Gastroenterology (GI) Lab at
St. Anthony Hospital
Diagnosing disorders of the gastrointestinal tract can be difficult, which makes the extensive range and quality of gastroenterology (GI) services provided by St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, all the more significant.
The GI Lab at St. Anthony Hospital is among the most sophisticated in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gastroenterologists are board-certified and the nursing staff is composed of all Registered Nurses. Along with traditional GI procedures, the GI Lab offers diagnostic and treatment options unavailable in many other community hospitals including Cellvizio, making it possible for physicians to view tissue at a cellular level, and in real time.
Standard GI procedures include:
- EGD (esophagealgastroduodenoscopy, an upper GI scope)
- ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) under fluoroscopy for biliary pancreatic disorders
- Gastronomy tube (feeding tube) placement
- Banding of esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels within the wall of the esophagus)
- Botox® injections for treatment of achalasia (decreased motility of esophagus)
Advanced GI Procedures offered at St. Anthony Hospital:
- Cellvizio® - The world's world’s smallest microscope allows physicians to diagnose and treat cancerous and pre-cancerous tissue more effectively.
- BarrXTM HALO procedure for treatment of Barrett's Esophagus
- Endoscopic ultrasounds
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy (where the patient swallows a capsule containing a tiny camera to capture images of the small bowel)
- Esophageal manometry studies (for swallowing disorders)
- Anorectal motility studies (to determine the cause of anorectal sphincter dysfunction)
- Bravo pH monitoring (to evaluate GERD or reflux)
- Small bowel enteroscopy
- Sphincter of Oddi manometry (performed in conjunction with ERCPs to diagnose Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction)
- Argon plasma coagulation (to stop all sources of GI bleeding)