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Hepatology and Liver Transplantation

Luis Marasno, MD


Luis Marsano, M.D.
Director of Clinical Hepatology

Our multidisciplinary liver group includes board certified hepatologists, transplant surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and pharmacists that treat the entire spectrum of the liver diseases. This team is internationally recognized for their basic and clinical research.  We have dedicated hepatitis C, liver cancer, and liver transplant clinics, and we are accepting new patients.

Motility Center

The Motility Center is a major referral center for "state-of-the-art" diagnostic testing, treatment, and clinical research in GI motility disorders.

Dr. Thomas Abell, Motility Center director, is an internationally renowned pioneer in using gastric electric stimulators for treating severe gastroparesis.

With our surgeons, we have been implanting gastric electrical stimulators for severe gastroparesis and offer minimal invasive surgery of the esophagus and stomach in the past 13 years. We have the only office-based motility lab in Kentucky, offering high-resolution esophageal manometry for swallowing problems, pH-impedance test for acid and non-acid reflux, SmartPill for wireless GI transit, hydrogen breath for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and high-resolution anorectal manometry/compliance for constipation/fecal incontinence.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic cares for patients affected with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. We accept new patients and referrals for all types of inflammatory bowel disease. We have extensive experience with the medical management of complex IBD cases. Clinic patients may benefit from enhancements of their current therapy, or they can obtain access to the newest therapeutic agents through our clinical trials programs.  Our clinical trials program also includes unique investigator-initiated projects, such as stem cell therapy for fistulizing Crohn’s Disease.

Therapeutic Endoscopy Program

We have multiple clinicians who perform not only standard endoscopic procedures, such as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, but also new and advanced procedures. Some of these include: endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, Barrett’s esophagus therapy, endoscopic mucosal resection, band ligation, therapy for esophageal varices, and others.

We also perform new/investigational procedures for conditions such as reflux disease, obesity, and others.  We are also leaders in endoscopic device development.

To make an appointment to see one of our specialists, please contact

U of L Physicians - Digestive & Liver Health
U of L Health Care Outpatient Center
401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 588-4600