WELCOME TO CHARLESTON GI
is the first and largest gastroenterology practice in Charleston to operate both a physicians’ practice and a nationally certified and
state licensed endoscopy center. The physicians of Charleston Gastroenterology Specialists and Charleston Endoscopy Center are dedicated
to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases affecting the digestive system. Together with a staff of nursing and support professionals,
Charleston GI is committed to promoting the health and well being of our patients and our community.
Through our three convenient office locations and endoscopy center we utilize the most current technology and medical practice standards in order
to provide high quality gastroenterology care to our patients. Every effort is made to provide a welcoming and supportive experience in
seeking and utilizing our services at Charleston GI.
Hepatitis C FAQ’s
These topics are meant for general information and are not intended to replace expert physician consultation for individual patients.
What is Hepatitis C (HCV)?
Hepatitis C is a virus that was discovered and named in 1990. Its existence was suspected long before the virus could be individually tested for and studied. Therefore, early researchers could only be certain that the virus differed from the previously known Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (HBV). Therefore, prior to 1991 HCV was simply referred to as Non A/Non B hepatitis virus. Prior to a test to identify HCV, the virus was widely present in the US blood supply and many patients were infected via blood transfusion in American hospitals prior to 1992. Canada began universally testing its blood supply in 1990.
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New Career Opportunities Available!
Charleston GI is always looking for talented and skilled individuals to work at our facilities.
Listed below are available positions at Charleston GI. To speed up the application process you can download the
application pdf and print it out then fill it out to bring with you to one of our facilities.
To See Available Career Opportunities, Click Here
Welcome to the Practice!
In a welcome return to his home state, gastroenterologist and hepatologist Nathan J. Shores, M.D. joins Charleston GI’s physician team this month. Dr. Shores graduated from Wofford College and the Medical University of South Carolina with the distinction of valedictorian and Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Duke University in Durham, NC and was Chief Fellow in gastroenterology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in transplant hepatology at the University of California, San Francisco in 2011. He is board certified for internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.
Learn more about Dr. Shores
About our Summerville Location
Unfortunately our Summerville Endoscopy Center' opening has been delayed. At this time we are unable to schedule procedures at our Summerville facility (Summerville Endoscopy Center) but procedures in our Charleston location (Charleston Endoscopy Center) have not been affected. We are hopeful that through DHEC and the court system this political issue can be resolved as soon as possible, however, we have no idea at this time how long this may take. We appreciate your patience and support while we are working hard to fight for Summerville Endoscopy Center to open. Please continue checking our website for updates. We will continue to see our patients in our new Summerville office, as well as in our West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant locations.
HOURS & LOCATIONS
Charleston GI is:
Charleston Gastroenterology Specialists, PA
Extended Hours to better Serve You
Mon –Thur 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Charleston Endoscopy Center
Mon – Fri 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
We have extended our hours at the Charleston Endoscopy Center to better serve you and offer more options for appointment times. Charleston Endoscopy Center is extending hours until 4:00pm daily. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at 722-8000.
To provide a higher standard of caring in the field of gastroenterology.
To value the health and well being of our patients above all.
To listen to our patients and respond in a clear and understanding manner.
Please tour our website to meet our physicians and staff and to learn about our services which include:
Colon and rectal cancer screening, including Open Access Colonoscopy (OAC)
Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD), which includes the esophagus, stomach and first section of the small bowel called the duodenum.
Diagnostic ultrasound and CT imaging services
Diagnosis and Care for many conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, gall bladder and liver.
OPEN ACCESS COLONOSCOPY?
Charleston GI’s Open Access Colonoscopy Program allows patients without significant gastrointestinal symptoms or other health risk factors to schedule a colonoscopy without a primary care physician referral or preliminary visit prior to the procedure.
How do I enroll or get more information about Open Access Colonoscopy?
Call us at (843) 722-8000 and ask for information on the Open Access Colonoscopy program. You may leave your name, telephone number and the best time to reach you. An Open Access Colonoscopy Program staff member will contact you. Be ready to review your medical history and medications in order to determine that you qualify for an Open Access Colonoscopy and to provide us with dates and times when you would like to schedule your procedure.