You are here


Among the Nation’s Best

Saint Luke’s is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our gastroenterology care.

Saint Luke’s GI Specialists—Northland

Welcome James W. Kim, M.D. to our Northland team. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients. He specializes in chronic disease management with a special interest in hepatitis B and C, liver disease, IBD, and IBS.

Welcome New GI Specialist

Dr. Escalante-Glorsky offers a full range of treatments for the digestive systems services. Call 913-491-9100 to schedule an appointment.

Find a Doctor

Gastroenterologists at Saint Luke's specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and biliary system. We offer multidisciplinary care in convenient, patient-friendly offices and outpatient surgical centers.

Our services include:

Some disorders that frequently require advanced endoscopic procedures for diagnosis or treatment include:

  • Complications from gallstone disease
  • Bile duct stones and strictures
  • Biliary cancers
  • Pancreatic cysts and cancer
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract cancers and submucosal lesions
  • Large polyps in the colon, stomach, or small intestine
  • Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Esophageal and biliary stents
  • Banding of esophageal varices
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

We provide diagnosis and therapies for such gastroenterology disorders as:

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Diseases of the pancreas, such as acute and chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic cyst
  • Esophageal diseases and esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer (anus, colon, rectum, and stomach)
  • Heartburn and gastrointestinal reflux disease
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Gallstones
  • Diverticulitis
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Malabsorption and malnutrition
  • Dysphagia/swallowing disorders
  • C. difficile
  • Hepatitis
  • Celiac disease

We also offer such endoscopy treatments as:

  • Advanced therapeutic endoscopy, which focuses on complex biliary (liver/bile duct) and pancreatic diseases
  • Endoscopic management of Oddi dysfunction
  • Endoscopic palliation of gastrointestinal malignancy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound to assist in managing diverse gastrointestinal issues