Areas of Specialization

At the University of Chicago Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics, our interventional endoscopists are sparing many patients from unnecessary, major surgical procedures by diagnosing and treating conditions using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. Our team is recognized worldwide for outstanding care. We offer centers of excellence for the following conditions:

Pancreatic cancer
Our team of pancreatic cancer specialists works together to provide a thorough, multidisciplinary approach to pancreatic cancer treatment. Patients have access to promising investigational treatments long before they are widely available at other hospitals. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked both our cancer and gastroenterology programs among the best in the United States.

Benign pancreatic diseases, including pancreatitis
Our pancreatic care team offers the full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment options for pancreatitis and other benign pancreatic diseases. Both benign and malignant pancreatic diseases are treated by experts in our Center for Pancreatic Diseases.

Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcioma)
Our multidisciplinary team diagnoses and treats bile duct cancer using the most advanced tools and endoscopic techniques for palliation.

Esophageal cancer
At the University of Chicago Center for Esophageal Diseases, our esophageal cancer team includes specialists from several fields. Together, these experts provide an array of diagnostic and treatment options for patients with any stage of adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus as well as patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-malignant condition that develops in some individuals with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Barrett's esophagus
With comprehensive services and expertise focused on problems related to the esophagus, the Center for Esophageal Diseases offers the most advanced options for diagnosing and treating Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia.