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
Nicolas Villa, M.D.
Nicolas Villa, M.D., joined the Rockwood Digestive Health Center in July 2015. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Dr. Villa studied Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology. His went to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, for his advanced endoscopy fellowship. Dr. Villa is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American College of Physicians.