Digestive Health Associates

Southwest Endoscopy Center

Coronovirus COVID-19 Advisory

Sustained community transmission is occurring in La Plata County.

Please follow all current recommendations regarding social distancing and stay-at-home, even if you are young and healthy. Doing so helps protect vulnerable populations and may reduce the risk and rapidity of spread through our community.

DO NOT COME TO OUR FACILITY IF YOU HAVE, OR RECENTLY HAD, FEVER, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS (COUGH AND/OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH), OR IF YOU HAVE COME INTO CONTACT WITH FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER CLOSE CONTACTS WHO HAVE OR RECENTLY HAD SUCH SYMPTOMS. 

DO NOT COME TO OUR FACILITY IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY CONTACT WITH A SUSPICIOUS OR CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19.

DO NOT COME TO OUR FACILITY IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY TRAVELED TO A HIGH-RISK AREA.

Please contact us by telephone prior to traveling to our facility if you have any questions regarding what you should do.

Southwest Endoscopy Center is currently not performing procedures, in accordance the governor's Executive Order.

Digestive Health Associates is open on a limited bases to allow continued care of established patients and to accept new patients for care that can be provided in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are offering telehealth and telephone appointments to most of our patients needing care at this time. Physical appointments may be offered at the discretion of the health care provider, based on our supply of personal protective equipment and our ability to keep our patients and staff members safe.

 
Digestive Health Associates, Professional Corporation
An Office-Based Private Practice Limited to Consultative Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Hepatology
Serving the Four Corners area of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona since 1983
A Covenant Surgical Partners practice and facility

Board Certified Office-Based Specialists in Gastroenterology
   Recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for promoting quality in endoscopy
    AAAHC-accredited Endoscopy Center
    Participating Facility, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable "80% by 2018" Campaign


 
Southwest Colorado's Office-Based Colon Cancer
 Screening and Prevention Specialists

Colon cancer is...
Preventable | Treatable | Beatable

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, up to 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.


"Patients who want the best results should pick an outstanding colonoscopist, cleanse their bowels scrupulously and probably take the final laxative dose shortly before the procedure. Colonoscopies have helped reduce the death rate from colorectal cancer. The main problem with colonoscopies is that too few people bother to get them."
-From the
New York Times, December 19, 2008




Southwest Colorado's only facilty recognized by the 
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Quality and Safety in Endoscopy

We specialize in providing office-based high-quality colonoscopy services that are comfortable, private, cost-effective and convenient.  Colonoscopy in our quality-recognized and accredited office-based endoscopy center avoids the high costs of a hospital outpatient department.


Most patients spend less than two hours in our facility and leave with a complete report of their findings, ready to resume most activities as soon as they depart.  Our doctors are colonoscopy experts, performing more than 2,000 of these procedures yearly at our in-town endoscopy center, where we have provided more than 33,000 colonoscopies since we opened in 2001.  Our patients have the confidence of knowing that Digestive Health's experienced specialists have an extensive local reputation, having together provided 75 years of gastroenterology care in Durango.


Does It Matter Who Is the Doctor Who Performs Your Screening Colonoscopy?

-Elaine Schattner in Forbes - 06/09/2014


See our Colonoscopy Quality FAQs to learn more about how colonoscopy at Digestive Health and Southwest Endoscopy "measures up."



We are pleased to announce our partnership with Covenant Surgical Partners
We will be rolling out a new website in the near future and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our services.



Read the New York Times:  10 Questions You Need to Ask About Colonoscopy
Watch CBS' Harry Smith's colonoscopy on the CBS Morning Show, with Katie Couric
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Need to laugh a little about your upcoming colonoscopy? 
Watch Ms. Butt Meddler




ASGE Quality Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program
 
AAAHC Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Southwest Endoscopy Center
 
Southwestern Colorado's Accredited and Quality Recognized-Endoscopy Center


Celebrating our 18th year of service as Southwest Colorado's leading provider of outpatient endoscopy services


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