Southwest Gastroenterology Associates
Welcome to Southwest Gastroenterology Associates
Southwest Endoscopy, LTD (SWE), is an ambulatory care facility providing a nearly full range of gastrointestinal endoscopy services to outpatients only.
Open Access Colonoscopy Screening
Southwest Gastroenterology now offers "Open Access Colonoscopy" screening to healthy patients with no Gastrointestinal symptoms. With Open Access Colonoscopy, a pre-procedure visit may no longer be required, thus saving you time and effort. If you would like to find out if you qualify for the "Open Access Colonoscopy", please call
No physician referral required.
Southwest Gastroenterology Associates is pleased to offer their patients on-site laboratory services on a walk-in basis, with no need for an appointment. Laboratory services are provided through Quest Diagnostics. The laboratory performs many tests in-house with rapid turnaround time. Also, it provides many specialty test services, which can be sent to a Quest Diagnostics reference lab with 24 to 48-hour turnaround times. Quest accepts most insurances. Quest Diagnostics is an independent operation and is not a part of Southwest Gastroenterology Associates, P.C. Their services are provided for the convenience of our patients. Your insurance is billed directly by Quest Diagnostics. If you have any questions regarding lab billing, please call 1-800-999-5222, option 8. If you prefer, you can go to an off-site lab for your tests.
Dr. John A. Burdon Announces His Retirement
Dr. John Burdon, a well-known and respected gastroenterologist, has announced he will retire from active practice with Southwest Gastroenterology Associates on July 1, 2013 after 23 years of providing healthcare throughout New Mexico.
Dr. Burdon graduated from Louisiana State University – New Orleans School of Medicine in 1982. After his internship and residency in New Orleans he moved to Albuquerque and joined Southwest Gastroenterology Associates.
Dr Burdon is an avid fisherman and is looking forward to retirement in Pass Christian, Mississippi along with his wife of 33 years.
He leaves thanking you for your trust and faith in allowing him to care for your medical needs over the years.
He refers his patients to his 10 partners, including 3 female gastroenterologists; they have worked together at Southwest Gastroenterology Associates for over 30 years and share the same excellent patient care philosophy.
The physicians and staff at Southwest Gastroenterology Associates will miss Dr. Burdon and wish him well.
Information for Patients
Your primary care physician may ask you to see a gastroenterologist for a number of reasons. Although it is not necessary to have a referral to be seen by one of our physicians. If you have been referred to our office, or if you would like to schedule an appointment without a referral, please call (505) 999-1600, Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm.
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