Offering expert and compassionate care, the Center for Digestive Health at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center takes the best of innovative science, cutting-edge technology, creative teaching and clinical application to improve patient outcomes. Through an integrated, comprehensive and patient-centered network, our health care providers are dedicated to advancing digestive health treatments for the well-being of patients in the commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.
What sets us apart
The Center for Digestive Health is a multidisciplinary health provider that operates on an integrated, full-spectrum therapeutic model, with specialists in nutrition, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal radiology. This comprehensive approach results in standardized education for patients and community physicians.
We strive to provide a personalized response, with a focus on delivering high-quality customer service. Appointments can be made with your first call to the center and our telephone support staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Center for Digestive Health is committed to offering high-tech and innovative treatment options to better serve our patients.
Ostomy and skin care clinic
Caring for an ostomy, whether it is temporary or permanent, can be a challenge both physically and emotionally. When the idea of wearing a pouch with stool being collected on the outside of your body is first presented, most people want to avoid it at all costs. At our ostomy and skin care clinic, our nursing staff help you prepare for the types of questions you should ask before having surgery, provide you with instructions for taking care of your ostomy and are available to you at any time for questions that may arise. Our clinic is open on Tuesdays. Call (804) 828-4060 for more information. Learn more about ostomies.
Outpatient infusion center
At our outpatient infusion center, a dedicated infusion nurse provides patients with the most up-to-date biologic drugs. Our patients can relax in the comfortable atmosphere of one of four infusion bays, which also feature wireless computer connections and TVs.
During the first year, more than 400 infusions were given at the outpatient infusion center to VCU Center for Digestive Health patients.
Clinical Research Alliance
The Center for Digestive Health is a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Clinical Research Alliance.