Why an Endoscopy?

Through state-of-the-art technology, physicians are able to examine almost any part of the digestive track. Because of this, your doctor may ask you to have an endoscopy to help examine symptoms, diagnose causes, and/or treat your condition.

Examining Symptoms

Symptoms that might cause your doctor to ask for an endoscopy could include any of these:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

Diagnose Causes

Your doctor could also use an endoscopy to help diagnose the problem causing your symptoms. He or she can get a tissue sample during your endoscopy to test (biopsy) for conditions like anemia, bleeding, inflammation, diarrhea, or cancer.

Treatment

Some problems in the digestive system can be treated by using an endoscope to do the following:

  • Burn a blood vessel to stop bleeding
  • Widen a narrow esophagus
  • Remove a blockage
  • Remove a polyp

Types of Endoscopy Procedures

Our endoscopy center offers these diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures:

Douglas G. Adler, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.4

4.4 out of 5

Douglas Adler, MD, is a Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also an investigator and director of therapeutic endoscopy at Huntsman Cancer Institute. His interests focus on pancreatobiliary disease (disorders of the pancreas, gallbladder, a... Read More

Linda S. Book, M.D.

Dr. Linda Book graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Utah. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutriti... Read More

John H. Bowers, M.D.

John H. Bowers, M.D. attended the University of Utah where he obtained a BS in Medical Biology in 1966, and a MD degree from the U of U School of Medicine in 1970. After completing his internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University in 1971, Dr. Bowers spent 3 years active duty in the U.S. Army as a Medical Officer during the Vietnam conflict. H... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Gastroenterology

Locations:

Veterans Administration Medical Center
Gastroenterology Lab
(801) 584-1236

Kathleen K. Boynton, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Kathleen Boynton, M.D. received her medical degree from the University of Florida. She also served as an Intern, Resident, and Chief Resident while in Florida. Dr. Boynton then came to Utah, and completed her Fellowship at the University of Utah. Her clinical interests include immune related disorders of the GI tract. Dr. Boynton is board certi... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, GI Motility, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Women's GI Health

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
(801) 213-9797

Richard M. Craig, Jr., M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Richard M. Craig, Jr., is board-certified in Gastroenterology. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990 and completed an internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 1993. He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bayview in 1993. Dr Craig's prof... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Gastroenterology

Locations:

Redstone Health Center (801) 213-9797
Redwood Health Center
Gastroenterology
(801) 213-9797

John C. Fang, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.5

4.5 out of 5

John Fang M.D., is the Division Chief and Professor Medicine of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute. His clinical interests include treatment, diagnosis, and continuing care for gastrointestinal diseases and endoscopy. He specializes in Barrett's Esophagus, Enteral Nutrition, Esophageal... Read More

Specialties:

Barrett's Esophagus, Endoscopy, Enteral Nutrition, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Diseases, GI Motility, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Therapeutic Endoscopy

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
(801) 213-9797
Redwood Health Center
Gastroenterology
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
(801) 213-9797

Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco graduated from medical school in Mexico and completed post-graduate medical education in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in both Mexico and the United States, where he recently completed fellowship training in Transplant Hepatology at the prestigious Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic in Phoeni... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Liver Transplant
(801) 581-5632
University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
(801) 213-9797

Andrew J. Gawron, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew Gawron is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah and VA Medical Center. His clinical interests include treating patients with esophageal disease (gastroesophageal reflux disease, motility disorders such as achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis). He performs colonoscopy, upper endoscopy and interprets esophageal motility and p... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Diseases, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Locations:

University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
(801) 213-9797
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1236

M. Kyle Jensen, M.D.

Dr. Jensen received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, followed by a Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then completed an Advanced Pediatric Hepatology and T... Read More

Kathryn A. Peterson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Kathryn Peterson, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Peterson specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system including Eosiniphilic Esophagit... Read More

Specialties:

Barrett's Esophagus, Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Diseases, GI Motility, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Women's GI Health

Locations:

Redwood Health Center
Gastroenterology
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
(801) 213-9797

Matthew H. Steenblik, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Dr. Matthew Steenblik completed his medical degree and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Utah. He then served as chief medical resident in the Department of Medicine before completing his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Utah where he also served as chief fellow. He is currently seeing all types of cases i... Read More

I. Raymond Thomason, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Dr. Ray Thomason graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Utah and completed post-graduate medical education in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Utah. He has been involved in Transplant Hepatology in Utah since 1986. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, H... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Liver Transplant
(801) 585-6321

Christopher C. Tietze, M.D., Ph.D.

Chris Tietze, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah. He is the Director of Hepatology at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City and is the GI Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Tietze trained under Dr. David Alpers in the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington Universit... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

Locations:

University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
(801) 585-0000
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1236

Ashok K. Tuteja, M.P.H., M.D., MRCP(UK)

Patient Rating:

4.2

4.2 out of 5

Ashok K. Tuteja, M.D., M.P.H., M.R.C.P. received his medical degree from Delhi University. He did his internal medicine residency in England where he was awarded Membership in the Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.). He received his Masters in Public Health from Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at... Read More

Specialties:

Constipation, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Fecal Incontinence, GI Motility, Gastroenterology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Locations:

Farmington Health Center (801) 213-9797
Redwood Health Center
Gastroenterology
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
(801) 213-9797
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1236

Michael J. Walker, M.D.

Dr. Michael Walker received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah. He then served as chief medical resident in the Department of Medicine. Following this time, he completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at ... Read More

University Hospital
Clinic 3
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9797
Redwood Health Center 1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City UT 84119
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9797
Redstone Health Center 1743 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9797
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9797
Huntsman Endoscopy & Family Cancer Assessment 2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9797