Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic is open and seeing patients for procedures and virtual clinic visits.
Call the scheduling department to make your appointment 503-229-1883.
Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Information
Is the COVID-19 vaccine right for me?
The physicians of Northwest Gastroenterology have been carefully reviewing information related to the FDA EUA approved Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Both vaccines completed all three phases of clinical trials and were determined to be safe and effective. We recognize patients with inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hepatitis, and those taking immunosuppressive medications were not represented in these trials. Data will not be available for these populations for some time. However, it appears the risk of contracting COVID-19 is higher than the risks associated with the vaccines. The current vaccines do not contain live virus and cannot cause infection. It is unlikely the vaccine will induce a flare of autoimmune disease but this is not certain.
We recommend all patients including those with inflammatory bowel disease and those taking immunosuppressive medications consider vaccination. Please discuss any concerns you may have regarding anaphylactic reaction with your primary care physician. If you are receiving corticosteroid therapy you may wish to discuss timing of your vaccination due to concern for decreased efficacy of the vaccine while on steroid therapy.
We do not have access to COVID-19 vaccines at this time.
Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic
Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic has been providing quality care for over 30 years and is the premier gastroenterology practice in Northwest Portland. Our practice consists of 9 board-certified gastroenterologists and three advanced practice clinicians.
All of the providers are highly trained and have expertise in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal disorders such as constipation, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, chronic liver disease, and colon cancer. In addition, NWGC physicians have extensive experience in performing gastrointestinal procedures including Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Video Capsule Endoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, and Esophageal Manometry.
Additionally, our providers will provide you with therapeutic management recommendations, if needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the field of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system. Physicians in this field specialize in diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the digestive tract, such as esophageal or colon cancer.
What Happens at a Gastroenterology Clinic?
At Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic, we will use the latest techniques and technology to diagnose and treat your gastrointestinal disorders.
What is Your Medical Staff Like?
Our staff consists of 14 physicians and three advanced practice clinicians. With their hard work, we are able to perform more than 300 colonoscopies and 150 endoscopies per month.
What Diseases Do You Treat?
Some of the diseases that we diagnose, treat and prevent include Crohn’s disease, chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What Procedures Do You Perform?
Some of the procedures that we perform include and endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasonography and manometry.