Tucson Medical Center Gastrointestinal Lab provides the highest level of care and a wide variety of procedures that help with detection and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas and small and large intestine or colon). Gastroenterologists, physicians with advanced training in digestive diseases, examine patients using endoscopes. An endoscope is a long flexible tube with a camera at the tip that is put into the stomach or colon. The patient is sedated for the examination. 

The most commonly procedures we perform are upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. This state-of-the-art GI Lab offers the best care available in the region. One of the main focuses is early detection and treatment of colon polyps, colon cancer and stomach disorders to help prevent the suffering and severe complications associated with these diseases. We treat clients of all ages and have the only GI lab in Southern Arizona that caters specifically to pediatric patients. All pediatric procedures are performed under child-friendly general anesthesia, administered by a dedicated pediatric anesthesiologist.

Endoscopic procedures include:

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Anal rectal manometry (ARM) for the diagnosis of pelvic wall disfunction in pediatric and adult patients. 
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound for the diagnosis of biliary masses and treatment of pancreatic cysts
  • Vcapsule endoscopy (PillcamTM Capsule Endoscopy)
  • Esophageal motility studies
  • 24- and 48-hour esophageal pH-monitoring studies, utilizing the state-of-the art wireless Bravo systemTM
  • SpyGlass techonology for visualization of bile duct stones