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The UCSF Division of Gastroenterology offers an array of services for the evaluation and management of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreaticobiliary diseases. We take a systematic and integrative approach to patient care, which has gained the division national and international recognition. Each of our hospitals has a full complement of clinical GI services; areas of special emphasis at each site are indicated below.

Parnassus/Mount Zion

The UCSF Medical Center’s Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division provides outstanding care for patients with every kind of gastrointestinal or liver disorder. Our clinicians are world renowned experts in the treatment of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We provide superb general gastroenterology care, but also provide care to patients with complex or unusual problems. We see many patients from our local community, but we also care for those travelling to us from around the country and the world. Gastroenterology at UCSF Medical Center comprises several distinct ambulatory practices and inpatient services. Endoscopic procedures are performed in one of our two state of the art endoscopy units.

San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)

The San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) delivers high quality, efficient, evidenced-based, and cost-effective health care to patients with a variety of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We offer a full complement of endoscopic services including advanced procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Areas of focus include inflammatory bowel disease, viral hepatitis, cholestatic liver disease, GI manifestations of HIV infection, GI trauma and GI malignancies such as colon cancer. SFGH is a model for integrated healthcare and a national leader in chronic diseases using GI and liver specialists together with primary care providers.

San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC)

The San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) provides GI specialty care in gastroenterology and hepatology to veterans throughout northern California. This site is a center of excellence in advanced endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic liver disease. To meet the needs of this underserved, geographically diverse population, providers have implemented a successful tele-medicine program. GI faculty at the SFVAMC study novel endoscopic methods for evaluating diseases of the luminal GI tract and pancreas, chronic viral hepatitis, and help develop national practice guidelines and patient/provider information to optimize the management of veterans with HCV infection.