Center for Intestinal Health & Nutrition Support
The Center for Intestinal Health and Nutrition Support at UPMC specializes in the evaluation and treatment of medical conditions that disrupt nutrient processing. The center targets patients who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition as a result of chronic medical illnesses or following surgery.
Nutrition specialists at the center consult with a variety of patients, including those with:
Part of the center’s role is to monitor and manage patients receiving specialized nutrition by tube feeding or intravenous feeding. Emphasis is placed on improving the function of the gastrointestinal tract by providing specialized nutrients, nutritional support, training, and education.