Each MD is board certified in gastroenterology/hepatology and has undergone extensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Our Nurse Practitioner works closely with all our physicians to assist in your care.
Colonoscopy is recommended for all adults at age 50 (with average risk) for routine colon cancer screening whereby a careful examination is performed to discover and remove polyps. This procedure, which is performed under conscious sedation, has many indications, including unexplained diarrhea, rectal bleeding, family history of colon cancer, and constipation. This is routinely performed at East Valley Endoscopy and the hospital.
Upper Endoscopy (EGD and Enteroscopy)
Upper endoscopy is performed to examine the esophagus, stomach and small bowel for abnormalities. This includes problems related to disorders of swallowing, abdominal pain, black stools, ulcer disease, and abdominal pain. This is routinely performed at East Valley Endoscopy and the hospital.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopanctreatography (ERCP)
This procedure is performed by your physician at the hospital to examine your bile ducts (drainage tubes from the liver/gallbladder) and the pancreas. Tissue can be sampled during this examination if needed, and therapeutics may be required depending on your illness, such as the placement of a stent.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement
This procedure is typically reserved for those who are unable to eat for themselves due to an underlying illness. This procedure is performed in the hospital.
Wireless Bravo pH Monitoring
Using Upper Endoscopy (see above), a tiny device the size of a vitamin can be placed inside your esophagus to measure the pH (i.e. acidity) within your esophagus. This information helps with therapies and medicines to treat various symptoms.
This test is performed at the hospital to measure exactly how the esophagus swallows. This allows the physician to diagnose and treat any underlying esophageal disorders.
After ingesting a tiny capsule the size of a multivitamin, the physician is able to take thousands of pictures deep within your small bowel, which would normally be outside the reach of standard upper endoscope. This procedure is performed at the clinic.
This test is performed by interventional radiologists at the hospital. Under ultrasound guidance, they are able to sample a tiny piece of the liver to help make a diagnosis of an underlying liver ailment.
We offer on-site Remicade® infusions for new and existing patients. For winter visitors with current/ongoing prescriptions, we are willing and able to meet this need for you.