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Chad Gonzales, MD

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Specialty Center at McKay-Dee
4403 Harrison Blvd. Suite 4650 Ogden, UT 84403


Board Certifications

American Gastroenterology Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
International Society of Functional GI Disorders
Utah Medical Association
Weber County Medical Society (Past President)
Ogden Surgical Medical Society (Past President)

Procedures / Treatments

  • Capsule Endoscopy Patients swallow a vitamin-sized wireless camera during capsule endoscopy. The camera passes through the digestive system taking thousands of images that can diagnose inflammatory bowel diseases, diagnose cancer, screen the small intestine, or screen the colon.
  • Colonoscopy A test to examine the colon and large intestine to diagnose, biopsy and diagnose colorectal ulcers, tumors, polyps, bleeding, inflammation, etc.
  • EGD Test An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is used to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the top part of the small intestine. EGD testing involves passing an endoscope through down a patient’s throat to examine the abnormality.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) ERCP combines GI endoscopy and X-rays to treat issues of the pancreatic and bile ducts including gallstones, leaks (from surgery or trauma), and cancer.
  • Esophageal Manometry Manometry measures the coordination and strength of the esophagus when a person swallows. This test can identify esophageal problems such as heart burn and acid reflux with a thin, pressure-sensitive tube passed through the nose, down the throat, and into the stomach.
  • PEG Tube Placement Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) allows nutrition, fluids, and/or medication to be guided directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus. The PEG tube is guided by an endoscope into the stomach through the abdominal wall.
  • SMART Pill An ingestible capsule that measures pH, pressure, and temperature as it travels through a patient’s body. The pill evaluates motility disorders such as gastroparesis and chronic constipation. SMART Pill eliminates radiation exposure and provides a complete transit profile of the GI tract.


University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship – 2002 to 2005

University of Utah Hospital & Clinics
Internal Medicine Residency – 2000 to 2002
Internal Medicine Internship – 1999 to 2000

University of Utah School of Medicine
M.D, 1999

Utah State University
B.S. Biology, 1995


Ogden Clinic – Gastroenterologist
Ogden, UT – 2019 to Present

Private Gastroenterology Practice
McKay-Dee Hospital
Ogden, UT – 2005 to 2019


Dr. Chad Gonzales grew up locally in Roy, Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Utah State University in 1995. He then attended the University of Utah School of Medicine for his MD before completing an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics in 2002 and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Iowa in 2005. After finishing his fellowship, Dr. Gonzales returned to the Ogden area where he’s been practicing ever since.

Education is also a large part of Dr. Gonzales’s life. He’s been involved in teaching pre-medical students, medical students and medical residents over the years and is a clinical instructor of GI endoscopy, Adjunct Professor of Surgery at University of Utah.

Some of Dr. Gonzales’s special interests include hepatitis, GI functional disease, inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s. He is a member of the several societies including The American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, International Society of Functional GI Disorders, and Ogden Surgical Medical Society.

When not working, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, skiing, and photography. He lives with his wife and 4 children.

Dr. Chad Gonzales on Ogden Clinic's Blog

Dr. Gonzales: Where You Bloat Tells a Lot About Why

Do you regularly gain a pant size after lunch? Does constipation usually accompany your bloating? Bloat is a very common complaint in Dr. Chad Gonzales’s clinical practice and one that’s fascinated him for years. When patients experience bloating, where it’s felt it is one of his first questions. According to him, where the bloat occurs is valuable information that can help inform a diagnosis.


Does Kombucha Really Improve Gut Health?

Kombucha is a sweetened, fermented black or green tea that’s gained popularity in recent years. Bacteria or yeast strains including Saccharomyces and Gluconacetobacter xylinus cause the drink to ferment, growing beneficial colonies called symbionts. In the gut, symbionts help us digest food, synthesize vitamins, and modulate the gut immune system.


Dr. Chad Gonzales in the Media

Ep. 54: Colon Cancer Risks and Stats | The Scope

For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Chad Gonzales shares some daunting stats about colon cancer. Dr. Gonzales performs colonoscopies at Ogden Clinic GI inside McKay Dee Hospital.

Ep. 67: Healthy Bowel Movements | The Scope

Chad Gonzales, gastroenterologist for Ogden Clinic, describes a healthy bowel movement.



Specialty Center at McKay-Dee
4403 Harrison Blvd. Suite 4650 Ogden, UT 84403

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