News & Events
All our offices and endoscopy centers are open for in-person services, including elective, screening and surveillance procedures. We continue to offer telehealth appointments when appropriate.
Safety is our top priority. Please be aware of our current office policies as it relates to the Coronavirus pandemic:
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office. We are here to help (864) 232-7338.
March is colon cancer awareness month, so it is a fitting time to provide important information about colon cancer screening. Colon cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer in women and the third leading cause of cancer in men in the United States. It is unfortunate that so many people should be impacted by such a preventable disease. There are several ways to screen for colon cancer, but I would like to discuss two primary methods of doing so that garner a lot of attention; colonoscopy versus other non-invasive screening tests, namely Cologuard.
January 25th 2021 our Tiger Boulevard Clemson office moved to its new location at Patrick Square’s Town Center. The BRAND NEW facility includes an Ambulatory Surgical Center, giving residents easy and convenient access to endoscopic procedures. We are thrilled to join the Patrick Square community and are very excited to provide even more services to our current and new patients in the Clemson area.
All our offices and endoscopy centers are open for in-person services, including elective, screening and surveillance procedures. If appropriate, we continue to offer telehealth appointments for all patients.
Safety is our top priority. At Gastro, we are taking enhanced measures to ensure a safe and sanitized environment for all patients and staff. We are following CDC-recommended guidelines which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
At Gastroenterology Associates, we are committed to providing for your healthcare needs during the Coronavirus outbreak. We are pleased to offer the following services:
We are taking additional precautions at all our facilities to ensure the health and safety of our patients. We ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust our office flow to support CDC recommendations.
What to expect?
We want to ensure our facilities are safe spaces for all staff and patients. Upon arrival, please be prepared for the following:
For the most up-to-date information and recommendations on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website https://www.cdc.gov/.
Along with in-person office visits, we continue to offer Telehealth visits. This is a great way to see a provider from the convenience of your home. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please call our office before coming in for an in-person appointment. Our staff will be happy to reschedule you for a virtual visit. We are here to help.
Call (864) 232-7338.
Gastroenterology Associates is committed to providing your healthcare needs during the Coronavirus outbreak. We remain open and available to take care of patients during these difficult times.The health, safety, and well-being of our patients and staff are top priorities. We want to ensure our facilities are safe spaces for all patients that are continuing to be seen in the office. If any of the following applies to you, please call our office before entering our facility.
What we have implemented in our offices:
Protect yourself and others:
If you feel you may have COVID-19 or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive, please contact your Primary Care Provider. For the most up-to-date information and recommendations on COVID-19 you may visit the CDC or SC DHEC webpages.
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US, but now there are more ways to be screened than ever before.
Many physicians are wary of patients coming in with printouts of their Internet searches. The thicker the pile of printouts, the greater the amount of office time the physician has to spend explaining why the patient does not have the particular disease. …
As part of our annual effort to raise awareness for colon cancer prevention, the physicians and staff at Gastroenterology Associates in an annual colon cancer screening day. This effort is designed to provide colonoscopies to patients who otherwise could not afford or do not have access to colon cancer prevention…