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Endoscopy Center/GI

Our state-of-the-art endoscopy center offers three fully equipped, endoscopy suites. To facilitate treatment, the endoscopy center has computerized patient scheduling and direct access from the parking structure.

Examples of conditions treated:

  • Heartburn or GERD
  • Ulcers
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract diseases
  • Digestive disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
  • Liver diseases (including viral hepatitis)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis

Diagnosis and Treatment

Fortunately, many conditions can be easily diagnosed and treated. Treatment may be as simple as readjusting your dietary habits or taking antibiotics for a period of time to eliminate the infections. Sometimes a combination of medications and other treatments can help reduce or eliminate the problem. Other, more complicated problems may require additional, more tests before arriving at a definitive diagnosis. In certain cases, minimally invasive surgery may be required.

Some of the technology and diagnostic tools available at Alvarado Hospital include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • X-ray studies
  • Colonic transit studies
  • Anoscopy
  • Radionuclide scans gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Visceral angiograms
  • Dilation for achalasia
  • Enteral metal and poly stenting
  • Other endoscopy/fluoroscopy combined cases
  • ERCP including complex stone/stricture management and lithotripsy

Physician Referral

Our Physician Referral Service can help you find a physician who meets your needs. To find a physician, simply click on the Physician Finder or call 800-ALVARADO (800-258-2723). Additional information regarding our programs and services is also available by calling our toll-free number.