Endoscopy

Endoscopy

If you struggle with chronic gastrointestinal discomfort or pain, life can be hard to manage. Dr. Westhoff can help you find relief.

From gastroesophageal reflux to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), we use the most advanced tools and techniques to diagnose and treat all conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Our gastroenterologist is also experienced in the early detection and prevention of these conditions, including colon cancer.

Colorectal Screening Exams

A colonoscopy is recommended for everyone at age 45, or earlier for those with a family history of colon cancer. Early stages of colon cancer often don't present any symptoms, which is why it is so important to get a colonoscopy screening to help detect and remove pre-cancerous polyps.

How do I prepare?

The preparation for these tests varies greatly, depending on the procedure. When you receive a call from scheduling they will inform you what preparation is required for your test.

Contact us today at (620) 672-7451 with any questions you may have regarding services performed at our state-of-the-art Endoscopy Suites at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

Diagnostic endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies can be performed right here in Pratt. We have 5 pre/post private rooms and 2 endoscopy suites on the third floor at PRMC.

The procedures include:
Colonoscopy
Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

Advanced Endoscopy Services

Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible tool called an endoscope to see the inside of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This procedure can diagnose and treat several gastrointestinal conditions, including pancreatic and liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Our gastroenterologist uses the most advanced endoscopy techniques to deliver more accurate diagnoses and targeted treatments, so you feel quicker relief from your symptoms.

Conditions We Treat

Gastrointestinal conditions can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestines, and rectum). Not only is our gastroenterologist focused on determining the most effective treatment for these conditions, but she is also dedicated to the early detection and prevention of a range of diseases, including certain cancers.

Some of the conditions we care for include:

Biliary Tract Conditions

Celiac Disease

Crohn's Disease

Diverticulitis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis