At Saltzer Gastro Center, we provide timely, accessible, cost-effective and compassionate care in a spacious new building equipped with the latest technology.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ.
It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis.
Patients need to be able to see their healthcare providers quickly and easily. We know that convenience is important, and continually seek to improve access to our medical professionals and clinic sites.
Quality Care is Our Priority
We strive to ensure that all World Health Organization and CDC standards including – appropriate hand hygiene, correct patient and site standards – are followed with each procedure. You will be asked many times to identify yourself and verify the correct spelling of your name, as well as your planned procedure. We verify this information frequently to assure that each patient has a safe, quality outcome.
Saltzer Health made a comprehensive commitment to cost transparency and the Saltzer Gastro Center’s mission is no different. There can be great variances in costs for outpatient surgery procedures. Our team is working to ensure patients can access an accurate cost for their procedure.
Happy one year anniversary to the Saltzer Health Gastro Center. The caregivers there look forward to many more years of service. Thank you Treasure Valley!
Lisa enjoys her work and her team at the Gastro Center. Even after four years working in gastroenterology, she is still learning new things. And she is energized by the opportunity to improve the health of her patients. “We have the opportunity to take care of a lot of people in ways that can positively affect their lives,” says Lisa. “It is so cool to be able to prevent cancer through colonoscopies.”
Colorectal cancer survival in the United States has improved significantly over the last three decades. But research shows that colon cancer rates have been increasing in younger adults (under age 50) for years.