Our Gastroenterology and Nutrition team diagnoses and treats the full range of digestive conditions and cancers. Exceptional patient outcomes and quality of care rank us among the top gastroenterology programs in the nation.

Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?

Our team provides the most advanced medical and surgical treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Our center features:

  • National recognition: Our gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery programs are nationally ranked for their expertise and care. Consistently excellent outcomes and vast experience have earned us this reputation. Newsweek has ranked our gastroenterology department No. 1 in Florida three years in a row.
  • Team approach: Gastroenterologists and surgeons work as one team to provide comprehensive care. You receive a personalized treatment plan that covers all your needs, created with input and expertise from multiple specialists. Meet our team.
  • Advanced technology: We are experts in the latest minimally invasive treatments for gastrointestinal disease. Our specialists provide the most effective and advanced endoscopy procedures for esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas and bile duct disease.
  • Convenient care: Digestive diseases can affect your whole life, so we make it easier to access your care. Our specialists see patients in locations across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services

Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services

Board-certified gastroenterologists, advanced practitioners, nutritionists and nurses collaborate to treat all types of gastrointestinal disease. Our services include:

General gastroenterology

We specialize in advanced medical treatment for all types of digestive diseases. Our team has experience caring for the rarest and most complex GI conditions. Learn more about our general gastroenterology care.

Advanced GI endoscopy

We are national leaders in minimally invasive endoscopy procedures for digestive disease. Because of our skill and experience, we perform endoscopies that aren’t widely available. Find out more about advanced GI endoscopy.

Esophageal and swallowing disorders treatment

We were among the first in the region to perform advanced endoscopy techniques for swallowing disorders and esophageal conditions. These procedures provide effective treatment with minimally invasive methods. Discover our esophageal and swallowing disorders treatment.


Our team is experienced in the latest and most effective treatments for all types of liver disease. We diagnose and treat alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver conditions. Learn more about liver and pancreas disease treatment.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment

Patients with IBD receive multidisciplinary care from gastroenterologists, nutritionists and colorectal surgeons. Our team uses the most effective therapies available to achieve remission. Learn more about our care for inflammatory bowel disease.


We are among the few centers in the nation specializing in nutritional deficiencies and short gut syndrome. Nutritional counseling plays a key role in treating digestive diseases. Our registered dietitians provide you with a plan that meets your needs and lifestyle. Read more about our nutrition program.

General Gastroenterology

General Gastroenterology

Our gastroenterologists provide advanced medical treatment for the range of digestive disorders. Patients from across the country come to our center because of our expertise and reputation for exceptional care.

General Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?

Our gastroenterology program provides a comprehensive approach to digestive disease care. Our team can help whether you need nutrition counseling, medication or a complex procedure.

Highlights of our care include:

  • National recognition: At our center, you receive care from respected specialists who are leaders in their field. Our gastroenterology program is nationally ranked for its expertise and care. Meet our gastroenterologists.
  • Colonoscopy excellence: Board-certified gastroenterologists collaborate with expert anesthesiologists to maximize your comfort during a colonoscopy. We use high-definition imaging to catch precancerous polyps sooner and provide the most accurate diagnosis.
  • Leading edge endoscopy: Our gastroenterologists are leaders in minimally invasive endoscopy procedures. We diagnose and treat digestive conditions without traditional surgery, so you have a fast recovery. Learn more about our advanced GI endoscopy care.
  • High-volume center: Our specialists are equipped to provide you with whatever care you need. We do thousands of procedures each year and successfully diagnose and treat complex and rare digestive conditions.

Digestive Conditions We Treat

Our gastroenterologists partner with surgeons, radiologists and nutritionists to manage and treat every type of gastrointestinal (GI) disease. We care for common conditions like acid reflux and stomach ulcers and manage the most complex diseases. With our experience, we identify previously undiagnosed GI diseases and see many patients seeking a second opinion.

Our multidisciplinary team diagnoses and treats:

  • Colon and bowel conditions.
  • Digestive motility disorders.
  • Esophageal and swallowing disorders.
  • Pancreas, liver and gallbladder diseases.
  • Stomach and small intestine conditions.

