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What exactly does a GI doctor do?

Here is a brief list of conditions you may be treated for and procedures your physician may suggest.

  • 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.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy -­ This scope looks at the lower colon and rectum for precancerous polyps and cancer.
  • Bernstein/Tensilon Tests -­ These two tests show the tendency of stomach acid to reflux into the esophagus causing heartburn and pain.
  • Gastritis Test -­ This test indicates if potentially ulcer-causing bacteria are present in the system.
  • Barium studies (done in conjunction with the Medical Imaging Department)
    • These tests are additional indicators of disease in the gastrointestinal system

To schedule an appointment: (719) 530-2477
Fax: (719) 530-2011

Our Providers


HRRMC has contracted GI services through Peak Gastroenterology Associates of Colorado Springs. Peak's board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists see patients two days per month at the hospital's Specialty Clinic and perform procedures at the hospital.