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Digestive Health

The Rockwood Digestive Health Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the entire digestive system, including disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, gallbladder, liver and pancreas.

Direct access endoscopy procedures include EGD (upper endoscopy) which examines the esophagus, stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. Colonoscopy visually examines the entire colon and rectum for abnormalities, and is considered the most reliable procedure for colon cancer screening. Therapeutic procedures and biopsies can also be done at the time of these procedures.

Capsule endoscopy helps your doctor evaluate the small intestine, which cannot be reached by traditional EGD or colonoscopy. Most commonly done to evaluate the cause of anemia or bleeding from the small intestine, it utilizes a pill sized video capsule with its own lens and light source which the patient swallows.

ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) combines endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile ducts, including gallstones, scars, leaks from trauma or surgery, and cancer.

Our two endoscopy suites are equipped with the most progressive equipment and imaging capabilities available.

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*Note: If you are a patient that has kidney disease, or any kidney related problem, please contact the GI department before beginning any procedure preparation.

To schedule an appointment or colonoscopy, please call 509.755.5220.

Locations

Digestive Health Center

Deaconess Health and Education Center
910 West Fifth Avenue, Suite: 501
Spokane, WA  99204
TEL: (509) 755-5220
FAX: (509) 755-6580
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Featured Provider

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Lance Ferrin, M.D., Ph.D.


Lance Ferrin, M.D., Ph.D., joined the Rockwood Digestive Health Center in May 2013. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in California, then went on to earn both his medical degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Ferrin completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, as well as fellowships in Genetics and Biochemistry at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, MD, and in Gastroenterology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He is certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterological Association.
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