Endoscopy

Endoscopy services at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA

For over 20 years Skagit Valley Hospital has provided endoscopy services to diagnose and treat ailments of the GI tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, bile ducts). Our GI specialists, pulmonologists and surgeons examine and treat more than 400 patients every month conducting a wide variety of diagnostic exams such as (click on a procedure below to learn more about it): 

   EGD (upper endoscopy)   
   Enteroscopy (small bowel)                     
   Colonoscopy
   ERCP (liver ducts)
   PEG (feeding tube) placement
   Esophageal Dilation
   Bronchoscopy (lungs)   
   Esophageal Manometry  
   24-hour ph study
   HALO Procedure for Barrett's Esophagus

Direct Access for Colonoscopies
Skagit Valley Hospital Endoscopy now offers a Direct Access plan to quickly register, schedule and receive your colonoscopy. If you are a healthy adult over the age of 50 and have no colon-related symptoms (rectal bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.) or any other major health problems, you may call our Direct Access line and speak to one of our nurses to arrange your exam, usually within the next two to three weeks. If you do not qualify for the Direct Access exam, the nurse will connect you with a direct consult line to the GI Specialty office to expedite a consult with one of the GI physicians for evaluation.
 
Please call 360-814-5739 Monday through Friday and leave your name, phone number and the best time to return the call. We will call you back to arrange for your colon exam through the Direct Access program. During this call the nurse will interview you about your health history, assist in your registration and give you an appointment for your exam. Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for the call. You can also email us at screeningcolonoscopy@skagitvalleyhospital.org.


Meet our Endoscopy Team
Our physicians will assist you in diagnosing and treating your GI problems with the aid of the highly trained staff at the Skagit Valley Hospital Endoscopy Center whether you are an inpatient at the hospital or only require outpatient services. The physicians below are located in Mount Vernon.

Kalyan Wadwa, MD
Don Wakelin, MD
Loan Vu, DO
Suresh Alagurusamy, MD
Mark Johnson, MD
Morris Johnson, MD
Bruce Skinner, MD
Mike Erie, MD
Joshua Hawkins, MD
Brian Kendregan, MD

Our Facility
We use state-of-the-art equipment to better serve our physicians so they can provide you with the best care in the area. Our facility includes five spacious procedure rooms and 14 pre- and post-procedure beds.

Our hours of operation are 8 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with staff on standby around the clock for all emergent as well as necessary inpatient procedures.

We are located on the second floor of Skagit Valley Hospital. Enter through the Kincaid Street entrance. Locate elevator “B” and upon exiting the elevator, turn right. Click here for a map and directions to the hospital.

For more information, call 360-814-2410.

Please click here to read more about diagnostic services at Skagit Valley Hospital.