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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

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 (802) 847-3479
UVM Medical Center Gastroenterology
111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT 05401-1473
United States
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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

 (802) 847-3479
UVM Medical Center General Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT 05401-1473
United States
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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
Maura M. Barry, MD
Medical Oncology
Carlos E. Marroquin, MD
Transplant Surgery
General Surgery
Christopher J. Anker, MD
Radiation Oncology
Eric K. Ganguly, MD
Steven Ades, MD
Medical Oncology
Jesse S. Moore, MD
General Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Cancer Center - Patient Guide