Our Endoscopy Unit has been recognized for being at the forefront of patient care and safety.
As a result of meeting the rigorous criteria set forth by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for it's Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP), we have been honored for our commitment to delivering high-quality, safe patient care.
With this special recognition, you can feel confident in knowing that we are dedicated to these important principles:
- Effective Clinical Care. Engage in continuous evaluation of the quality of care being provided as supported by unit policies and monitoring of physician performance relative to national benchmarks.
- Safe Care. Adhere to nationally-recognized clinical and safety guidelines to direct training and competency assessment of all unit personnel.
- Patient-Centered Care. Give patients the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their care, offer excellent customer service, and provide channels for customer feedback.
At Northwest Gastroenterology Specialists we treat diseases and conditions of the digestive system including:
- Abdominal pain
- Biliary disease
- Colon cancer
- Colon polyps
- Gallbladder and biliary tract disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Hiatal hernias
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Liver disease
- Nutritional problems
- Women's health
Cancer Screening Options
Because early detection of colon cancer can save lives, our physicians perform a variety of screenings including colonoscopies, which can identify and remove polyps before they become cancerous.
- EGD- diagnostic and therapeutic
- Halo/Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's EMR/Endoscopic mucosal resection
- Colonoscopy- diagnostic and therapeutic
- ERCP/Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with therapeutic interventions
- Screening Colonoscopy
For more information and guidelines on recommended frequency of colonoscopies as a cancer-preventing procedure, visit the American Cancer Society.
Meet Our Gastroenterologists
Ariana Greenwood, MD
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine