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, MD

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, MD

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

Kathleen K. Boynton, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 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:

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

Richard M. Craig, Jr., MD

Patient Rating:

5.0

5.0 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, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 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, Clinic 3
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
801-213-9797

Ann Flynn, MD

Dr. Flynn attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and gastroenterology fellowship training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Fellow. She completed an advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease... Read More

Specialties:

Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center 801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
801-213-9797
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Gastroenterology Lab
801-584-1236

Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 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:

University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Liver Transplant
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
801-213-9797

M. Kyle Jensen, MD

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

Priyanka Kanth, MD, MSCI

Dr. Priyanka Kanth received her Medical Degree from Kasturba Medical College in India. She obtained graduate training in Internal Medicine from St. Mary’s Hospital in the United Kingdom and the University of Connecticut in the United States. Dr. Kanth completed her fellowship in the specialty of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah, after whi... Read More

Specialties:

Barrett's Esophagus, Colon Cancer, Constipation, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Diseases, Fecal Incontinence, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Polyposis (FAP), 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

Laura A. Pace, MD, PhD

Laura A. Pace, MD, PHD is a gastroenterologist who has specialized expertise in neurogastroenterology and motility disorders. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has special fellowship training in neurogastroenterology and motility disorders. Dr. Pace focuses on the diagnosis and management of individuals with gastr... Read More

Specialties:

Autonomic Disorders, Balloon Enteroscopy, Breath Tests, Connective Tissue Diseases, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Endoscopy, GI Motility, Neurogastroenterology, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), SmartPill, Video Capsule Endoscopy

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
801-213-9797
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Gastroenterology Lab
801-582-1565

Kathryn A. Peterson, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Kathryn Peterson, MD is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Utah Health. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.Dr. Peterson specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system including Eosiniphilic Esophagitis, Barrett’s Esophagus, and inflammatory bowel disease. She completed her m... 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:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
801-213-9797

Michael J. Sossenheimer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF

Michael Sossenheimer is a Clinical Track Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Düsseldorf and University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he earned his MD-PhD in 1989. Dr. Sossenheimer completed his internships and residency at the University of Düsseldorf and University of Maryla... Read More

Matthew H. Steenblik, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 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, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Dr. Ray Thomason graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School 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, Hepatology a... Read More

Specialties:

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

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Liver Transplant
801-213-9797
University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
801-213-9797

Christopher C. Tietze, MD, PhD

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. Dr. Tietze trained under Dr. David Alpers in the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Tietze has research inte... Read More

Specialties:

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

Locations:

University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
801-213-9797
Veterans Administration Medical Center 801-584-1236

Ashok K. Tuteja, MD, MRCP(UK), MPH

Patient Rating:

4.4

4.4 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
University Hospital
Gastroenterology, Clinic 3
801-213-9797
Veterans Administration Medical Center 801-584-1236

Michael J. Walker, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

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 Department of Medicine, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Cincin... Read More

University of Utah Hospital
Clinic 3
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
801-213-9797
Farmington Health Center 165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84o25
Map
801-213-9797
Redwood Health Center 1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Map
801-213-9797
Redstone Health Center 1743 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
Map
801-213-9797
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
801-213-9797
Huntsman Endoscopy & Family Cancer Assessment 2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
801-213-9797