The Department of Gastroenterology is comprised of 17 full-time staff physicians who see nearly 30,000 outpatients per year for a wide variety of GI and Liver diseases. The Department is particularly known for its expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, biliary tract disorders, diseases of the pancreas, colon cancer screening and motility disorders of the esophagus. Several of our physicians have been recognized in Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides an excellent environment for an interdisciplinary approach to disease. Physicians are geographically and philosophically closely linked, thereby facilitating informal discussion and consultation on routine and difficult management issues. Physicians are able to easily access the expertise of their colleagues as well as support services in areas such as nutrition and patient education. The subspecialty centers are a natural extension of this interdisciplinary approach, which has been Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's legacy. Through these centers, patients, referring physicians and trainees are able to avail themselves of comprehensive medical, surgical, radiologic, and pathologic expertise in the diagnosis and state-of-the-art therapy for a broad range of digestive diseases.