Services & Procedures

Our highly experienced physicians offer ALL basic and advanced endoscopic procedures in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of esophagogastric disease, pancreaticobiliary disease and small bowel disease, as well as gastrointestinal cancer, nutritional and metabolic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease.

Consultation

Your first office visit with one of our specialist allows your provider to discuss your current symptoms, medical history and family history with you. The provider has their time dedicated to answer any questions you have regarding your symptoms and recommended plan of treatment and care.

Colonoscopy​

Colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. This istrument, called a colonoscope, has its own lens and light source and it allows your doctor to view images on a video monitor. At Arizona Center for Digestive Health we help make screenings convenient. We offer colonoscopies at our state-of-the-art Endoscopy Centers.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)​

Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first portion of the small intestine). Your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor.

Therapeutic ERCP​

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder.

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine your esophageal and stomach linings as well as the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper tract consists of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum; the lower tract includes your colon and rectum. EUS is also used to study other organs that are near the gastrointestinal tract, including the lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy has been shown to be safe and effective for treating Barrett’s esophagus. Radiofrequency energy (radio waves) is delivered via a catheter to the esophagus to remove diseased tissue while minimizing injury to healthy esophagus tissue.

Video Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). Your doctor will give you a pill sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source and takes pictures of your small intestine as it passes through. These pictures are sent to a small recording device you have to wear on your body.

Endoscopy

• Upper endoscopy (EGD)
– Diagnostic and therapeutic
• Colonoscopy
– Diagnostic and therapeutic

Office Procedures

• High Resolution Manometry
– Esophageal
• Wireless BRAVO pH testing
• Hydrogen Breath testing
– Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
– Lactose / Fructose Intolerance
• H. pylori Breath testing
• CRH hemorrhoid banding
• Video Capsule Endoscopy (PillCam)

Advanced Endoscopy

• Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
-Diagnostic and therapeutic
• Esophageal, Colo-Rectal, Gastric cancer staging
• Diagnosis of submucosal lesion in GI tract
• Pancreatic mass solid and cystic, FNA, cyst fluid
analysis, cancer screening and staging, chronic pancreatitis, fiduciary markers
• Therapeutic EUS: pseudocyst drainage, EUS guided ERCP, celiac neurolysis
• Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
– Sphincter of Oddi manometry
– Stents (plastic / metal)
– Spyglass
– Ampullectomy, difficult stone removal, pancreatic endo-therapy

• Radiofrequency ablation
– Barrett’s esophagus
• Cryoablation Therapy
– Barrett’s esophagus
– Esophageal cancer
– GAVE
– Radiation proctopathy
• Complex stricture dilations / Pneumatic dilations
• Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
– Esophagus
– Stomach / Duodenum
– Colon
• Balloon assisted deep enteroscopy
– Diagnostic and therapeutic
– Single / double balloon
• Spirus enteroscopy
• Enteral Stent Placement