Gastroenterology Services 2017-01-28T09:37:49-05:00

Gastroenterology Services

With highly skilled and trained specialists and the latest technology, UAMS’ gastroenterology service is the most complete in the state. Our gastroenterology specialists include nationally known experts in the treatment of stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders.

UAMS has recently acquired the HALO Ablation Systems (HALO 90 and HALO 360) for treatment of low and high grade dysplasia in patients with Barrett’s esophagus. Clinical studies have shown that radiofrequency ablation allows removal of Barrett’s epithelium during an endoscopic procedure.

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2009;360:2277-88), the clinical results for radiofrequency ablation in Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia show a high rate of complete eradication of both dysplasia and intestinal metaplasia and a reduced risk of disease progression.

This is all part of our expanded services at the Diagnostic Center’s GI endoscopy lab.

  • Esophageal motility testing
  • 24-hour PH study for acid reflux
  • H. Pylori breath test
  • Rectal manometry
  • Rectal sensation, tone and compliance testing
  • Anorectal biofeedback
  • Wireless video capsule endoscopy of the small bowel
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Barrx Halo radiofrequency ablation
  • Spyglass system
  • ERCP
  • Gastrointestinal luminal stent placement
  • Biliary stent placement
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Endoscopic dilatation
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • EGD/ colonoscopy/ push enteroscopy

Our 10,000-square-foot endoscopy center includes a gastrointestinal (GI) motility procedure room and dedicated Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography suite. We use the latest in diagnostic tools, including advanced endoscopic techniques such as the “pill camera.” Our endoscopic ultrasound, which allows detailed visualization of the GI tract, is the only one of its kind in Arkansas.

To make a referral, call 501-526-7888 ext. 200 or 501-686-8000.