Digestive Health Associates, Professional Corporation A Private Practice Limited to Consultative Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Hepatology Board Certified Specialists in Gastroenterology
Recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for promoting quality in endoscopy AAAHC-accredited Endoscopy Center
Participating Facility, GI Quality Improvement Consortium
Serving Southwest Colorado from our Durango, Colorado location since 1983
Southwest Colorado's 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
We specialize in providing high-quality colonoscopy services that are safe, comfortable, private, cost-effective and convenient.
Colonoscopy in our quality-recognized and accredited office-based endoscopy center avoids the high cost and cost-sharing* incurred at a hospital's outpatient department.
*your personal financial liability for charges remaining after insurance processing
Most patients spend less than two hours in our facility and leave with a complete written report of their findings, ready to resume most activities as soon as they depart. Our doctors are colonoscopy experts, performing more than 2,300 of these procedures yearly at our in-town freestanding endoscopy center, where we have provided more than 24,000 colonoscopies since we opened in 2001. Our patients have the confidence of knowing that Drs. Gerstenberger, Christensen and Saslow are experienced specialists with an extensive local reputation, having together provided over 64 years of gastroenterology care in Durango.