Southwest Endoscopy is owned and operated by Southwest Gastroenterology Associates Physicians, listed below:
- Andrew C. Mason, M.D.
- Nikki Parker-Ray, M.D.
- Gabrielle M. Adams, M.D.
- Michael K. Bay, M.D.
- Howard K. Gogel, M.D.
- George A. Holman, M.D.
- Antoine F. Jakiche, M.D.
- Mitchal A. Schreiner, M.D.
- Lance Trent Taylor, M.D.
- Angelina A. Villas –Adams, M.D.
Southwest Endoscopy, conveniently housed under the same roof as our medical offices, is New Mexico’s only freestanding endoscopy center. Endoscopic procedures are performed in a safe, convenient, non-threatening environment, eliminating the need for a hospital stay.
Services We Offer
We provide complete specialty care for a wide range of digestive disorders such as GERD, peptic ulcer disease, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Our full range of gastroenterology procedures includes:
Colonoscopy is advised for all average-risk patients, age 50 and older for routine colon cancer screening, whereby a careful examination is performed to discover and remove polyps. This procedure, which is performed under conscious sedation, has many indications including unexplained diarrhea, rectal bleeding, a family history of colon cancer and constipation. This procedure is performed at Southwest Endoscopy.
Upper endoscopy is performed to examine the esophagus, stomach and small bowel for abnormalities. This includes problems related to disorders of swallowing, black stools, ulcer disease, and abdominal pain. This is performed at Southwest Endoscopy.
Patients with a narrowed portion of the esophagus often have trouble swallowing, causing discomfort or pain. This procedure allows your physician to dilate, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus usually performed as part of a sedated endoscopy performed at Southwest Endoscopy.
An exam used to evaluate the lower part of the large intestine (colon). A flexible sigmoidoscopy exam can help your doctor explore possible causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, a change in bowel habits, chronic diarrhea and other intestinal problems. This procedure is performed at Southwest Endoscopy.
At Southwest Gastroenterology, we use the patented, CRH O’Regan System ™, considered the “gold standard treatment” This highly effective, minimally invasive procedure is performed in our office. The procedure lasts less than a minute. If there are multiple hemorrhoids, we treat them one at a time in separate visits.
This procedure is performed at the hospital to examine your bile ducts (drainage tubes from the liver/gallbladder) and the pancreas. Tissue can be sampled during this examination if needed. This procedure is performed at the hospital.
This procedure allows your physician to examine your esophageal and stomach linings, and the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. With the help of an endoscope and an ultrasound probe, we will use sound waves to create visual images of your digestive tract. EUS can be used to diagnose conditions that may cause abdominal pain or abnormal weight loss, as well as examine known lumps or lesions. This procedure is performed at the hospital.
This test is performed at the hospital to measure exactly how the esophagus swallows. This allows your physician to diagnose and treat any underlying esophageal disorders. This procedure is performed at the hospital.
Esophageal pH monitoring is used to check how much stomach acid is entering the esophagus. It also checks how well the acid is cleared downward into the stomach. It is a test for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This procedure is performed at the hospital.