Top Specialized Hospitals - Gastroenterology

World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023

As part of Newsweek's commitment to cover all aspects of health, we've again partnered with global research firm Statista to rank the world's best specialized hospitals. Last year, we looked at the best facilities in 10 specialties: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology and pediatrics. This year we are proud to expand that to 11 specialties, with the addition of urology. The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology and the top 125 each in gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, urology and pulmonology. And for the second year, Newsweek and Statista have developed a list of hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advanced technologies.

The World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 ranks the 300 facilities in 28 countries that lead in their use of AI, digital imaging, telemedicine, robotics and electronic functionalities.

We hope that you will find our rankings helpful in finding the right hospital for yourself or a loved one.

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RankHospitalDepartmentCityCountryPROMS
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterDivision of Gastroenterology and HepatologyRochester, MNUnited States
2Massachusetts General HospitalDigestive Healthcare CenterBoston, MAUnited States
3Cleveland ClinicDigestive Disease & Surgery InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
4The Johns Hopkins HospitalDivision of Gastroenterology & HepatologyBaltimore, MDUnited States
5The Mount Sinai HospitalDigestive Diseases - GastroenterologyNew York, NYUnited States
6Asan Medical CenterDepartment of GastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
7King's College HospitalDepartment Of GastroenterologyLondonUnited Kingdom
8Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliInternal Medicine and GastroenterologyRomaItaly
9New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellCenter for Digestive DiseasesNew York, NYUnited States
10Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinEinstein GastroenterologySao PauloBrazil
11St Mark's HospitalDepartment of GastroenterologyHarrowUnited Kingdom
12Samsung Medical CenterDivision of GastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
13The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of GastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
14Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinMedizinische Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Infektiologie und RheumatologieBerlinGermany
15Toronto General - University Health NetworkPrincess Margaret Cancer Centre (Gastrointestinal Clinic )TorontoCanada
16Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterGeneral GastroenterologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
17Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de DigestivoPamplona/IruñaSpainx
18AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService d'Hepato-Gastro-EntérologieParisFrance
19University of Chicago Medical CenterSection of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionChicago, ILUnited States
20UCSF Medical CenterGastroenterology at ParnassusSan Francisco, CAUnited States
21Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalGeneral Gastroenterology ClinicStanford, CAUnited States
22Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterDigestive Disease CenterBoston, MAUnited States
23Istituto Clinico HumanitasGastroenterologia ClinicaRozzanoItaly
24UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical CenterMelvin & Bren Simon Digestive Diseases CenterLos Angeles, CAUnited States
25Mayo Clinic - PhoenixDivision of Gastroenterology and HepatologyPhoenix, AZUnited States
26Hospital Alemão Oswaldo CruzGastroclínicaSao PauloBrazil
27John Radcliffe HospitalOxford Clinical and Academic GastroenterologyOxfordUnited Kingdom
28Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und InfektiologieDüsseldorfGermany
29Emory University HospitalEmory Clinic GastroenterologyAtlanta, GAUnited States
30Universitätsklinikum EssenKlinik für Gastroenterologie und HepatologieEssenGermany
31Universitätsklinikum des SaarlandesKlinik für Innere Medizin IIHomburgGermany
32UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical CenterDigestive DiseasesSanta Monica, CAUnited States
33Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de Gastroenterología y HepatologíaMadridSpain
34NYU Langone HospitalsDivision of Gastroenterology & HepatologyNew York, NYUnited States
35Aalborg UniversitetshospitalGastroenterologi og HepatologiAalborgDenmark
36Northwestern Memorial HospitalGastroenterologyChicago, ILUnited States
37Klinikum der Universität AugsburgIII. Medizinische KlinikAugsburgGermany
38Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaU.O.C. GastroenterologiaPadovaItaly
39Universitätsklinikum BonnMedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IBonnGermanyx
40Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityInstitute of GastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
41Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaEpatologia e GastroenterologiaMilanoItaly
42Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamGastroenterologyBirminghamUnited Kingdom
43Addenbrooke'sGastroenterology DepartmentCambridgeUnited Kingdom
44Sheba Medical CenterThe Department Of GastroenterologyRamat GanIsraelx
45Korea University - Anam HospitalDepartment of GastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
46Amsterdam UMCGastroenterology and HepatologyAmsterdamThe Netherlands
47Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoDepartamento de Aparato DigestivoSevillaSpain
48Seoul National University HospitalDivision of GastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
49Royal Free HospitalGastroenterologyLondonUnited Kingdom
50Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiAmbulatorio divisionale di gastroenterologiaBolognaItaly
51Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaInstituto Clínic de Enfermedades Digestivas y MetabólicasBarcelonaSpain
52Brigham And Women's HospitalGastroenterology, Hepatology and EndoscopyBoston, MAUnited States
53Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronEl Servicio del Aparato DigestivoBarcelonaSpain
54St. Michael’s HospitalDivision of GastroenterologyTorontoCanada
55The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of GastroenterologyTokyoJapan
56Universitätsmedizin GöttingenKlinik für Gastroenterologie, gastrointestinale Onkologie und EndokrinologieGöttingenGermany
57Universitätsklinikum RWTH AachenMedizinische Klinik IIIAachenGermany
58Royal Prince Alfred HospitalGastroenterologyCamperdownAustralia
59AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouHépato-gastro-entérologie et endoscopies digestivesParisFrance
