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Center for Women's Digestive Health

Housed at the Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, the Center for Women’s Digestive Health recognizes that women often experience digestive disorders quite differently than men.  Hormonal and anatomical differences --- as well as the effects of normal aging, pregnancy, and menopause --- can impact both the severity and symptoms of gastrointestinal illness for women.

The Center for Women’s Digestive Health is a collaboration between the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center (DDC) and Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC to provide GI care that is optimized to meet women’s unique needs.

Our experts specialize in treating women with GI conditions and complications that can arise during pregnancy, following bariatric surgery, or as a result of other digestive disorders, such as endometriosis.  Some of the most common disorders seen by gastroenterologists are functional bowel disorders. These include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dyspepsia, and disorders of defecation and incontinence.  The Center for Women’s Digestive Health offers a multi-disciplinary approach to these disorders. 

Although based at Magee, both men and women are seen at the Center for gastrointestinal complaints. The Center works closely with the minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical group for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux and morbid obesity.


Physicians

Physicians at Magee’s Center for Women’s Digestive Health include:

Steven R. Abo, MD – Director, Center for Women’s Digestive Health
Arthur M. Barrie, MD, PhD
Janet Harrison, MD

Physician Extender:

Natalie Brown, PA-C