Category: Granite Peaks Gastroenterology

By R. Kyle Barnett, MD UPDATED: 10/18/2018 Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and the third most common in women, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented—not just detected—through colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer arises from precancerous growths, or polyps, that grow in the […]

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by Dr. Christopher Cutler In 2015, the American College of Gastroenterology published clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s esophagus (BE). The following is a summary of this guideline which the physicians at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology would like to share with you: —Screening of the general population for BE is not recommended. —Screening […]

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By Dr. Christopher Cutler As a doctor here at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology, I reflect on Humanitarianism: the promotion of human welfare; making other people’s lives better, regardless of their gender, race or religion. Dr. Michael VanRooyen personifies humanitarianism. For him, providing for the health and welfare of the world’s oppressed and suffering is not a […]

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By Dr. Christopher Cutler Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat acid-peptic disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, and peptic ulcer disease. There are several PPIs on the market including Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), and Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate). While PPIs overall are […]

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James M. Stewart, MD:  “As a gastroenterologist, I believe that gastrointestinal health and well-being are critical to enjoying a healthy lifestyle, and all that Utah has to offer. After completing my gastroenterology training at Banner Good Samaritan/ VA program in Phoenix, Arizona, I am pleased to start practicing at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology in Sandy, Utah […]

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At Granite Peaks, we believe it’s very important to learn about your provider, and their goals that are aimed at creating the best patient care possible. Granite Peaks Gastroenterology brings a new dimension to healthcare in Utah. Formed in Sandy, Utah, Granite Peaks brings together a team of well-established physicians and staff with the common goal of creating […]

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An estimated 3 million Americans are living with Celiac Disease, and 83% don’t even know they have the disease. That’s a staggering statistic, especially with all of the noise on the market promoting gluten-free foods and beverages.  According to an article from Food Navigator, “Mintel, which has one of the broadest definitions [of gluten-free], pegs […]

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As you know, March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, AKA the Blue Campaign. Granite Peaks Gastroenterology had a great campaign with several interviews on Channels 2, 4, and 5. Granite Peaks knows the importance of raising colon cancer awareness because a simple screening procedure could save your life, and the lives of those you love. […]

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