60University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineGastrointestinal Diagnostics & ProceduresAnn Arbor, MIUnited States
61Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisService de gastro-entérologie et d’hépatologieLausanneSwitzerland
62Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetVårdavdelning Gastroenterologi EndokrinologiSolnaSweden
63St Thomas' HospitalGastroenterology and HepatologyLondonUnited Kingdom
64Hospital Sirio LibanesNúcleo de Doenças Inflamatórias IntestinaisSao PauloBrazil
65Mount Sinai HospitalInflammatory Bowel Disease Centre (IBDC)TorontoCanada
66University College HospitalGastrointestinal Services DivisionLondonUnited Kingdom
67Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireGastroenterology & Hepatology (Digestive Care)Eau Claire, WIUnited States
68Aarhus UniversitetshospitalLever-, Mave- og Tarmsygdomme, KlinikkenAarhusDenmark
69Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterGastroenterology and HepatologyBaltimore, MDUnited States
70California Pacific Medical CenterCPMC Gastroenterology ServicesSan Francisco, CAUnited States
71Asian Institute Of GastroenterologyAsian Institute Of GastroenterologyHyderabadIndia
72Cleveland Clinic - FloridaDepartment of GastroenterologyWeston, FLUnited States
73Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterGastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition ServiceNew York, NYUnited States
74Hokkaido University HospitalGastroenterology and HepatologyHokkaidoJapan
75Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleGastroenterology and Hepatology ServiceParkvilleAustralia
76Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineDepartment of GastroenterologyTokyoJapan
77Hôpital Saint-AntoineService: Hépato-gastro-entérologieParisFrance
78Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianDivision of GastroenterologyPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
79Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleDivision of Gastroenterology and HepatologyJacksonville, FLUnited States
80Duke University HospitalPediatric GastroenterologyDurham, NCUnited States
81UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideDigestive Disorders CenterPittsburgh, PAUnited States
82Kyoto University HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology and HepatologyKyotoJapan
83Keck Hospital of USCUSC Digestive Health CenterLos Angeles, CAUnited States
84Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtMedizinische Klinik 1Frankfurt am MainGermany
85National University HospitalGastroenterology & HepatologySingaporeSingapore
86Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfI. Medizinische Klinik und PoliklinikHamburgGermany
87Aichi Medical University HospitalGastroenterologyNagakuteJapan
88Adventhealth OrlandoDigestive CareOrlando, FLUnited States
89Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreEl Servicio del Aparato DigestivoMadridSpain
90ULB - Hôpital ErasmeGastroentérologie médicaleBrusselsBelgium
91Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónEl Servicio del Aparato DigestivoMadridSpain
92University of Washington Medical CenterDigestive Health Center at UW Medical CenterSeattle, WAUnited States
93Barnes-Jewish HospitalDigestive DiseasesSaint Louis, MOUnited States
94Universitätsspital ZürichKlinik für Gastroenterologie und HepatologieZurichSwitzerland
95Hôpital Saint-AndréService d'Hépato-Gastroentérologie et Oncologie digestiveBordeauxFrance
96Groupe hospitalier PellegrinService d'Hépato-gastro-entérologie et oncologie digestiveBordeauxFrance
97Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsJefferson Digestive Health InstitutePhiladelphia, PAUnited States
98Hospital Universitario La PazGastroenterología y nutriciónMadridSpain
99Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Infektionen, VergiftungenHeidelbergGermany
100AP-HP - Hôpital Saint-LouisService d'Hépato-Gastro-EntérologieParisFrance
101Tohoku University HospitalGastrointestinal Endoscopy CenterSendaiJapan
102Rush University Medical CenterSection of GastroenterologyChicago, ILUnited States
103Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und EndokrinologieHannoverGermany
104Konkuk University Medical CenterDigestive Diseases CenterSeoulSouth Korea
105KyungHee University Medical CenterGastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
106Hospital Clínico San CarlosAparato digestivoMadridSpain
107Mount Elizabeth Hospital - OrchardGastroenterologySingaporeSingapore
108A.C. Camargo Cancer CenterGastroclínicaSao PauloBrazil
109The AlfredGeneral Gastroenterology ClinicMelbourneAustralia
110Abbeville General HospitalGastroenterologyAbbeville, LAUnited States
111Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephLe service d’hépato gastroentérologie et d’endoscopie digestiveParisFrance
112Universitätsklinikum TübingenMedizinische Klinik - Innere Medizin ITübingenGermany
113University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterUH Digestive Health InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
114Abbott Northwestern HospitalDepartment of GastroenterologyMinneapolis, MNUnited States
115Cliniques universitaires Saint-LucService d'hépato-gastro-entérologieBrusselsBelgium
116The Catholic University Of Korea - Eunpyeong St. Mary’s HospitalGastroenterologySeoulSouth Korea
117Presidio Ospedaliero Molinette - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della ScienzaGastroenterologia UTorinoItaly
118Nippon Medical School HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterological MedicineTokyoJapan
119Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIIIGastroenterologia 1 e 2 ambulatoriBergamoItalyx
120A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore CentroGastroenterologia ed Endoscopia DigestivaPesaroItaly
121LMU KlinikumGastroenterologie / HepatologieMünchenGermanyx
122Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeGastroenterologiaValenciaSpain
123Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloDepartment of GastroenterologySao PauloBrazil
124CHU Lille - Hôpital Claude-HuriezGastro-entérologie adulte – Maladies de l’appareil digestifLilleFrance
125All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiDepartment of GastroenterologyDelhiIndia
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METHODOLOGY
The World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 ranking awards the leading hospitals worldwide in 11 medical fields: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, pediatrics and (for the first time) urology.
The lists are based on a global survey, to which over 40,000 medical professionals (doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers) were invited.
The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology and the top 125 for neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology and urology. The list is based on three data sources:

