The Penn State Health Approach to Digestive Health

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State Health offers the latest approaches to diagnose and treat digestive health conditions. For patients and providers struggling with these disorders, we are here to help you.

As part of the only tertiary care, academic medical center in central Pennsylvania, we provide the latest treatments, supported by advanced translational and clinical research and medical innovation. We have high level expertise managing a wide range of digestive disorders, including cancers of the gastrointestinal system, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), liver disease, motility disorders, pancreatic disorders and more.

We use the most effective, least invasive and safest approaches to help you feel better as quickly as possible. We also work closely with pediatric gastroenterologists, surgeons, body imaging specialists, nutritionists, psychiatrists and a variety of other expert specialists to deliver thoughtful, well-coordinated and effective care. Links to several of our collaborating providers are provided below.

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Support Groups

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group

The Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group provides information, support and resources for patients and families with the goal of building a group that allows the...

The Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group provides information, support and resources for patients and families with the goal of building a group that allows the Carlino Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center patients and their family members to develop connections with and receive support from other patients and care providers. Our scheduled speakers provide practical and up-to-date information on various aspects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The meetings are free and take place quarterly from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Rachael Wentzel, IBD support group facilitator at gotgutshhmc12@gmail.com.

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Related Services and Treatments

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Anal cancer
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Celiac disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Reflux disease
  • Scleroderma stomach cancer
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Submucosal tumors
  • Swallowing disorders