Colon and bowel conditions

We work closely with our world-leading colorectal surgery program to treat colorectal conditions. Our gastroenterologists specialize in:

Digestive motility disorders

Motility disorders cause problems with the movement of food and liquids through your digestive tract. Our gastroenterologists have expertise in medications and procedures to manage the range of motility disorders, including:

Esophageal and swallowing disorders

Many conditions can affect your esophagus (tube that connects your mouth and stomach) and your ability to swallow. Our esophageal and swallowing disorders team specializes in diagnosing and treating:

Pancreas, liver and gallbladder diseases

Specialists in our comprehensive liver and pancreas disease center provide advanced treatment for pancreas, liver and gallbladder disorders. We provide medical and surgical care for:

Stomach and small intestine conditions

Our gastroenterologists are knowledgeable in the most effective medications and procedures to treat stomach and small intestine diseases, including:

Advanced GI Endoscopy

Advanced GI Endoscopy

Our gastroenterologists are national leaders in endoscopy procedures for all types of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Patients from across Florida and the U.S. come to us for our expertise in these minimally invasive methods.

Advanced GI Endoscopy at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?

Our board-certified, highly experienced gastroenterologists provide the latest and most effective endoscopy procedures. Highlights of our center include:

  • Endoscopy expertise: We were the first in South Florida to perform peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia, peroral pyloromyotomy (POP/G-POEM) for gastroparesis and Z-POEM for Zenker’s diverticulum. Our doctors were also the first in the region to remove GI precancers and tumors with endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Meet our team.
  • Nationally ranked: Our gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery programs are nationally ranked for their expertise and care. Our team earns this distinction because we perform a high volume of endoscopies with excellent outcomes. Newsweek has ranked our gastroenterology department No. 1 in Florida two years in a row.
  • Extensive experience: We perform more than 20,000 endoscopy procedures each year. You have access to specialized endoscopy procedures that aren’t widely available elsewhere.

Advanced Endoscopy Procedures We Perform

Minimally invasive endoscopy can prevent major surgery for many digestive diseases. Our gastroenterologists have specialized training in these procedures, providing maximum safety and the clearest results. Procedures offered at our center include:

  • Balloon enteroscopy.
  • Cholangioscopy.
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR).
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

Balloon enteroscopy

Our specialists provide double balloon enteroscopy. These procedures allow us to diagnose bleeding, polyps (non-cancerous growths) or tumors in the small intestine. When needed, we combine balloon enteroscopy with a biopsy (tissue sample) so you don’t need a separate procedure.


Our specialists guide a fiberoptic or digital endoscope down your throat and into your bile ducts during cholangioscopy. Our gastroenterologists use cholangioscopy to diagnose:

We also use cholangioscopy to treat conditions without incisions or traditional surgery. We use this technology to:

  • Biopsy growths or benign tumors.
  • Break up and remove biliary stones or gallstones.
  • Place a stent in the gallbladder to treat cholecystitis.

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

This minimally invasive procedure can remove cancerous growths from the digestive tract without removing the entire organ. Our specialists use EMR to remove esophageal and gastric cancers.

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

Similar to EMR, endoscopic submucosal dissection removes tumors in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum without the use of external incisions. The recovery is easier and faster than traditional surgery.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

We use a combination of cholangioscopy and X-rays during ERCP to detect diseases that aren’t visible with cholangioscopy alone. Using these images, we diagnose conditions that affect your bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas.

Our specialists also use ERCP with Cholangioscopy technology, which uses a tiny, highly detailed camera. The combination of ERCP with Cholangioscopy allows our team to view the smallest pancreatic ducts that aren’t visible with other methods.

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic ultrasound uses sound waves to take pictures inside the digestive tract. EUS provides much more detail than an ultrasound on the outside of your body.

Our gastroenterologists use EUS to view the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, bile ducts and colon. With our experience, we diagnose and treat many cancerous and non-cancerous conditions without open surgery. We use EUS to:

  • Determine if digestive cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.
  • Evaluate the stage of colorectal, esophageal, pancreatic and stomach cancers.
  • Identify pancreatic cysts or chronic pancreatitis.
  • Take biopsies (samples) of growths in your digestive system.
  • View your bile ducts, gallbladder and liver to check for tumors or blockages.

Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)

We were the first in South Florida to perform several procedures for gastrointestinal conditions, including:

  • POEM to treat achalasia.
  • Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) or peroral pyloromyotomy (POP) for gastroparesis.
  • Z-POEM to treat Zenker’s diverticulum.

During these endoscopic procedures, our specialists use an endoscope to cut the muscle of the esophagus, stomach or the Zenker’s diverticulum. These treatments allow food to move into and out of the esophagus or out of the stomach more quickly and easily.

Esophageal & Swallowing Disorders

Esophageal & Swallowing Disorders

Our gastroenterologists and endoscopists are national leaders in treating swallowing disorders and esophageal conditions. As pioneers for esophageal disease care, we were among the first in the region to provide the most advanced endoscopy procedures, which offer effective treatment without traditional surgery.

Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?

We are one of the few centers in the country with a dedicated esophageal and swallowing disorders team. At our center, you benefit from:

  • Multidisciplinary care: You have access to board-certified gastroenterologists with expertise and experience in esophageal disorders. Our team approach includes advanced endoscopists, otolaryngologists (head and neck specialists), speech-language pathologists and thoracic surgeons. Meet our team.
  • Endoscopy leaders: We are among the most experienced in the nation in advanced endoscopy for esophageal disease. Our specialists were the first in South Florida to provide per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) to treat achalasia. This minimally invasive treatment is only available at leading esophageal centers.
  • Advanced treatments: Technology for treating esophageal and swallowing conditions is always improving. Our team is skilled in the newest endoscopic approaches, including Z-POEM for Zenker’s diverticulum.
  • Cancer experts: You have seamless access to our nationally accredited cancer centers if you need esophageal cancer care. From chemotherapy to radiation and support, all the care you need is in one place.

Esophageal Conditions and Swallowing Disorders We Treat

We care for routine conditions like persistent heartburn and complex, rare conditions that require specialized care. Our care team has experience treating:

Treatments We Provide

Our gastroenterologists and radiologists provide a high volume of upper endoscopy procedures for esophageal and swallowing conditions. We partner with speech-language pathologists, nutritionists and nurses to give you comprehensive care tailored to your needs. Your care plan may include:

  • Ablation for Barrett’s esophagus.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR).
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).
  • Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).
  • Z-OEM.

Ablation for Barrett’s esophagus

Ablation removes abnormal tissue from Barrett’s esophagus before it becomes cancer. Our endoscopists use various ablation techniques, including cryoablation (freezing) and radiofrequency (high-frequency energy waves).

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic ultrasound provides detailed images of the esophagus without surgery or radiation. We use this technique to diagnose conditions like Barrett’s esophagus, GERD and esophageal cancer.

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

This minimally invasive procedure can remove cancerous growths from the digestive tract without removing the entire organ. Our specialists use EMR to remove esophageal and gastric cancers.

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

Similar to EMR, endoscopic submucosal dissection removes tumors in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum without the use of external incisions. The recovery is easier and faster than traditional surgery.

Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)

Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) treats esophageal muscle conditions, including achalasia. During this procedure, our specialists repair damaged muscles in your esophagus without surgery. Most patients go home the next day.


Our specialists helped pave the way for the Z-POEM procedure, which treats Zenker’s diverticulum. This treatment uses the POEM technique to separate the diverticulum (pouch) from your esophagus. We are among the few centers in the region to offer this advanced, minimally invasive option.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cleveland Clinic in Florida provides a full range of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We treat all types of IBD, including the most complex Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cases.

Our multidisciplinary approach covers all your needs, from nutrition to behavioral health support to advanced surgery. We are one of the few centers in the nation offering this level of comprehensive, seamless care.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?

Patients throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast come to us for specialized IBD diagnosis and treatment. Highlights of our center include:

  • Expert team: Patients with IBD benefit from long-term treatment from multiple gastrointestinal (GI) specialists. You receive care from leading gastroenterologists, advanced endoscopists, nutritionists, colorectal surgeons and nurses. Meet our team.
  • Specialized nutrition care: As part of our GI nutrition program, you receive education and treatment from highly trained registered dietitians. This team cares for patients with IBD and other complex digestive diseases every day. Learn more about our Center for Human Nutrition.
  • Leading edge surgery: Our renowned colorectal surgeons are leaders in the most advanced IBD treatments. We were pioneers of J-pouch surgery, which avoids a colostomy after colon and rectum removal. Learn more about our world-leading Department of Colorectal Surgery.
  • Advanced endoscopy: An important part of IBD diagnosis involves endoscopy, which allows our specialists to examine your GI tract. Our gastroenterologists provide thousands of endoscopies each year, so you know you’re getting an accurate, detailed diagnosis. Learn more about advanced endoscopy at Cleveland Clinic in Florida.
  • Recognized GI expertise: Your team includes leading experts who have vast knowledge of IBD and other digestive conditions. Our gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery programs are nationally ranked for their expertise and care.

Conditions We Treat

Our team has years of experience diagnosing and treating every type of inflammatory bowel disease, including complex cases. We offer comprehensive care for:

IBD Treatments We Provide

As our patient, you have access to the most effective therapies to prevent flare-ups. With our expertise, we help many patients with IBD improve their quality of life and achieve remission. Your treatment plan may include:


Our gastroenterologists have current knowledge of the most effective IBD medications. We create a plan based on your medical needs, test results and lifestyle. The goal of your treatment plan is to avoid GI tract inflammation and symptoms while minimizing side effects.

Nutritional support

Dietary changes for IBD require the expertise of trained nutritional experts. Our Center for Human Nutrition specializes in caring for people with IBD and other GI diseases. A specialized team of physicians, registered dietitians, dietetic technicians and nurses support you throughout your treatment. If you need surgery, we provide a customized dietary plan before and after your procedure to improve your outcome and well-being.


We explain your options for surgery if medications and nutrition don’t control symptoms. Our team includes internationally respected colorectal surgeons.

We were among the first in the world to treat bowel diseases like IBD with laparoscopic techniques. We also pioneered the J-pouch procedure, which has become a standard of care in colorectal surgery. With a J-pouch, you use the bathroom normally and don’t need a colostomy (hole in your belly with a bag for stool).



Skilled nutritional therapy can improve outcomes significantly in gastroenterology care and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. At Cleveland Clinic in Florida, we provide this specialized level of treatment for patients with complex dietary needs. We are one of the few centers in the nation to provide this high level of nutritional expertise.

GI Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?

The Center for Human Nutrition works seamlessly with our gastroenterology and GI surgery programs. They also collaborate with experts from the Center for Human Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. As our patient, you benefit from:

  • Multidisciplinary treatment: A respected team of gastroenterology and nutrition experts creates your customized treatment plan. You receive care from physicians, registered dietitians, dietetic technicians and nurses.
  • GI surgery expertise: Nutritional therapy before and after GI surgery improves outcomes. Our GI surgeons and nutrition team work together to help you get the best results from your procedure. We provide specialized nutrition care during your inpatient hospital stay and as an outpatient.
  • Nationally recognized: You receive care from respected leaders in digestive disease. Our gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery programs are nationally ranked for their expertise and care. Newsweek has ranked our gastroenterology department No. 1 in Florida two years in a row.
  • Home and video visits: We make it easier to get world-class nutrition care wherever you are. Online video visits allow patients to connect with our skilled nutrition team from the comfort of home.

Conditions We Treat

Our nutrition team provides customized testing, education and treatment for patients with any type of digestive condition. We also specialize in caring for patients who already had GI surgery or have an upcoming procedure.

Our expertise equips us to care for patients with any type of gastrointestinal disease, including:

We also provide expert care if you:

  • Had or will have an organ transplant.
  • Have an ostomy (opening in your belly with a bag to collect stool).
  • Need radiation therapy on your digestive tract for GI cancer.
  • Plan to have bariatric or GI surgery.
  • Require tube feeding (enteral nutrition).
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Gastroenterology is the field of medicine that diagnoses and treats of disorders and diseases of the digestive system, including the liver, stomach and intestines. Cleveland Clinic in Florida gastroenterologists use advanced and innovative technologies to provide effective and compassionate care to improve the quality of life of our patients.

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