HRRMC has three board-certified physicians on our medical staff that provide
gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures.
V. Michael Barkett, M.D.,
Karen Johnson, M.D., and
Jerry Smith, D.O., have offices at the hospital's main campus in Salida. They see patients
by appointment as well as perform surgical procedures at HRRMC.
What exactly is gastrointestinal endoscopy?
- Upper Endoscopy/EGD - This is a scope of the upper gastrointestinal
tract (i.e. esophagus, stomach and duodenum) to determine the existence
of ulcers and other problems.
- Lower Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - This is a scope of the lower gastrointestinal
tract (i.e. colon and rectum) to determine if there are precancerous polyps,
cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.
HRRMC has contracted additional GI services through Peak Gastroenterology
Associates of Colorado Springs. Peak's eight board-certified, fellowship-trained
gastroenterologists and one nurse practitioner see patients at the hospital's
Specialty Clinic and perform procedures at the hospital.
Click here to learn more about the doctors from Peak Gastroenterology Associates.