Latest Diagnostics & Treatment
Medical excellence is the foundation of Gastroenterology of the Rockies. This means we stay on top of today’s latest advances. Our patients are frequently among the first to benefit from new, innovative diagnostics and treatments. Our emphasis on advanced, state-of-the-art technology is what makes us one of the region’s leading specialists in digestive diseases.
Gastroenterology of the Rockies is among the first in the nation to use many new, clinically proven medical technologies:
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.
Endoscopists are highly trained specialists who welcome your questions regarding their credentials, training and experience. Your endoscopist will use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope that has a built-in miniature ultrasound probe. Your doctor will pass the endoscope through your mouth or anus to the area to be examined. Your doctor then will use the ultrasound to use sound waves to create visual images of the digestive tract.
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)
Capsule endoscopy, or Pillcam
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that records images of the digestive tract by way of a small, pill-shaped camera that is ingested. When swallowed, the little camera takes pictures for the diagnosis of disorders of the small intestine.