Advanced Endoscopy Center

The role of endoscopy and minimally invasive procedures in complex gastrointestinal disorders has grown exponentially. Fully committed to the comprehensive endoscopic care of these patients, University Gastroenterology has established the UGI Advanced Endoscopy Center. Led by internationally known Paul Akerman, M.D., our 4 advanced trained endoscopists use leading edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology in the treatment of a variety of GI issues, including pancreato-biliary diseases, small bowel disorders, Barrett’s esophagus, and weight loss management. With several office locations and integral affiliations with the major Rhode Island hospitals, the UGI Advanced Endoscopy Center is honored to provide our skills and experience to the care of the communities of Southern New England

Paul Akerman, M.D. – Director
William Chen, M.D. – Co-Director
Pranith Perera, M.D. – Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound
Jason Ferreira, M.D. – Director of Bariatric Endoscopy