Digestive Care

GI Associates of South Arkansas

Medical Services

Our Specialty concentrates on digestion and elimination of food. This involves the stomach and intestinal tract. We specialize in new technological advances in the treatment of:

  • Indigestion and Stomach Problems
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rectal Bleeding / Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Liver Disease / Hepatitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pancreatic Disorders
  • Weight Loss

Diagnostic Endoscopy Procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy through an Ostomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD, Upper Endoscopy)
  • Sigmoidoscopy, Flexible
  • ERCP, complete therapeutic services

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Bo-Tox Achalasia
  • Colon Decompression
  • Dilatation: Bougienage
  • Dilatation: Wire Guided
  • Dilatation: Hydrostatic Balloon
  • Electrocautery
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Placement (Endoscopic)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Heater Probe/BICAP Coagulation
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Jejunostomy (PEG/PEJ)
  • PEG Replacement Devices
  • Polypectomy
  • Variceal Banding
  • Remicade Infusion
  • Endoclips
  • ERCP, Complete Therapeutic Services

Specimen Collection

  • Biopsy, Endoscopic
  • Occult Blood Testing
  • Washings and Brushings, Noncytologic

Diagnostic Testing

  • Biopsy, Small Bowel
  • Gastric Analysis

Miscellaneous

  • Orbera Intragastric Balloon

We provide outpatient consults via physician referral only from your PCP or other specialist and inpatient consults for patients that are admitted to JRMC and require Gastroenterologist

Open Access Colon Cancer Screening

Your health is our #1 priority. In our commitment to the prevention of colon cancer, we offer our patients the option of “open access” colon cancer screening.

This allows the patient or referring physician to schedule a screening colonoscopy without a prior full gastrointestinal specialty consultation with one of our providers. Open access is appropriate for healthy patients who need a routine screening colonoscopy and who have no serious medical conditions. Patients with medical issues are advised to meet with one of our providers for a consultation and detailed history to ensure that it is safe for the s
patient to have a colonoscopy.

Who’s eligible for open access:

  • Open access is recommended for asymptomatic healthy individuals >50
  • Individuals with a family history of colon cancer
  • Any individual with prior history of colorectal cancer or colon polyps

You or your physician can contact GI Associates of South Arkansas directly to schedule your screening colonoscopy procedure. We will then coordinate with your physician any necessary paperwork, insurance authorization (if required) and preparation for the screening colonoscopy. We will require physician notes and a medication list to rule out any condition that may result in a pre-visit prior to this procedure. Please understand, open access is not a substitute for a physician consultation. If you have underlying GI issues, such as abdominal pain or change in bowel habits this exam may not be well suited for you and it would be in your best interest to have an initial consultation with one of our providers.

Early Detection

In offering our open access Scheduling we hope to encourage more patients to schedule a screening colonoscopy. As colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in both men and women it’s so important to be proactive in early detection of this disease.

Regular Screenings

  • Can detect cancers at an early stage where the cancer is most curable and preventable
  • May detect pre-cancerous polyps; removal of these polyps in early stages may prevent cancer from developing

Early detection is the key to saving lives
While colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States for men and women it can be one of the most preventable cancers and most curable when detected at an early stage.

Contact GI Associates of South Arkansas to schedule your colonoscopy at 870-541-7201.

Services Offered

The physicians at GI Associates of South Arkansas provide complete, accurate, and thorough care for patients with gastrointestinal conditions by performing the bulk of their research using gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.

 

Gastroenterologists are trained to provide the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the gastrointestinal organs.

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