At Mount Sinai Medical Center, our physicians make patient care their first priority, providing comprehensive, compassionate care for people with disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, pancreas, biliary tract and liver. Our doctors, including gastroenterologists and a hepatologist, along with their highly skilled staff are dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for every patient. Mount Sinai’s gastroenterologists perform the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures available, with the goal of minimizing the patient’s need for further surgery and maintaining the integrity of the GI tract. They are the experts in treating complex GI disorders, and they attract patients from across the United States and around the world.
One of Florida’s statutory teaching hospitals, Mount Sinai is affiliated with the University of Miami’s GI fellowship training program. As a result of this affiliation, Mount Sinai’s physicians are involved in the latest research to develop innovative techniques for providing the most advanced care and treatment options available.
Our Endoscopy Center is one of the largest and most up-to-date facilities in South Florida. Plans are underway to add a fluoroscopy unit to the center, so that patients will receive all of their radiological GI procedures in one location. Highlights include:
- Diagnosis and management of complex hepatic disorders, including chronic Hepatitis B and C
- Evaluation and comprehensive management of inflammatory bowel disorders (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
- Expertise in treating pancreatic diseases
- Management of nutritional and obesity related disorders
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of polyps and tumors from the esophagus, stomach, intestine and colon
- Endoscopic stenting for relief of obstructions of the gastrointestinal and biliary systems
- Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and swallowing disorders including endoscopic radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus (Barrx) and 48-hour pH monitoring (Bravo Capsule)
- Wireless capsule endoscopy for evaluating obscure GI bleeding, suspected Crohn’s and celiac disease or small bowel tumors. Patients swallow a small capsule equipped with a tiny camera for transmitting images of the small intestine.
- Balloon enteroscopy to visualize, biopsy and remove or treat bleeding lesions, thereby avoiding surgery
- Pneumatic balloon dilation for achalasia (difficulty moving food from the mouth to the stomach)