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General Gastroenterology


Physicians of general gastroenterology have broad interests in gastrointestinal diseases and expertise to evaluate and manage challenging diagnostic cases.

Patients may be referred to general gastroenterology with gastrointestinal symptoms that are not initially clearly related to a particular GI subspecialty. Patients may be referred to related subspecialty or other medical specialties for continued care after evaluation.



General gastroenterology manages:

Some of these nonspecific symptoms include the following:

  • Subacute or chronic diarrhea
  • Weight loss of unknown cause
  • Subacute or chronic abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
Treatment Options and Services

Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterologists use the latest endoscopic advances to perform tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures each year. These include colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and state-of-the-art procedures such as capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Other innovative treatments options and procedures include:

  • Cryoablation for Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Pancreatic Function Test
  • Extracorporeal and intraductal Lithotripsy
  • Endoscopy Therapy for IBD

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Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
 

Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD

Birgisson, Sigurbjorn, MD
216.444.0780

Location(s): Abu Dhabi

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Specialties: Achalasia, Barrett's Esophagus, Caustic Ingestion, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Varices, Esophagitis more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Iceland School of Medicine

 
Fernando Castro, MD
 

Fernando Castro, MD

Castro, Fernando, MD
877.463.2010

Location(s): Florida, Weston

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Florida

Specialties: Abdominal Pain, Achalasia, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Anemia, Ascites, Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis, Barrett's Esophagus more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

 
Claudio Fiocchi, MD
 

Claudio Fiocchi, MD

Fiocchi, Claudio, MD
216.445.0895

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Pathobiology

Specialties: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Mucosal Immunity, Clinical Gastroenterology

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Santa Casa de Medical School

 
Donald Kirby, MD
 

Donald Kirby, MD

Kirby, Donald, MD
216.444.6536

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Specialties: Anemia, Bowel Incontinence, Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue), Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Collagenous Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, Constipation more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: George Washington University School of Medicine

 
Luis Lara, MD
 

Luis Lara, MD

Lara, Luis, MD
877.463.2010

Location(s): Florida, Weston

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Florida

Specialties: Abdominal Pain, Achalasia, Anemia, Ascites, Barrett's Esophagus, Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Diseases more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: The Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey

 
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Nutrition Services and Lifestyle Changes Regarding Digestive Disorders

Our Center for Human Nutrition is part of our Digestive Disease Institute. Nutrition plays a large role in treating the symptoms of having a digestive related disorder. Our Center is one of the only centers in the nation offering comprehensive services, including specialized teams for nutrition therapy, intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition support.

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