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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Procedures in include upper endoscopy/EGD and lower endoscopy/colonoscopy.

HRRMC has three board-certified physicians on our medical staff that provide gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures.

Jian-zhe Cao, M.D., FACS, Jeremy Hedges, M.D., and Karen Johnson, M.D. have offices at the hospital's main campus in Salida. They see patients by appointment as well as perform surgical procedures at HRRMC.

HRRMC's gastroenterology nurse practitioner Leslie Monagle, FNP-BC, also sees patients three days a week.

HRRMC has contracted additional GI services through Associates in Gastroenterology (AG) of Colorado Springs. AG's four fellowship-trained gastroenterologists see patients at the hospital's Specialty Clinic and perform procedures at the hospital.

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

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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.