Top 20 hospitals treating digestive disorders by percentage of unique patients
The digestive tract is also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and includes the esophagus, liver, stomach, small and large intestines, gallbladder, and pancreas. The GI tract digests and absorbs ingested nutrients and excretes waste products of digestion from the body. With a multitude of organs working together, a lot can go wrong. In fact, digestive disorders affect millions of Americans. Digestion is a critical and constant function of the body that may be operating in overdrive for those spending more time around the dinner table this December.
For this Healthcare Insight, we reviewed data from 6,833 hospitals from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product. The table below shows the top 20 hospitals seeing patients with digestive disorders, based on the highest percentage of unique patients in 2022 through October.
Top hospitals for digestive disorders by patient volume through October 2022
|Rank||Hospital||Location||Percentage of unique patients||Explore dataset|
|1||Cleveland Clinic Main Campus||Cleveland, OH||1.5%||Explore|
|2||University Hospital||Ann Arbor, MI||0.6%||Explore|
|3||Mount Sinai Medical Center (AKA the Mount Sinai Hospital)||New York, NY||0.6%||Explore|
|4||IU Health Methodist Hospital||Indianapolis, IN||0.4%||Explore|
|5||Methodist Hospital||San Antonio, TX||0.4%||Explore|
|6||Stanford Hospital||Stanford, CA||0.4%||Explore|
|7||Wilmington Hospital (AKA Wilmington Health Center)||Wilmington, DE||0.3%||Explore|
|8||Tisch Hospital||New York, NY||0.3%||Explore|
|9||AdventHealth Orlando (FKA Florida Hospital Orlando)||Orlando, FL||0.3%||Explore|
|10||CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler||Tyler, TX||0.3%||Explore|
|11||UTMB - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital||Galveston, TX||0.3%||Explore|
|12||OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital||Columbus, OH||0.3%||Explore|
|13||Montefiore Hospital - Moses Campus||Bronx, NY||0.3%||Explore|
|14||HCA Florida JFK Hospital (FKA JFK Medical Center)||Atlantis, FL||0.3%||Explore|
|15||Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - Burlington (FKA Lahey Clinic Hospital)||Burlington, MA||0.3%||Explore|
|16||Parkview Regional Medical Center||Fort Wayne, IN||0.3%||Explore|
|17||William P Clements Jr University Hospital (FKA UT Southwestern University Hospital - St Paul)||Dallas, TX||0.2%||Explore|
|18||Baptist Hospital||Miami, FL||0.2%||Explore|
|19||Cleveland Clinic Florida||Weston, FL||0.2%||Explore|
|20||The University of Tennessee Medical Center||Knoxville, TN||0.2%||Explore|
Which hospitals are seeing the most patients with digestive disease disorders?
Cleveland Clinic’s main campus saw the highest percentage of unique patients with digestive disorders, seeing 1.5% of the patient population in 2022 through October. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and provides patients with medical and surgical care at their Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute.
University Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI is second with 0.6% of unique patients with digestive disorders. University Hospital is a part of the University of Michigan, where they host a number of clinical centers of excellence for gastroenterology patient care.
What is a digestive disorder?
Simply put, a digestive disorder is a disease or disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Digestive disorders comprise a variety of diseases ranging from mild to severe. Common digestive disorders include cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, and lactose intolerance. For more information on common digestive disorders, check out the Top 10 gastroenterology diagnoses of 2021.
What are the most common symptoms of digestive disorders?
Bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, pain, nausea, and vomiting are the most common symptoms of patients with digestive disorders. To accurately diagnose digestive disorders, healthcare providers need to collect a thorough medical history and conduct an examination. Some patients may need more extensive diagnostic testing, including endoscopic procedures, lab tests, and imaging.
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