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
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.