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Gastroenterology (GI)

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Gastroenterology Care that Changes Lives

Rochester Regional Health Gastroenterology combines high-tech services with highly skilled and compassionate care to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. Doctors throughout the region refer their most complex cases to our expert gastroenterologists, whose specialties include colon cancer screening, hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. 
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Programs & Services

Our Rochester Regional Health gastroenterologists, hepatologists and other specialists work together to provide advanced preventive, diagnostic and treatment options for conditions affecting the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, colon, pancreas, liver and esophagus.

We partner with our patients to determine the best diagnostic or treatment option for them through our key programs listed below.

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention

    Rochester Regional Health's Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention Program is designed to educate and help prevent colorectal cancer in men and women.

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  • Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

    The Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at Rochester Regional Health is one of the largest referral centers in our region.

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  • Center for Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures

    Offering minimally invasive weight loss procedures where our expert team uses an endoscopy, during which a doctor inserts a thin flexible tube through your mouth and into your digestive tract.

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  • Center for Women’s GI Health

    While the digestive tracts of women and men are essentially the same, pregnancy, childbirth and changes in hormones can affect a woman’s digestive health. That’s why at Rochester Regional Health, we’ve created the Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Health.

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  • Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    With recent advancements in treatment options, the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Rochester Regional Health can help patients control their IBD, prevent future complications and restore their quality of life.

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  • Center for Liver Disease

    The Center for Liver Disease at Rochester Regional Health provides comprehensive evaluations and the latest treatment options for patients suffering from conditions that affect their liver, including liver disease.

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  • Center for GERD and Foregut Disorders

    The Rochester Regional Health Center for GERD and Foregut Disorders provides personalized management of all types of esophageal and gastric diseases. Whatever your reason for visiting the Center, our team is dedicated to helping you find answers, and ultimately, relief.

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Healthgrades America's 100 Best Gastrointestinal Care Award

The team at Rochester General Hospital has been awarded as one of America's 100 Best Gastrointestinal Care hospitals for 3 consecutive years (2019, 2020 and 2021) and is among the top 5% in the nation for GI Care. We have also been consistently and nationally recognized for colorectal, esophageal-stomach, small intestine, and bowel obstruction surgeries. 
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Patient Resources

Before and after gastrointestinal procedures, you may have questions or concerns. Your safety and satisfaction are our number one priority. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. We welcome your questions and feedback, and want you to be comfortable while you are with us.

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Welcome from the Division Chief

Patrick I. Okolo III, MD

Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Rochester Regional Health. Our highly trained physicians, with expertise in general gastroenterology, bariatrics, advanced therapeutic endoscopy, disease of the liver, esophagus and pancreas, inflammatory bowel disease and women’s gastrointestinal health are available for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of digestive and liver disorders. With more than 15,000 gastrointestinal and endoscopic procedures performed annually, patients can feel confident about the world-class expertise of our GI team.

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When it comes to gastrointestinal and liver disorders, you need the best team in your corner. Whether you require an initial evaluation or a second opinion, the Rochester Regional Health Gastroenterology team can help. Schedule a consultation today at (585) 922-4136.
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