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UPMC Passavant Gastrointestinal Services

Gastrointestinal (GI) Center

The UPMC Passavant GI Center was designed to be the best in the region in patient-centered care, patient satisfaction, state-of-the-art services, equipment and technology, and excellence in patient safety and quality outcomes.

The center includes:

UPMC Passavant GI Center
  • 26 private, comfortable rooms, used for both pre-procedure and recovery
  • Eight procedure rooms
  • A dedicated pulmonary/bronchoscopy suite
  • A spacious, comfortable waiting area for family members

Two nursing stations and a computerized patient tracking system help physicians quickly determine the status and location of each patient. The new design even makes cleaning and disinfecting the scopes utilized in the procedures more efficient.

GI Services at the Center

  • BARRX® procedure that destroys pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus with radio frequency ablation.
  • Bravo™ esophageal pH test for evaluation and treatment of acid reflux disease.
  • Breath tests.
  • Colonic stenting.
  • Colonoscopy.
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), including:
    • Endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to treat patients with early-stage esophageal cancer. Select high-risk patients with specific cancers who aren’t candidates for surgery can also benefit from ESD.
    • Peroral endoscopic myotomy to treat patients with achalasia, a rare swallowing disorder, and gastroparesis, a condition that affects your stomach muscles.
  • Endoscopy.
  • Esophageal and colon dilation.
  • Esophageal manometry.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • Ileoscopy.
  • Peg tube placement.
  • Single balloon enteroscopy for direct visual inspection of the small bowel.

BARRX® is a trademark of Medtronic. Bravo™ is a trademark of BreviTest Technologies, LLC.

UPMC Passavant Gastrointestinal Center

For a referral to the UPMC Passavant GI Center, contact your gastroenterologist or your primary care physician. To locate a gastroenterologist, visit the UPMC Find a Provider page.