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Prosser Digestive Health Center

The specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology diagnoses and treats disorders of the digestive system, which is made up of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas and biliary system. ​

If you have questions as to whether you need to see a gastroenterology specialist, please make an appointment with your primary care provider to discuss your gastrointestinal concerns.

Conditions treated/services provided

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Swallowing problems and esophageal motility disorders
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Celiac disease
  • Biliary tract disorders (including gallstones and bile duct problems)
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colorectal polyps (including removal of large > 2 cm colon polyps)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Rectal pain
  • Liver disorders
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures

Procedures available at the Prosser Digestive Health Center

  • Colonoscopy - average Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) for our gastroenterologists is 46% (minimum standard 25%)
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large colon polyps
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal stricture dilatation
  • Push enteroscopy
  • PEG/PEJ placement
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Tissue sampling (biopsies throughout the GI tract)
  • Liver biopsy

Procedures available through our outside GI consultants

  • ERCP (endoscopic retrogade cholangiopancreatography). Coming March 2023, ERCPs will be offered by our own GI provider.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Treatment of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus
  • Esophageal manometry and pH testing
  • Deep enteroscopy
  • POEM esophagus
  • Anorectal manometry

Preparing for your colonoscopy

It is very important to follow the colonoscopy prep instructions carefully and not skip any steps. Otherwise, you may not be cleaned out adequately, may require additional preparation and your colonoscopy may need to be rescheduled.

24-hour prep instructions:

48-hour prep instructions:

Quality improvement activities

The Prosser Digestive Health Center participates in GIQuIC (GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd.), a quality improvement registry developed in conjunction with the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Participation in GIQuIC allows gastroenterologists to demonstrate the quality of their performance and their dedication to continuous improvement. It allows users to benchmark quality, identify gaps in care, and develop specific and targeted quality improvement initiatives. The data generated by this registry is also used for medical research.