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  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Visceral Inflammation & Pain Center

The Visceral inflammation and Pain (VIP) Center of the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center integrates behavioral health services with comprehensive medical care for people with complex digestive conditions and diseases.

The VIP team provides comprehensive psychological assessments and treatments, all designed to help patients to cope with their GI diseases and life in general.   The VIP Center also offers an integrated clinical research program for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


VIP Center therapies help patients to cope with:


With VIP Center interventions, many patients show improved health functioning, including fewer hospital visits and reduced medication dosages.  In addition, results have demonstrated decreased depression and improvements in:


The Visceral Inflammation and Pain Center conducts clinical research on assessing and treating psychiatric symptoms/disorders in patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders. Current research initiatives to help patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders include:


Visceral Inflammation & Pain team members include: