For Medical Professionals

A Message from Division Director Ronnie Fass, MD

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MetroHealth has a long tradition of cutting-edge gastroenterology and hepatology services. Our mission is to deliver compassionate, outstanding and up-to-date care to our patients. Our dedicated faculty provides high-quality health care to all those who need our help.

Our division has a strong group of endoscopists who are proficient in all types of GI procedures, including ERCP and EUS. Furthermore, our faculty has interest in a wide range of GI disorders.

We offer:

  • EndoFLIP, a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose achalasia, esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction and other swallowing disorders. We also evaluate patients who had endoscopic or surgical treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or achalasia.
  • Clinics dedicated to liver disease, esophageal and swallowing disorders, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pancreatic biliary disorders.
  • Endoscopic procedures and unique tests, such as capsule endoscopy, Helicobacter pylori testing, breath tests, motility tests, fibroscan and liver biopsy.
  • In-depth liver services. Our liver program has been at the forefront of treatment and research of liver diseases for many years.
  • A neurogastroenterology and motility team with interest in disorders of gut-brain interaction at all levels of the GI tract.
  • A GI motility unit that provides all available motility tests including: mucosal impedance, bravo capsule and others.


In the last few years, our division has expanded to new sites, where we provide both procedures and clinical care. These new sites include:

MetroHealth is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, thus all our faculty hold academic positions in the medical school. Consequently, we are dedicated to the teaching of medical students and residents, as well as the training of the next generation of gastroenterologists. Moreover, our research in liver and GI disorders has been and remains one of the pillars of our division.

In the near future, the division will continue to grow in the number of faculty members, unique procedures and therapeutic modalities that it provides through specialized clinics. We will also expand our research interest and funding. It is a very exciting time for our division as it continues to expand in all aspects of GI and liver diseases. However, patient satisfaction will always remain our highest priority.


Dr. Ronnie FassRonnie Fass, MD, MACG
Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medical Director, Digestive Health Center
MetroHealth Medical Center