Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont, P.A
Gastroenterology and Hepatology in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Our mission at GAP is to provide comprehensive, state of the art, patient-centered care in gastroenterology and hepatology in a compassionate, timely, and cost-effective manner.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Services & Procedures
An endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It can provide a visual diagnosis and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected colorectal cancer lesions.
Allows the physician to see the upper GI tract including the esophagus, stomach and the duodenum using an endoscope. It evaluates difficulty swallowing, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, can detect inflammation, ulcers, or tumors in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum.
An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a test performed that allows your doctor to examine the lining and the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, or to study closeby internal organs such as the gallbladder and pancreas.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum that may cause discomfort. There are two types: external or internal. External hemorrhoids tend to be painful, whereas internal hemorrhoids tend to cause symptoms such as: itching, bleeding, swelling, prolapse, and/or leakage.
GAP offers Biologic Infusion Therapy for patients who qualify that have been diagnosed with a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. This medication is administered to you through an intravenous (IV) needle in one of the veins in your arm.
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I experienced the highest level of professionalism and quality care during my colonoscopy. Dr. Blake Scott is extremely detailed and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
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importance of colonoscopy
When should I start Screening ?
Colonoscopy is the only test recomended at 10-year intervals if no polyps are found. Your gastroenterologist will recommend the interval of repeat colonoscopy based on findings during colonoscopy and surveillance guidelines.
The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend average-risk people start screening at age of 45.
*Depending on family history, screening may be recommended at age of 40 or younger