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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 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.

To schedule an appointm: (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.