Through our clinical programs, Duke GI provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for digestive and liver disorders, from common to complex.
Our faculty members are the leaders in diagnosing and treating the complete range of these conditions. Areas of expertise include programs listed below.
Biliary and Pancreas Disorders
Officially known as the Hepatopancreato-Biliary (HPB) Diseases Service, this program offers consultation by regionally and nationally recognized experts, and includes a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with Duke surgery, radiology, and oncology services.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are particular areas of expertise within the HPB service, with physicians performing approximately 2,000 procedures each year.
Disorders of the Esophagus
At the the Duke GI Manometry Laboratory, we conduct esophageal manometry and ambulatory pH monitoring including capsule pH (Bravo®) studies for patients with swallowing disorders and gastroesophageal reflux.
We are involved with new endoscopic techniques for the treatment of both esophageal reflux, as well as the pre-malignant condition of Barrett's esophagus.
Our faculty is recognized for expertise in the management of esophageal cancer. Services include esophageal stent placement and photodynamic therapy (PDT).
We work closely with our surgical colleagues at Duke who are recognized leaders in the surgical treatment of esophageal diseases using the latest laparoscopic techniques. Read about clinical care for disorders of the Esophagus on dukemedicine.org.
Disorders of the Stomach, Small Intestine, and Colon
Duke GI has a particular interest in colon cancer screening and prevention. The multidisciplinary approach combines endoscopy, general surgery, oncology, and endosurgery to offer comprehensive medical care.
Our general gastroenterology clinic cares for patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, ranging from acid-peptic diseases to functional GI disorders.
Physicians: Joanne Wilson, MD, Martin Poleski, MD, Stanley Branch, MD, Justin Crocker, MD, John Geneczko, MD, Nancy McGreal, MD, Jorge Obando, MD, Jane Onken, MD, MHS, Melissa Teitelman, MD, MS, Melissa Garrett, MD, Rahul Shimpi, MD, Dan Wild, MD, Andrew Wolf, MD, Rick Wood, MD, Karen Chachu, MD, PhD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic (IBD Clinic) offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
We offer clinic consultation and management, treatment in our infusion center, and endoscopic evaluation and surveillance by experienced faculty recognized for their expertise in this field.
We also offer access to clinical research studies of new treatments.
The IBD Clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach for patients with complicated inflammatory bowel disease, working closely with colleagues from Duke colorectal surgery, radiology, and pathology services.
The Duke Liver Clinic provides care for a variety of liver conditions, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.
Duke Liver Transplant Program
We offer care for the complications of cirrhosis, including liver transplantation. The Duke Liver Transplant Program has been in existence since 1984. Our physicians and nurses provide outstanding clinical care and offer patients access to the latest research developments through clinical trials of new therapies.
Please visit the Duke Liver Transplant Program Web site for more information.
Duke is home to one of the largest endoscopy services in the United States, offering patients a range of endoscopic services from the newest technology and procedures to efficient and patient-friendly colorectal cancer screening at our new ambulatory endoscopy center at Brier Creek.
More than 12,000 procedures are performed each year, including diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, and wireless capsule endoscopy. View a list of providers.