1. WORLDWIDE ONLINE SURVEY:
During the survey period from July to August 2022, thousands of experts were invited to an online survey in cooperation with Newsweek. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals based on their expertise in one primary medical field (e.g., cardiology for cardiologists) and were able to choose an optional secondary area of expertise in which they are also knowledgeable (e.g., due to frequent cooperation with other medical fields).
2. ACCREDITATION DATA (NEW):
Several accreditations/certifications have been added to the scoring model (where available). Accreditations/certifications reflect a range of structural and/or quality requirements which are now relevant for the specialized rankings.
3. PROMs SURVEY (NEW):
In 2022, Newsweek and Statista, together with an expert board, designed a survey regarding the status quo of implementation and use of generic and condition specific PROMs (patient reported outcome measures) hospital settings. This survey was sent to hospitals, collecting information from them directly. Newsweek and Statista understand the importance of this topic, adding the PROMs score to the scoring model for the first time.
Hospitals that specialize in more than one medical field received specific recommendation scores for each medical field based on the respective recommendations. Therefore, one hospital can be represented in more than one list if it receives enough recommendations in each medical field (up to being represented in all 11 lists).

Scoring Model
▸ RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PEERS (primary weighted 70%, secondary weighted 30%. Total weight 92.5%)
▸ ACCREDITATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS (5%)
▸ PROMs SURVEY (2.5%)

Primary recommendations from experts in each medical field account for 70% of each hospital's preliminary reputation score. Secondary recommendations from medical professionals with knowledge in more than one medical field received a weight of 30% toward the preliminary reputation score.
From July to August 2022 Statista invited over 40,000 medical professionals (mostly doctors, but also hospital managers and other health care professionals) in over 20 countries to an online survey. The survey was also promoted on newsweek.com. Participants were invited via email.
Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own field of expertise and were able to recommend hospitals of a secondary field. Recommendations for their own employer/hospital were not allowed. A score was assigned to each facility based on the number of weighted recommendations.For the first time, accreditations were used as an additional element of the scoring model (where available). The following accreditations/certifications reflect a range of structural and/or quality requirements which are now relevant for the specialized rankings:

▸CARF International(Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
▸IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission)
▸JCI (Joint Commission International)

In addition to general hospital certifications, any available accreditations/certifications relevant to specific medical fields (e.g., pediatric specialty program for pediatrics, brain injury specialty program for neurology) were used as well.
For the first time, a PROMs score has been added to the scoring model of this year's edition of the ranking. In summer 2022, Newsweek and Statista reached out to hospitals and conducted a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs.
Patient reported outcome measurements are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. The purpose of the PROMs survey is to determine the status quo of implementation of generic and condition specific PROMs in hospital settings, audits and reporting of the data, and to determine whether the PROMs data is used to optimize the care process and to support therapeutic decisions in real-time.
In cooperation with a panel of experts, a grading system for the different questions was built to determine a PROMs Score. Only hospitals which achieved a minimum of 70% (of the maximum 100% score) were eligible to be graded on the PROMs score curve.

A global board of renowned experts provided guidance and feedback in the design of the PROMs survey:
Prof. Dr. David Bates , Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Gary Kaplan, Senior Advisor and Senior Vice President, CommonSpirit Health
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Meier, Director, Department of Internal medicine, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Prof. Dr. Gregory Katz, Chair of Innovation Management & Value in Health, University of Paris Medical School, France
Dr. med. Jens Deerberg Wittram CEO, Romed Kliniken, Germany

The rankings are composed exclusively of hospitals that are eligible regarding the scope described here. A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on peer recommendations and publicly available data sources at the time. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period August 17,2021 to August 17, 2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated with the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.


You can download the full methodology here.