Digestive Health Center at Porter

Porter Adventist Hospital

2525 S Downing St
Denver, Colorado 80210

Emergency Room: 24/7

Digestive Health Center at Porter

Porter Adventist Hospital


The Digestive Health Center at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic technologies, able to quickly and accurately diagnose a variety of digestive diseases and disorders—from conditions as common as heartburn or lactose intolerance to complex diseases like Crohn’s or Barrett’s esophagus, that can lead to esophageal cancer.   

Our physicians, clinicians and lab technicians are considered leaders in their field, and are ready to serve the GI care needs of patients living in the Rocky Mountain Region by providing the following:

  • Advanced and ongoing medical staff training
  • Expert test administration
  • Precise test result review and interpretation
  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Revolutionary treatment options
  • Optimal outcomes
  • Highest quality control standards
  • One dedicated team
  • Physician oversight
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • Latest, patient-comfort-focused techniques
  • Conditions We Treat

    Nearly 50 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some type of short-term or long-term digestive or gastrointestinal issue. For most people, the tummy trouble is nothing more than passing gas or something they ate. However, there are millions of Americans who regularly consume antacids for temporary relief of what might be a serious, life-threatening illness. The key to properly treating any type of gastrointestinal disorders or diseases is early detection with screening, care and prevention. Though the more serious gastrointestinal diseases can be overlooked until the later stages, hence the importance of routine screenings, there are many that can be diagnosed with a simple test conducted at the Digestive Health at Porter Adventist Hospital.

    Our physicians can recommend a tailored treatment plan for gastrointestinal issues, such as:

    • Achalasia (swallowing problem)
    • Acid reflux or Heartburn
    • Acute Pancreatitis
    • Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Celiac Disease
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Chronic Pancreatitis
    • Collagenous Colitis
    • Constipation
    • Diverticulitis
    • Fatty Liver
    • Gallstones
    • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    • Hemorrhoids 
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Incontinence
    • Infectious Colitis
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Ischemic Colitis
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Lymphocytic Colitis
    • Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity
    • Pancreatic Pseudocysts
    • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Ulcers
  • Procedures and Services

    There are many different gastrointestinal tests available at the Porter Adventist Hospital GI Lab that can properly diagnose a variety of digestive issues. The type of test administered is closely tied to the symptoms a patient is experiencing. Though some digestive disorders are slow to show symptoms until later stages, there are usually commonalities that warrant testing once you talk to your doctor. In addition to routine colonoscopies that everyone should get, there are other health and family history and lifestyle variables that dictate tests your physician might suggest. 

    Once the symptoms have been identified, it is easier to select the screening technology that will be least invasive and most effective in determining a specific condition and tailored treatment plan. 

    Procedures & Services:

    • Anorectal Manometry Testing
    • Bravo pH Capsule
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy with Dilation
    • Endoscopy with Small Bowel Biopsy
    • Enteroscopy
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • High Resolution Esophageal Monometry
    • Hydrogen Breath Test
    • Lactose Breath Test
    • PEG (Feeding Tube) Placement
    • 24-Hour Impedance/pH Study