Gastroenterological care in Denver

The board-certified gastroenterologists at Rose Medical Center diagnose and treat disorders related to the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) system, including the liver and pancreas, by using the most advanced techniques and procedures. We perform a number of minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures, offering our patients the benefits of less pain, minimal scarring, fewer complications and a more rapid return to activity.

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GI conditions we treat

The general surgeons at Rose specialize in surgical options for patients struggling with gastrointestinal diseases. We offer surgical solutions for:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Appendicitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures

  • Appendectomy—removal of the appendix
  • Cholecystectomy—removal of the gallbladder
  • Esophagectomy—removal of part or all of the esophagus
  • Nissen fundoplication—wrapping the upper stomach around the lower esophagus to help prevent the back up of acid into the esophagus from the stomach
  • Gastrectomy—removal of all or part of the stomach
  • Hernia repair—pushes the small intestine back where it belongs and repairs the abdominal wall
  • Lysis of adhesions—cuts scar tissue resulting from a previous surgery or condition to restore function and reduce pain
  • Pancreatectomy—removal of all or part of the pancreas
  • Pyloromyotomy—helps restore a narrowed pyloric sphincter to its normal function

Minimally invasive colorectal procedures

Rose Medical Center’s robust minimally invasive surgery program includes many colon and rectal procedures that are improving patients’ lives with excellent outcomes, reduced pain, shorter recoveries and less scarring. Our colorectal surgeons offer:

  • Colon resection—removal of the diseased part of the bowel after which the two healthy sections of the colon are reattached
  • Colectomy—removal of all or part of the colon
  • Colostomy—connects the large intestine to the wall of the abdomen
  • Ileostomy—connects the small intestine to the wall of the abdomen
  • Low anterior resection—removes cancers high in the rectum closer to the colon
  • Perineal resection—removal of the anus, rectum and sigmoid colon to treat cancer
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Esophageal and Pelvic Floor Clinic

Rose Medical Center is the only facility in Denver to offer this unique program aimed at providing care for the esophagus and pelvic floor. The Esophageal and Pelvic Floor Clinic (EPC) provides a variety of diagnostic testing within one center to help identify a number of potential gastrointestinal conditions. Available testing includes:

  • 24-hour pH—evaluates acid reflux
  • 24-hour pH plus impedance—measures acid and nonacid reflux and bolus transit
  • Anal rectal ultrasound—evaluates anal sphincter muscles
  • Anorectal testing—evaluates rectal function
  • Biofeedback—retraining of pelvic floor muscles for fecal and urinary problems
  • Breath testing—evaluates bacterial overgrowth, fructose and lactose intolerance
  • Capsule endoscopy—evaluates the small bowel
  • Esophageal manometry—evaluates esophageal motility
  • Pudendal nerve test—evaluates pudendal nerve function
  • Sponge myography—evaluates puborectalis muscle
For more information about any of the procedures offered at the Esophageal and Pelvic Floor Clinic, please contact our program director at (303) 320-7376.

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