WELCOME TO CHARLESTON GI
Charleston Gastroenterology Specialists, Charleston Endoscopy Center and Summerville Endoscopy Center
are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases affecting the digestive system. Charleston GI's Open Access Colonoscopy Program
allows patients without significant gastrointestinal symptoms or other health risk factors to schedule a colonoscopy without a preliminary visit prior to the procedure. Our practice is the first and largest gastroenterology practice in the lowcountry to operate a physicians' practice and two nationally certified and state licensed endoscopy centers.
Read more about our Summerville Endoscopy Center
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
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
Summerville 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.