GI (Gastroenterology)

GI (Gastroenterology)

Diagnostic and management services are provided by University of Mississippi Medical Center digestive disease specialists for individuals with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders. Our board-certified gastroenterologists, nursing and support staff provide comprehensive preventive and diagnostic care and management, including a clinical care center for comprehensive hepatitis evaluation and treatment.

University of Mississippi Medical Center is the only facility in the area for gastric neurotransmitter placement, a gastric “pacemaker” for patients with gastroparesis. The disorder can affect people with diabetes.

Gastroparesis occurs when nerve damage keeps the stomach from emptying normally, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. If you have gastroparesis, managing your diabetes can help keep you as healthy and comfortable as possible. And when you need more help controlling your symptoms, other types of treatment for gastroparesis are available.

As part of the UMMC nutritional support team, GI specialists work with pharmacists, nutritionists and other staff to care for the nutritional needs of our hospitalized patients.


Gastroenterologists at UMMC offer treatment for a variety of problems, including, but not limited to:

  • Digestive disorders

    • Celiac disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • Diverticular disease
    • Gastritis
    • Reflux (heartburn)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Biliary disorders

    • Gallstones
  • Liver disorders

    • Chronic liver disease
    • Congenital defects
    • Hepatitis 
  • Pancreas disorders

    • Pancreatitis
  • GI cancers


  • Endoscopic examination of the esophagus, stomach or lower intestines and biliary tree
  • Endoscopic gastrointestinal diagnostic tests and treatment
  • Biopsy
  • Esophageal variceal treatment
  • Ulcer injection
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Polyp removal
  • Evaluation for gastric stimulator placement or other type of gastroparesis
  • Gastrointestinal motility and monometry studies
  • Screenings for patients age 50 and over, or who have indications for gastrointestinal cancer

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or call 888-815-2005

Physician-to-Physician Phone Line
866-862-3627 (866-UMC-DOCS)


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