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.


Digestive Health Center

Deaconess Health and Education Center
910 West Fifth Avenue, Suite: 501
Spokane, WA  99204
TEL: (509) 755-5220
FAX: (509) 459-1653
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Valley Specialty Center

1415 North Houk Road, Suite: D
Spokane Valley, WA  99216
TEL: (509) 755-5580
FAX: (509) 755-5583
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Miguel Ordonez, M.D.

Miguel Ordonez, M.D., joined the Rockwood Digestive Health Center in July 2013. He received his undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and his medical degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. Dr. Ordonez completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, as well as a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of South Alabama Hospitals in Mobile, AL. He also completed a training program in the application of stem cell transplantation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Lied Transplant Center in Omaha, NE. Dr. Ordonez is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of many organizations including the American Association of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians.
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