 sq. ft. complex devoted to advanced endoscopy including:

  • Basic and advanced endoscopy
  • Deep small bowel endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Therapeutic biliary procedures
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Ablative therapy for Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

All facilities support faculty and fellow clinical investigation.

Faculty research interests include:

  • Endoscopy and endoscopic sedation
  • Diagnostic physiology testing
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Lactose maldigestion
  • Liver Disease
  • Constipation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Ablative therapy for Barrett's esophagus



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