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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
 Cleveland Clinic Main Campus   Cleveland, OH  1.5% Explore
 University Hospital   Ann Arbor, MI  0.6% Explore
 Mount Sinai Medical Center (AKA the Mount Sinai Hospital)   New York, NY  0.6% Explore
 IU Health Methodist Hospital   Indianapolis, IN  0.4% Explore
 Methodist Hospital   San Antonio, TX  0.4% Explore
 Stanford Hospital   Stanford, CA  0.4% Explore
 Wilmington Hospital (AKA Wilmington Health Center)   Wilmington, DE  0.3% Explore
 Tisch Hospital   New York, NY  0.3% Explore
 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

Fig. 1 Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for calendar year 2022 through October. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data accessed December 2022.

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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