Combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts. ERCP is also used to diagnose problems, but the availability of non-invasive tests such as magnetic resonance cholangiography has allowed ERCP to be used primarily for cases in which it is expected that treatment will be delivered during the procedureBACK additional procedure information ×
A lighted flexible endoscope is used to view the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to diagnose ulcers, abnormal growths, precancerous conditions, bowel obstruction, inflammation and hiatal hernia.BACK additional procedure information ×
A procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum to detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, abnormal growths and polyps. Some polyps can be removed during screening.BACK additional procedure information ×
This procedure is used to see inside the sigmoid (lower) colon and rectum to detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths and ulcers.BACK additional procedure information ×
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The amount of experience your doctor has treating certain conditions is a good indicator of results. In other words, the more experience, the better the results.
At Palmetto Gastroenterology & Hepatology we provide care to almost 4000 people; every year; with digestive disorders and conditions, including Hepatitis, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Abdominal Pain, Celiac Disease, Reflux Disease and Esophageal Disorders.
In the same way the more experience your doctor has in performing specific procedures like Colonoscopy and Endoscopies, the better the results. According to American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a physician should perform at least 100 Colonoscopies annually. At PGH our Gastroenterologist performs more than 700 of these procedures and 700 or more Endoscopies along with ERCPs, annually. Collectively more than 18,000 procedures have been performed by our Gastroenterologist over the years.
At Palmetto Gastroenterology & Hepatology (PGH) we pledge to practice evidence based medicine. This means that we incorporate national guideline and best practices into all our patient care decisions.
To be the premier Gastroenterology practice in Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) by addressing each individual patient problem and improving their quality of life by delivering quality healthcare services, treatments and management.
We specialize in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), acid reflux, esophageal disorders, colon cancer prevention, hepatitis, among other digestive disorders. Our Gastroenterologist is Board Certified and has completed a 3 year training in GI in addition to an Internal Medicine residency and specializes in procedures like Colonoscopies, Endoscopies and ERCP etc. He has performed over 18,000 such procedures.
It is easy to assume that all physicians and practices deliver the same high quality medical services.
In fact, many people select a doctor simply by using their insurance directory to find a medical practice in a convenient location.
But how can you be certain you have choosen one of the best medical providers for your GI care?
At Palmetto Gastroenterology & Hepatology (PGH), you can be confident that you will receive premier medical care for all types of digestive system diseases and conditions.