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digestive health

Digestive Health

Being a part of a leading health system, Bridgeport Hospital’s comprehensive Digestive Health services offer patients the most advanced, proven, and effective medical and surgical treatments for gastrointestinal issues. Our multidisciplinary team of advanced practice providers, physicians, surgeons, skilled nurses and wide array of specialists work together to coordinate the best care to meet the individual needs of each patient through consultations, screenings, diagnosis and treatment. Whether care is provided at our Milford campus, Park Avenue Medical Center or the hospital, patients will receive the same level of personalized, advanced care.

Additionally, patients have the unique opportunity to participate in clinical trials that can lead to better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat diseases. 


Some of the conditions we treat at Bridgeport Hospital include:

Procedures and Treatments

Some of the procedures and treatments we offer include:

Digestive Health Support Services

We aim to provide patients with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes access to various gastrointestinal support services to treat the symptoms and needs of their condition including:

Behavioral Health

Our behavioral health services focus on a person’s habits, behaviors and actions that can impact their mental and/or physical health.

Exercise Science

Exercise science involves understanding the body’s response to exercise and the development of exercise plans to improve a patient’s health.


Our registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) at the Center for Nutrition and Wellness offer comprehensive nutrition assessments and a variety of counseling services for children, adults and seniors. RDNs provide information to help you make smart choices about healthy eating, weight management and specialized clinical diets.

Ostomy Services

Our dedicated ostomy team aims to teach patients and their loved ones the importance of caring for ostomies to avoid complications and improve quality of life. Our team has expertise in supporting and educating patients, managing their supplies, and treating skin care issues and associated wounds or problems to promote self-sufficiency in their ostomy care.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Therapists provide services in all patient care areas. Treatment programs are developed to meet each patient's individual needs and goals including intensive rehabilitation services. Therapy is coordinated with the patient, family and other caregivers.


Pediatric Gastroenterology Services 

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital offers a full array of pediatric gastroenterology programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for children and adolescents with a wide range of common and rare gastrointestinal disorders. Learn more about Pediatric Gastroenterology.

24/7 Y Access for Referring Physicians

Y Access Transfer Center offers a streamlined 24/7 patient transfer service for referring physicians that ensures quick and easy admission to a Yale New Haven Health hospital. With one call to 888-YNHH-BED (888-964-4233), referring physicians can receive attending physician consultation or assistance from trained paramedics for a patient transfer.

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Digestive Health

When GI issues interfere with life

One patient's experience at Bridgeport Hospital.