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Patient Stories and News

UW Health Digestive Health Service specialists provide comprehensive clinical services related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, anorectum, liver, gallbladder/biliary tree and pancreas.
 
Patient Stories
 

Barb's Colonoscopy Experience

Help for Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Cecelia's Story

A Patient's Colonoscopy Experience: Hear from Tim

Dana's Story

Virtual Colonoscopy Patient Stories: Jackie

Virtual Colonoscopy Patient Stories: Beverly

Colonoscopy Patient Stories - Eileen's Story

Colonoscopy Patient Testimonial

 
In The News
 

UW Digestive Health Center Endoscopy Unit Receives Recognition

 
University Hospital Ranks in Top 50 Hospitals in 9 Specialties, No. 1 in Wisconsin

University Hospital Ranks in Top 50 Hospitals in 9 Specialties, No. 1 in Wisconsin

University Hospital retained its position as best hospital in Wisconsin and ranked among the top 50 hospitals in nine medical and surgical specialties in the 2016-17 edition of the Best Hospitals guide published by U.S. News & World Report. ...
8/02/2016 | University Hospital Ranks in Top 50 Hospitals in 9 Specialties, No. 1 in Wisconsin

Digestive Health Center Achieves LEED for Healthcare Silver Rating

Digestive Health Center Achieves LEED for Healthcare Silver Rating

Madison, Wisconsin - This spring the UW Health Digestive Health Center became the first health care facility in the state to earn a silver rating for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Healthcare (LEED-HC) by the U.S. Green Building ...
5/14/2015 | Digestive Health Center Achieves LEED for Healthcare Silver Rating

Heartburn or GERD? When in Doubt, Let the Doctor Decide

Heartburn or GERD? When in Doubt, Let the Doctor Decide

Madison, Wisconsin – You awoke early last Sunday with heartburn that you blamed on the black bean and spicy chicken burrito ordered the previous night at a Mexican restaurant whose Yelp reviews involved the word "sketchy" an alarming number of ...
4/06/2015 | Heartburn or GERD? When in Doubt, Let the Doctor Decide

Probiotics and Your Health

Probiotics and Your Health

The gut does so much more than just digest food. It's home to the majority of our immune system, and keeping a good balance of bacteria — in part by incorporating probiotics into a healthy diet — can positively influence what's happening ...
3/19/2015 | Probiotics and Your Health

Managing IBS, a Migraine of the Gut

Managing IBS, a Migraine of the Gut

Madison, Wisconsin – For the 1 in 6 Americans who experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), food may sometimes feel like an enemy. Eating too much at a meal, spicy foods, milk – it's hard to pinpoint what might trigger symptoms. But the ...
5/19/2014 | Managing IBS, a Migraine of the Gut

Top 10 Digestive Issues for Women

Top 10 Digestive Issues for Women

10. Diet/nutrition issues9. Stress8. Heartburn7. Upset stomach6. Diarrhea5. Bloating4. Constipation3. Gas2. Pain1. All of the above! These are the top 10 digestive issues suffered by women, according to Sumona Saha, MD, UW Health gastroenterolog...
3/26/2014 | Top 10 Digestive Issues for Women

Colon Cancer Screening: 80 Percent by 2018

Colon Cancer Screening: 80 Percent by 2018

Madison, Wisconsin - Wisconsin is taking part in a national campaign by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) to focus efforts over the next four years on dramatically increasing the colorectal cancer screening rates and awareness of the ...
3/17/2014 | Colon Cancer Screening: 80 Percent by 2018

The Physical and Mental Impact of IBS

The Physical and Mental Impact of IBS

Madison, Wisconsin - Everyone experiences digestive troubles at some time. Perhaps it was a few too many onion rings, or Uncle Bob's three-alarm chili. The results can be uncomfortable and occasionally embarrassing. But, there are times when the gas ...
11/15/2013 | The Physical and Mental Impact of IBS

Eating Against the Grain: How to Control Celiac Disease

Eating Against the Grain: How to Control Celiac Disease

Madison, Wisconsin - In the last 50 years, many grocery stores, restaurants, and cookbooks have modified their offerings to accommodate people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the foods they eat.  Celiac disease is a...
10/16/2013 | Eating Against the Grain: How to Control Celiac Disease

UW Health Consolidates Services at New Digestive Health Center

UW Health Consolidates Services at New Digestive Health Center

Madison, Wisconsin - One of the most environmentally "friendly" health care buildings in Madison will open for business April 8 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The UW Health Digestive Health Center (DHC), 750 University Row on Madison's w...
4/02/2013 | UW Health Consolidates Services at New Digestive Health Center