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Departments & Programs
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer

Have a question?

Our Nurse Navigators and American Cancer Society Patient Navigator are here Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm to answer your questions. Give us a call.


Gastrointestinal cancer is cancer within the digestive system that can affect the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, intestines, rectum & anus. Our team of experts work together to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal cancer with a personalized approach.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Care at UVM Medical Center

Gastrointestinal cancer could be any of the following:

At The UVM Medical Center, we provide a complete evaluation of each patient and develop a personalized treatment plan. Our team of gastrointestinal cancer specialists includes:

  • Surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Nurses
  • Research staff
  • Cancer patient support specialists

We know how overwhelming it can be to have cancer, so our team makes sure you have all the resources you need. Our nurses will help you with education about your diagnosis and treatment, as well as act as a single point of contact for you and your family. We’ll even help you with support services, such as finding transportation, financial assistance and help with insurance issues.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Diagnosis

The diagnostic tests that are right for you will depend on the type of gastrointestinal cancer that you have. At The UVM Medical Center, our specialists will analyze your situation and perform the necessary tests to diagnose your condition. Some possible tests include:

Treatments for Gastrointestinal Cancer

There are many treatments used for gastrointestinal cancers. The treatment you need will depend on which type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Typical treatments for gastrointestinal cancer include:

These treatments might sound intimidating. You should know that a great deal of progress has been made in cancer care. Some patients fear the side effects of chemotherapy, but there are many drugs which can now significantly decrease these symptoms.

Cancer Resources




111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington,  Vermont  05401

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Surgery - Main Campus

General Surgery - Main Campus


111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington,  Vermont  05401

Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM