Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Gastrointestinal problems are all too commonplace, with up to 70 million of us estimated to be affected by the pain and frustration associated with them. The experience and expertise at Aurora St. Luke's Gastroenterology/GI Services has earned the trust of our patients and the respect of our colleagues.
Aurora St. Luke's is Wisconsin's leading medical center. Our team of expert physicians in gastrointestinal problems work together with specialists in other areas in planning all aspects of your care. These specialists include experts in surgery, anesthesiology, pathology, radiology, nutrition and oncology. Over 9,000 GI patients a year receive quality, research-based care at Aurora St. Luke's.
The Aurora St. Luke's skilled team of gastroenterologists includes two large physician groups, GI Associates and Milwaukee Digestive Disease Consultants, along with other independent physicians. This group includes a board certified hepatologist, a physician specializing in liver disorders. Other physician experts include a board certified colorectal surgeon, experts in advanced biliary and pancreatic endoscopy and ultrasound, and physicians on the clinical faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Our section chief, Dr. Michael Schmalz, is the American College of Gastroenterology Governor for the state of Wisconsin. Our physicians also include experts on the forefront for the treatment of small bowel disorders and bleeding.
Aurora St. Luke's strives to be a state-of-the-art GI center. We are committed to the continued advancement of technology for the benefit of our patients. Aurora St. Luke's was the first Wisconsin center to perform esophageal ablation for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and also double-balloon enteroscopy for the treatment of small bowel disorders.
Aurora St. Luke's has earned the classification of a Magnet Designated Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Excellence in nursing care and an emphasis on staff education were key factors in receiving this designation.
Physicians from other locations often refer difficult cases to our gastroenterologists because our physicians are well-published with strong research links and cutting edge technology availability. Our mission is to educate patients to understand their gastrointestinal health and to help them maintain it over their lifetime by providing quality, accessible health care.