Digestive Health

Many people will experience some type of health problem related to the digestive system during their lifetime. The clinicians at BJC HealthCare hospitals can help identify these conditions and offer treatment for digestive diseases of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts. Board-certified specialists are on hand to treat a variety of gastrointestinal diseases that impact a person’s liver, pancreas, stomach, colon, gallbladder and small bowel.

If you already suffer from a digestive disease or are experiencing symptoms such as abdominal pain or swelling, excessive gas, change in bowel habit or persistent heartburn, there is help at a number of BJC HealthCare hospitals. Talk to your physician about seeing a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist who can help diagnose or provide the latest in care for your symptoms.

You can find these treatments and patient management for digestive health at BJC HealthCare hospitals:

  • Gastrointestinal specialists who provide comprehensive care for stomach and intestinal disorders or digestive diseases including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal tumors
  • Hepatologists for the treatment of disorders of the liver, biliary tract, gallbladder and pancreas
  • Adult and pediatric liver transplant programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery programs recognized at both adult and pediatric academic hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
  • Gastrointestinal cancer services through Siteman Cancer Center
  • State-of-the art diagnostic equipment to diagnose digestive problems
  • Highly skilled registered nurses, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to assist with GI procedures
  • Endoscopic procedures, laboratory tests and imaging tests
  • Screening colonoscopy to diagnose colon and rectum problems, perform biopsies and remove colon polyps
  • Nutrition services for nutritional deficiencies and supplementation for pediatric and adult patients at our academic medical center hospitals
  • Weight management programs for adults and children
  • Bariatric and gastric bypass surgery alternatives

For more information on digestive health, visit:

Alton Memorial Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Boone Hospital Center

Christian Hospital

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Parkland Health Center

Progress West Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital