Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute (DDI). We offer patients the most advanced, safest and proven medical and surgical treatments primarily focused on disorders related to the gastrointestinal tract.
Of the top digestive disease centers in the United States, DDI is the first of its kind to unite all specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery, and nutrition within one unique, fully integrated model of care – aimed at optimizing the patient experience.
This exciting model of care also helps us offer effective and patient-friendly service, including shorter waits for appointments and more seamless interaction with all of our specialists. In addition, our institute model enhances opportunities for cutting-edge research and physician education.
Watch Video: Digestive Disease Institute Overview
The Digestive Disease Institute has been ranked second in the nation by U.S.News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Survey since 2003, and first in Ohio since 1990.
Institute Mission Statement
The mission of Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute is to foster the most effective, efficient and compassionate multidisciplinary digestive health care through innovation: ‘Devise, Optimize, Economize without Compromise’.
Digestive Disease 2013 Outcomes
We focus on reconnecting quality and patient safety with clinical care. This collaboration supports the Cleveland Clinic health system’s commitment to quality and patient care, which parallels major healthcare initiatives nationwide.
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"Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl," will have two screenings this week at the Cleveland International Film Festival
Cleveland Clinic physician Dr. Ryan Williams comments.
The award recognizes an individual for his or her effort to bring meetings and conventions to Cleveland.
Registered dietitian Anna Taylor Comments
Registered dietitian Kate Patton comments
Final frontier for school nutrition: Bake sales
High fiber intake is one of the most important aspects of the AHA diet.
Valentines meal options.
Digestive Diseases Research Core Center, one of only 17 in the country.
A major victory in her fight for life.
Food and Drug Administration approved Vyvanse an effective option to help curb episodes of binge-eating.
Dr. Brian Wells and Michael Kattan, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences comments.
Family beats genetic condition.
Mom donates part of her liver to baby daughter.
Patients treated at Cleveland Clinic.
Ansleigh Adkins was fast-tracked for surgery when doctors found her colon carpeted with polyps. She has a genetic disease called FAP, familial adenomatous polyposis, which makes colon cancer inevitable.
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute Director Dr. Philip Schauer discusses Gov. Chris Christie’s Lap-band Surgery
Kenneth M. Garschina and his wife, Sara Story, have pledged $2 million to Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute to create an endowed chair for research in colorectal surgery.
Dr. Meagan Costedio weights in on a colon removal surgery that helped Ryan Stevens get back his life.
Dr. John Fung, a transplant surgeon and chairman of the Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute, comments on procedure.
Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Matthew Kalady comments on the girl's brave journey.
Studies show the importance of colonoscopies as a screening tool for colon cancer. Dr. James Church and his patient are featured.
Cleveland Clinic’s 11th Annual Medical Innovation Summit will examine obesity, diabetes and the metabolic crisis. Dr. Philip Schauer comments.
Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Prashanthi Thota comments.
A big change is coming for hepatitis C. treatment. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. William Carey comments.
Digestive Disease physicians who made Cleveland Magazine's 2014 list of Best Doctors:
Colon and Rectal Surgery