Our Services

Lowcountry Gastroenterology Associates of Charleston offers diagnosis and treatment for both common and complex issues affecting the digestive tract. Whether you are having trouble swallowing, stomach issues, abdominal pain or changes in bowel habits, our providers will work to understand your condition and explain the options for addressing it. They will design a care plan unique to you and your health goals.

Conditions we commonly treat or manage include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; a condition marked by stomach acid regularly flowing up into the esophagus)
  • Barrett’s esophagus (a change in the cellular lining of the esophagus, often caused by repeated stomach acid exposure)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; a condition affecting the stomach and intestines that can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; inflammation of the digestive tract that can lead to diarrhea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain)
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (a chronic condition where white blood cells build up in the esophagus, leading to difficulty swallowing)
  • Hemorrhoids (swollen veins in the lowest portion of the rectum and anus)
  • Hepatitis B and hepatitis C (liver infections that can cause liver damage)
  • Colon cancer (a cancer in the large intestine)
  • Diverticular disease (an infection in the diverticula, or tiny pouches in the colon)
  • Peptic ulcer disease (a condition causing sores in the stomach and small intestine)
  • Celiac disease (an immune system reaction to eating gluten)
  • Cirrhosis (liver scarring that results from a liver disease or alcohol use)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Gastroparesis (a condition in which the stomach muscles don’t work properly to empty the stomach)

We offer services including:

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD; to view the upper part of the digestive tract)
  • CapsoCam (a pill-sized camera device swallowed by a patient to capture images of the digestive tract)
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; a procedure using an endoscope and X-rays to see how dye travels through the pancreas and bile ducts)
  • Colonoscopy (to view the lower part of the digestive tract)
  • Hemorrhoid banding (a nonsurgical procedure to treat hemorrhoids in our office)
  • Sacral nerve stimulation test (to help identify the cause of fecal incontinence)