Clinical Areas Overview

The MUSC Health Digestive Disease Center emphasizes teamwork between different specialties in the management of patients with complex gastrointestinal disorders. Our faculty members' academic roots are in Gastroenterology/Hepatology, GI and General Surgery, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Pediatrics. Other specialists are also involved in particular cases.

Clinical activities of the DDC are focused within the following sections/modules:

  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic and biliary disease
  • GI cancer
  • Functional and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Esophagology and motility

Each section consists of medical and surgery faculty, trainees and support staff, as well as a coordinator (nurse or PA) responsible for the efficiency of the section and coordination of quality improvement efforts. Some faculty members belong to more than one section.

In 2008, MUSC Health ranked 19th for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in U.S. News’s 2008 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. “The America’s Best Hospitals rankings provide readers with trusted material during some of life’s most concerning times – hospitalization,” said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News & World Report. “Our rankings highlight the internal culture of excellence embraced by caregivers in the great hospitals throughout the U.S.”

DDC Mission Statement

"To provide compassionate care of the highest value for patients with digestive disorders. To constantly pursue excellence in clinical outcomes, patient experience, clinical and basic research, professional education, and health promotion."

DDC Vision Statement

"To be the nationally recognized leader in multispecialty patient care, research, and education in digestive disorders."