|Welcome to Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute|
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I am pleased to welcome you to the Digestive Disorders Institute. Our highly trained physicians, with expertise in key gastroenterology (GI) areas, are available to you for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. We are fortunate to be an integral part of Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center, where we can draw on the resources of world-class physicians, healthcare staff, technology and state-of-the-art facilities.
Within the Digestive Disorders Institute, three centers have been established to better serve our patients. The creation of these centers demonstrates our commitment to provide our patients with exceptional and specialized GI care. Detailed information about each one can be accessed by viewing the following links: Interventional Endoscopy Center, Gastrointestinal Motility Center and Gastrointestinal Women’s Center.
The Endoscopy Unit, located within Stony Brook University Hospital, has received the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recognition as a center of excellence. Recently, the unit has undergone expansion to accommodate an increased demand for services. With more than 8,000 endoscopic procedures performed annually, Long Island residents can feel confident about the expertise of the GI physicians treating them.
Our Institute achieved national recognition, ranked in the Top 50 in U.S.News & World Report’s “2010-11 Best Hospitals” issue. I’m proud of our entire team — faculty, nurses, staff, residents and fellows — whose tireless efforts contributed to this accomplishment. Of the 1,892 hospitals that qualified for ranking, Stony Brook was one of only 152 medical centers that scored high enough to be ranked.
The future looks bright. Scientific research continues to be at the cornerstone of the Institute. We’re expanding efforts into patient-centered clinical research; we’re growing our drug discovery program; and we’ve initiated a study of the human microbiome, the bacteria that inhabit our intestinal tract and which seem to influence or even trigger several diseases. We are also further streamlining our clinical activities to be more responsive to the needs of patients and their referring physicians.
We look forward to providing you with the best medicine has to offer.
Ellen Li, MD, PHD
Professor and Interim Chief,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology