Associates in Gastroenterology, PC Endoscopy Center of Colorado Springs

Associates in Gastroenterology, PC Endoscopy Center of Colorado Springs

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Associates in Gastroenterology
Left to Right: Dr. Cesario, Dr. Garza, Dr. Kavanaugh, Dr. Lunt.


Associates in Gastroenterology


2940 N. Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Dr. Cesario continues to be recognized as the top hepatologist in our community. She studied at Washington University and then completed her medical education and training at the University of Colorado and the Cleveland Clinic. She remains the only transplant hepatology trained and boarded physician in Colorado Springs. She treats the entire spectrum of liver disease with compassion and excellence in her very in-demand clinical practice.

Dr. Garza completed his undergraduate and medical education at Vanderbilt University. He has a special interest in esophageal disease and GI malignancy. He also has performed over a thousand endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedures at Penrose Hospital, where he serves on the Credentials Committee. He currently serves as the president of our practice and has an interest in GI practice management and improving delivery of care. He regularly attends national meetings and works with elected officials and representatives in Congress as part of the Digestive Health Physicians Association. 

Dr. Kavanaugh has provided quality and compassionate care in Colorado Springs for over a decade. Similar to his current recognition as a Top Doctor, he was frequently recognized for clinical excellence during his training years at Georgetown Medical School and Thomas Jefferson Hospital. He received multiple awards including being selected as chief resident. He treats all aspects of GI disease, from IBD to IBS, with dedication to his clinic. He performs the full spectrum of endoscopic procedures, from advanced biliary endoscopy to highly appreciated therapies for hemorrhoids.

Dr. Lunt offers our patients expertise in multiple areas of advanced endoscopy, as well as offering life-changing therapies for fecal incontinence. He is a native Coloradoan, avid skier, kayaker, and outdoor enthusiast. He has been a physician leader for many years, directing our endoscopy center since its inception in 2005, and in a recurring role as the physician director for the GI labs at Penrose and St. Francis hospitals.

Associates in Gastroenterology has been providing excellent care in gastroenterology and hepatology in Colorado Springs for 41 years. We currently have 10 physicians and seven advanced-practice providers, all based out of our two offices in Colorado Springs. We treat the whole spectrum of GI disease. We offer access to dietician services, treatment of pelvic floor disorders and incontinence, advanced motility assessment, and noninvasive ways to assess liver disease. We have two locations, including our main office on the Audubon Medical Campus, and a second office in the new St. Peregrine Pavilion, on the campus of St. Francis Medical Center. Our new endoscopy center, also in the St. Peregrine Pavilion, should be open later in this year to complement the new office and serve our metro area’s growing northern and eastern neighborhoods. Our current endoscopy center, Endoscopy Center of Colorado Springs (ECCS), has been providing excellent outpatient endoscopic care since 2005, and annually has 99 to 100 percent patient satisfaction scores. ECCS will continue to anchor our outpatient endoscopic care. We pride ourselves on a compassionate experience for our patients, with providers practicing the highest level of clinical gastroenterology.

To learn more about our practice, please visit our website at or call 719-635-7321.