Please note, patient visitors will be limited to no more than one for the patient’s entire hospital stay or visit. Children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed as visitors. For more information on our ongoing response to COVID-19 in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Central Florida, visit our coronavirus website.Click to learn more
As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Our physicians are faculty members at UF, expertly trained and Board certified to provide adult patients with the full spectrum of specialty medicine.
UF Health Shands Hospital is recognized as high performing in colorectal surgery and ranked national among the best hospitals for gastroenterology & GI Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
UF Health provides comprehensive medical care for the entire family. Board-certified physicians offer a full range of medical services for patients of all age groups. Our physicians can provide you with routine medical checkups, as well as the treatment of a wide variety of health problems.
Gastroenterologists and hepatologists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive tract and liver diseases.
The University of Florida College of Medicine’s Gastroenterology Division is nationally and internationally renowned for patient care, clinical investigations, and research. It is consistently recognized in the top three percent of gastroenterology programs nationwide by US News and World Report for treating patients with liver disease, liver transplants, and all gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases.
The UF Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition offers extensive inpatient and outpatient services, including a unique gastrointestinal diagnostic laboratory for specialized testing. This laboratory enables physicians to measure gastrointestinal hormones and acid output in the stomach, test pancreatic functions, and conduct breath tests for a variety of diseases. UF Health also houses a 20-bed inpatient digestive and liver disease service.
UF Health and community physicians provide comprehensive care for a number of conditions:
- Pancreatic function tests (secretin test, serum trypsin)
- Esophageal, gastric, small bowel and rectal motility studies
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, diagnostic and therapeutic
- Biliary manometry
- Liver biopsy
- Endoscopic ultrasonography
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Motility disturbances
- Nutritional disorders
- Endoscopy and colonoscopy
- Endoscopic removal of bile duct stones
- Biliary and pancreatic duct stent placement
- Esophageal stent placement
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Gastroenterology - Medical Specialties – Medical Plaza, please contact 352-273-9400, Referral Fax: 352-627-4179.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.