YAKIMA COLONOSCOPY DOCTORS

YAKIMA COLONOSCOPY DOCTORS

Get gastroenterology and colonoscopy services close to home, without driving into Seattle, Tacoma, or Spokane at Direct Imaging. Improve your digestive health, managing large intestine disorders with help from our Yakima Board Certified Gastroenterologists. Our skilled doctors provide high-quality, comprehensive care for individuals with a wide variety of gastrointestinal issues. Our affordable prices offer a better value than nearby hospitals, ensuring better health outcomes for residents of Yakima, Ellensburg, Selah, Cle Elum, and surrounding communities.

Why Visit Our Yakima Colonoscopy Clinic?

Our unmatched pricing and ability to deliver a more complete, accurate picture of gastrointestinal conditions set our Yakima imaging center apart.  Direct Imaging’s colonoscopy doctors perform higher quality examinations using state-of-the-art digital camera technology. Our trained gastroenterologists provide more detailed, comprehensive analyses than those offered at nearby hospital facilities, ensuring faster, more accurate diagnosis, fewer days in the hospital for GI conditions, and fewer complications from procedures.

Issues that Can Be Diagnosed with a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy from our skilled Yakima gastroenterologists can help your doctor diagnose and treat issues in the digestive system, such as:

  • Unexplained abdominal pain
  • Chronic constipation and diarrhea
  • Rectal itching
  • Blood, pus, or mucus in the stool
  • Polyps
  • Cancer
  • And other intestinal problems

The Colonoscopy Procedure

A tiny digital camera on the end of a long, plastic tube, called a colonoscope, is inserted into the anus during a colonoscopy. It delivers imagery to a monitor, offering a detailed view of colon/large intestine tissue and structures. For this reason, your bowels must be empty for the procedure to ensure clear imagery.

Our staff will instruct you to avoid consuming food or liquids several hours before your colonoscopy to achieve a more detailed view. Be sure to discuss medicines and supplements you are taking and when to stop them before your exam. We will also give you a bowel preparation kit, including laxatives, to stimulate bowel movements and clear your bowels.

We will give you IV sedatives during the procedure to ensure you will not experience pain or discomfort. You will lie on your side, and our gastroenterologist will gently insert the colonoscope into the anus and the colon, introducing air to enhance the imagery. The gastroenterologist will then examine the colon lining while withdrawing the scope, taking pictures or tissue samples as necessary. The colonoscopy procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes, but you should budget 2-3 hours from check-in to recovery.

After the colonoscopy, you may experience bloating, gas, and mild cramping. You may eat a light snack after about an hour of recovery. We advise scheduling someone to drive you home because of sedative side effects. Rest assured; you can expect to return to normal activities the following day.

Imaging Services Offered Alongside Colonoscopy

In some cases, additional imaging services may be necessary to provide a more detailed picture. For this reason, Direct Imaging’s colonoscopy doctors also offer:

Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy offers a more detailed view of the lower colon, the structure closest to the anus.

CT scans

Your physician may request a CT scan in combination with a colonoscopy to gain insight into the condition of adjacent organs and tissues.

Get more accurate, detailed colonoscopy results with help from our Yakima colonoscopy doctors. Contact Direct Imaging at 509-902-8857 to schedule a low-cost colonoscopy today.

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We accept Walk-ins based on technologist availability as well as scheduled appointments (preferred, reduces waiting time).

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We accept many forms of insurance including Kaiser, Regence and Medicare. We are adding new Insurance Partners all the time, please check with us for the latest list.
We also accept cash and credit cards.

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We are a small business and recognize the impact the COVID pandemic has had on our local and state economies.  We wipe down our equipment with a medical grade cleanser between every patient, we ask that you wear a mask at all times unless there is a medical reason you cannot.

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Our goal is your complete satisfaction, if for any reason you are not satisfied notify me dave@directimagingyakima.com and I will do my best to rectify the situation.

We are striving to be the best imaging center in Yakima County, please let us know how we are doing.

Dave Atteberry MD MSc.
Medical Director
Direct Imaging PC

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