What Services Does Peak Gastroenterology Associates offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of gastroenterological services, including diagnostics, treatment for digestive diseases, advanced endoscopy, and liver disease management, including advanced liver transplantation. Additionally, our infusion services can provide a welcome boost to your wellness. We are committed to ensuring the most comfortable patient experience.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office or filling out an appointment request form. We strive to accommodate patient appointments promptly and at convenient times, at the clinic most convenient for you. We have offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Lone Tree.

What Should I Bring to my First Appointment?

Please bring a photo ID, your insurance card, a list of current medications, and any relevant medical records or test results that could assist your treatment.

How Do I Prepare for a Gastroenterology Procedure?

Preparation for your procedure will depend on the specific type. Detailed instructions can be found by clicking here.

What Is a Good Faith Estimate?

Under the law, healthcare providers must provide patients who are uninsured or not using insurance with a Good Faith Estimate of the expected charges for medical services. This estimate must include the costs of tests, prescription drugs, and associated medical fees. The estimate must be in writing and provided at least one business day before your service. If your final bill exceeds the estimate by $400 or more, you have the right to dispute the bill.

Can I Get a Good Faith Estimate Even if I Have Insurance?

Regardless of your insurance status, you can request a Good Faith Estimate for any upcoming treatment or service. The estimate can help you understand your potential out-of-pocket costs and assist in planning your care.

What if I Have an Emergency?

If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room immediately. For urgent but non-emergency issues, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

What Is a Colonoscopy, and Why Is it Necessary?

A colonoscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the colon and rectum for abnormalities, such as polyps, ulcers, or cancer. It is recommended as a routine screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 45 or earlier for individuals with risk factors.

How Should I Prepare for a Colonoscopy?

Preparation for a colonoscopy typically involves following a special diet the day before the procedure and taking a laxative solution to cleanse the colon. Detailed instructions can be found by clicking here.

What Is an Endoscopy, and What Conditions Does it Diagnose?

An endoscopy allows doctors to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. It is used to diagnose conditions like GERD, ulcers, and celiac disease and to investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, or difficulty swallowing.

Is There Any Downtime After an Endoscopy or Colonoscopy?

Most patients can go home the same day after an endoscopy or colonoscopy. However, due to the sedatives used during the procedure, you will need someone to drive you home. Patients are usually advised to rest for the remainder of the day.

How Often Should I Have a Colonoscopy?

The frequency of colonoscopy depends on your initial results and risk factors. A colonoscopy every ten years is recommended for those with normal test results and have no other risk factors. Those with polyps or a family history of colorectal cancer may need more frequent screenings.

What Is ERCP, and Why Would I Need It?

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a specialized technique used to study the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. It is often performed to remove gallstones, diagnose blockages, and take tissue samples or place stents.

Can Dietary Changes Help Manage Symptoms After GI Procedures?

Yes, dietary changes can often help manage symptoms effectively depending on the condition to be treated. For instance, patients treated for ulcers or GERD might benefit from avoiding spicy foods and caffeine. Your gastroenterologist will provide specific recommendations based on your individual needs.

When Should I See a Doctor for Abdominal Pain?

You should seek medical attention for abdominal pain if it is severe, persistent, or accompanied by symptoms such as fever, vomiting, difficulty breathing, jaundice, or changes in bowel movements. Also, consult a doctor if the pain disrupts your daily activities or is accompanied by unexplained weight loss. Prompt evaluation is vital as abdominal pain can indicate a range of conditions, some of which may require immediate treatment.

When Is Liver Transplantation Considered as a Treatment Option?

Liver transplantation is considered for patients with end-stage liver disease, irreversible liver failure that cannot be managed with other treatments, or certain liver cancers. Candidates for transplantation are evaluated on various medical criteria to ensure the best outcomes post-surgery.

Why Choose Peak Gastroenterology Associates?

  • Experience: At Peak Gastroenterology Associates, we combine our expertise in gastroenterology with a deep commitment to warm, personalized care and service. Our board-certified gastroenterologists bring decades of combined experience, ensuring that each patient receives unparalleled, personalized medical attention. We are dedicated to staying at the forefront of medical advancements, actively participating in clinical research and trials to bring the latest treatments to our patients.
  • Compassion and Patient-Centered Care: Our practice is renowned for its compassionate approach. We understand that dealing with gastroenterological issues can be physically and emotionally challenging. We offer a supportive and respectful environment where patients are treated as partners in their healthcare journey. With state-of-the-art facilities and a focus on minimally invasive procedures, we aim to minimize discomfort and recovery time.
  • Personalized Support: Whether you are dealing with a common digestive issue or need complex liver or inflammatory bowel disease care, our team supports you at every step. Choose Peak Gastroenterology Associates for a healthcare experience that prioritizes your well-being, respects your needs, and is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes.

Please schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, or Lone Tree, Colorado, to be cared for by top-tier GI doctors who will treat you with compassion, personalized care, and the latest advances in GI medicine.

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