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Gastroenterology Expertise That’s Close to Home

Digestion problems can disrupt everyday life, so we’ve designed our digestive services to support you and help you heal in body, mind and spirit. At AdventHealth Porter, you’ll have access to world-renowned gastrointestinal (GI) specialists dedicated to providing comprehensive testing, diagnosis and treatment in a state-of-the-art facility.

Located on the hospital's third floor, our facility houses advanced diagnostic testing equipment and leading-edge treatments not found anywhere else in Colorado, including artificial intelligence technology that helps us detect more colorectal polyps during a colonoscopy.

Your care team will include GI experts like foregut surgeons, hepatologists and gastroenterologists who are fellowship-trained in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, and a Nurse Navigator to guide you.

We’re here to help you find the right gastroenterologist or a location that’s convenient for you.

Advanced Digestive Care to Help You Heal Fully

From routine heartburn and constipation to complex pancreatitis and digestive tract cancers, our gastroenterologists and their support teams are experts at diagnosing and treating your gut health issues. We are the only therapeutic endoscopic center in Colorado offering several advanced endoscopic procedures utilizing the most up-to-date technology. With more than 4,000 GI procedures performed, we bring a wealth of experience to caring for your condition.

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GI Testing and Treatment Options

  • BRAVO® pH Study
  • Celiac Plexus Block/Neurolysis
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Colonic Stent Placement
  • Colonoscopy
  • Duodenal Stent Placement
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endobariatrics
  • Endoscopic Gallbladder Drainage
  • Endoscopic Gastrojejunostomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Pouch Revisions for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
  • Endoscopic Suturing
  • Endoscopic Therapy of Bariatric Surgery Complications
  • Endoscopic Treatment of Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Cyst Gastrostomy
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Placement
  • Enteroscopy
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Esophageal Stent Placement
  • Esophagram
  • EUS Core Biopsy
  • EUS Fiducial Placement
  • EUS Fine Needle Aspiration
  • EUS-Guided Bile Duct Drainage
  • EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy
  • Fistula Closure
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy/Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Gastric Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Gastric Stent Placement
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Lactose Breath Test
  • Manometry
  • Pancreatic Necrosectomy
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Pancreatoscopy
  • PEG (feeding tube) Placement
  • pH Probe and BRAVO® Study
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Single-Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Smart Pill
  • WATS3D Testing

Frequently Asked GI Questions

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  • Question: Can acid reflux be managed?


    Most cases of acid reflux can be treated with medication, lifestyle changes and, if needed, surgery.

  • Question: Is acid reflux dangerous?


    Chronic and severe acid reflux is called GERD. If left untreated, it can lead to inflammation, symptomatic narrowing or strictures, pre-cancerous lining changes — and possibly cancer.

  • Question: What are the early signs of esophageal cancer?


    Unfortunately, esophageal cancer doesn’t usually cause symptoms until it’s reached an advanced stage.

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    However, symptoms can sometimes include:

    • Problems with swallowing
    • Throat pain
    • Unexplained weight loss

    Because esophageal cancer doesn’t have early signs, knowing if you’re at increased risk is important. Factors that increase your risk include chronic untreated acid reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, heavy alcohol use and smoking.

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  • Question: What are the signs and symptoms of gastroparesis?


    Many signs and symptoms of gastroparesis are the same as other digestive disorders. These include upset stomach, nausea, heartburn, stomach pains or bloating. Other signs that are less common in other disorders but are common with gastroparesis are feeling full after eating very little, chronic vomiting and weight loss.

  • Question: What are some unusual signs of GERD?


    Most people think they will also have heartburn if they have acid reflux. But that’s not always the case. Silent reflux, or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), can cause unusual signs of GERD, such as a bitter taste in your mouth, hoarseness, throat-clearing, sore throat, wheezing, chronic cough and asthma.

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Denver Gastroenterologists You Can Count On

When you need digestive relief, you want it fast. Our skilled and compassionate gastroenterologists at AdventHealth Porter are here to help you get a diagnosis and treatment, so you can get back to feeling like yourself.

Gastrointestinal Healing for Whole-Person Health

Whether you’re seeking a gastrointestinal diagnosis or treatment for a known gut issue, our AdventHealth Porter digestive health specialists are here to help you find answers and support. Our multidisciplinary approach to health means you’ll have a team at your back, ready to help you get back to your best life.