James A. Clifton Digestive Health Center

The University of Iowa James A. Clifton Digestive Health Center offers you the region’s broadest range of GI specialty services. 

Our digestive disease specialists include gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and surgeons with unique skills and expertise along with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pathologists to develop and offer advanced treatments and therapies for you.

We offer both medical and surgical options, including minimally invasive surgical procedures, to treat an array of digestive diseases and conditions.

Adult Services

Evaluation and services are available for:

Pediatric Services

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital provides expert diagnosis and care for infants, children, and adolescents with stomach, intestinal, and liver disorders.

Why Choose Us?

The James A. Clifton Digestive Health Center was established in 1985 as the first multidisciplinary subspeciality unit at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and one of the first nationwide. It is the state's leader in diagnosing and treating patients with complex problems of the digestive system.

  • In 2021-22, U.S. News & World Report listed our gastroenterology and GI surgery services as "high-performing"

Academic Departments that Provide Gastroenterology Care

Health Topics

UI Health Care offers you additional information on these select gastroenterology topics:

Latest News

  • In 2002, Phillips came to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and pursued her love for digestive health.
  • Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Iowa and the second leading cause of death from cancer, according to the State Health Registry of Iowa. However, the good news is that a simple screening and early detection can help Iowans survive colon cancer and help prevent this deadly disease.