About Us

Specialists in digestive health

Gastroenterologists are physicians with dedicated training and experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. In addition to our gastroenterologists, our staff includes over one hundred clinical and administrative personnel.

Our practice covers the entire range of gastrointestinal disorders, including:

  • Celiac Sprue
  • Colon Cancer
  • Crohn’s & colitis
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Diseases
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Ulcers

In addition, we perform these procedures on-site:

  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Polypectomy

Mission Statement

Portland Gastroenterology Center exists to provide high quality, compassionate care to patients with digestive health problems or concerns, and to maximize the professional and academic potential of its physicians and staff.

Located at 161 Marginal Way, Portland, Maine

Portland Gastroenterology Center is one of New England’s largest gastroenterology facilities. We provide consultation services and treatment in our comprehensive, state-of-the-art Center. Physician offices and examination rooms are on the third floor, while the fourth floor houses our Endoscopy Center for colonoscopies and other procedures.

Recognized leadership

As participants in numerous research projects, our doctors have access to the latest techniques and technology. Our physicians are also leaders in specialized areas of expertise. For example, Dr. Douglas Howell is an international leader in treating pancreatic disorders and is director of the Pancreaticobiliary Center at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Alan Kilby is Maine’s top-ranking hepatologist and co-director of the Maine Medical Center Virology Treatment Center.

Our physicians are helping to educate a new generation of specialists:

  • on staff at the University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • teaching residents at Maine Medical Center
  • offering advanced training fellowships in interventional endoscopy

We also have the distinction of being Maine’s first gastroenterology practice with an AAAHC-accredited endoscopy facility.

Visit the AAAHC website for more information about accreditation.

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Specialty Solutions logo smallPortland Gastroenterology Center is a member of Specialty Solutions, an association of 11 independent physician practices working together to improve the coordination and quality of care, optimize operational efficiency, cultivate partnerships, and reduce costs. The association includes more than 250 physicians across 15 specialties. As part of our commitment to improving patient care, we’ve developed a quality report card focused on specialty medicine. Learn more at http://specialtysolutionsmaine.com/quality/.

Click here to view the quality report card as a PDF. 


Video-chat with your provider:
How Telehealth is our New Norm

When you are separated by distance, being able to connect with a healthcare provider with the assistance of a personal device can improve the continuity of your care. At Portland Gastro, we believe that integrating telehealth technology with expert clinical advice will improve health and independence for our patients. Telehealth helps patients manage their symptoms and stay connected to their gastroenterologists through wireless devices including tablets, computers, and smart phones with the aid of video platforms. This includes real-time interactive services that consist of televideo consultations between you and your provider. At Portland Gastro, we bring care to where you are.