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
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.
Procedure Preparation Documents:
Maps & Directions:
*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
Digestive Health CenterDeaconess Health and Education Center
910 West Fifth Avenue, Suite: 501
(509) 459-1653Map Location
Valley Specialty Center
1415 North Houk Road, Suite: D
Spokane Valley, WA
(509) 755-5583Map Location
Rachel Ghiorso, MSPAS, PA-C
Rachel Ghiorso, MSPAS, P.A.-C, joined the Rockwood Digestive Health Center in March 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, GA. Rachel is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.