Find Expert Care in Our Anorectal Physiology Lab
Colorectal conditions can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, even life-threatening. But with advanced diagnostic testing, our specialists at AdventHealth Parker, formerly Centura Parker Adventist Hospital, work to pinpoint the root cause of your condition in our state-of-the-art anorectal physiology laboratory (ARP lab). Armed with that knowledge, we can chart a course for treatment that gets you back to living your best life.
Our ARP Lab Services
Our ARP Lab is staffed by a compassionate team of experts who tend to various anorectal-related conditions, including constipation, fecal incontinence, rectal cancer, rectal pain and prolapse. We aim to make your testing as comfortable as possible, so we will prepare you for what you can expect and guide you throughout your care.
Anal manometry is a non-invasive procedure that allows us to evaluate sensation and reflex to rule out Hirschsprung’s disease and help determine the cause of fecal incontinence.
During biofeedback, also known as pelvic floor muscle retraining, we can manipulate muscle strength by visually representing muscle activity.
Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Dynamic MRI allows us to visualize and compare the pelvic floor at rest to the pelvic floor at a maximum push.
We can test the nerves that stimulate the sphincter muscles and for pelvic outlet dysfunction with EMG.
Endorectal Ultrasound (ERUS)
We’re the first in Colorado to offer 3D ERUS. This state-of-the-art ultrasound technology gives a 360-degree visualization of the sphincter muscle, giving us unsurpassed detail of tumors, abscesses and fistulas.
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What You Can Expect
Appointments consist of a brief health interview followed by testing. Most patients find the testing minimally uncomfortable, and we’ll do everything we can to make your experience as positive as possible.
Please voice any concerns or discomfort before and during the process to help us get an accurate measurement. No medications are given, and you will not have to undress completely.
At AdventHealth Parker, we are here for you in body, mind and spirit. Let us partner with you on your journey to whole-person health.