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, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis, Crohn's disease, cirrhosis and conditions affecting the bile duct cells.
Using the latest in diagnostic tools, we can identify and develop a treatment plan for problems in the stomach, colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, intestines and other digestive organs.
Our hepatologists, or liver specialists, diagnose and treat hepatitis, fatty liver and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, along with other conditions. These specialists are part of the multi-disciplinary UAMS liver transplant program, Arkansas' only liver transplant program.
Gastroenterology program highlights include:
- Our 10,000-square-foot endoscopy center, which includes a gastrointestinal (GI) motility procedure room and dedicated Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography suite.
- Endoscopic Ultrasound, which allows detailed visualization of the GI tract. The system, the only one of its kind in Arkansas, is located at UAMS.
- A Liver Disease Referral Center with a toll-free phone number (1-866-91-LIVER or 1-866-915-4837) for comprehensive care of the most serious liver conditions.
The Gastroenterology Clinic is by referral only. Please contact your primary care doctor or visit one of our doctors in the Center for Primary Care to obtain a referral.
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you're taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.
How do I request a prescription refill or contact a nurse from the clinic?
To refill a prescription, please ask your pharmacy to send an eScribe request to our clinic. If you originally filled your prescription at the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy, you can also refill your prescription online.
To speak to a nurse, call the clinic at 501-603-1900.
Dr. Jonathan Dranoff is a gastroenterologist, specializing in hepatology. He treats cholestatic diseases and autoimmune diseases of the liver, including primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis.