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Gastroenterology at Pinehurst Medical Clinic

Gastroenterology at Pinehurst Medical Clinic

The Pinehurst Medical Clinic Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center includes subspecialty physicians who are board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. These physicians specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. They are dedicated to providing compassionate care, utilizing the latest medical knowledge and technology.

Endoscopy At Pinehurst Medical Clinic

In 2003, the Pinehurst Medical Clinic Endoscopy Center achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Status as an accredited organization indicates that the Pinehurst Medical Clinic Endoscopy Center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards established by the AAAHC, including an extensive on-site survey of its facility and services.

Conditions and Procedures:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Bile duct disorders
  • Carb intolerance (fructose/lactose)

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  • Celiac disease
  • Change in bowel habits (constipation/diarrhea)
  • Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Change in bowel habits (constipation/diarrhea)
  • Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT for c-diff)
  • Gallstones
  • Gas/bloating
  • Reflux (GERD)
  • GI Bleed
  • Dx: tumors/CA
  • H-pylori
  • Hemorrhoids /banding
  • Indigestion/Heartburn
  • IBS
  • Jaundice
  • Liver (Hepatitis, cirrhosis, elevated LFT’s, fatty liver)
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Small bowel disorders
  • Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD
  • Dilation
  • CapsulePlacement
  • Flex Sig

Gastroenterology Infusion:
Offered at Pinehurst Location

  • Entyvio
  • Humira Injection
  • Cimizia Injection
  • Simponi Injection

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  • Injectafer (Iron)
  • Sterlera Infusion/injection
  • Fluids
  • IBD/Hepatitis Teaching/education

Other Services:

  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Breath Tests
  • G-tube replacements
  • Hemorrhoid banding
  • Bravo pH

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  • 24hr Impedance Study
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Paracentesis
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultra Sound
  • EUS
  • ERCP

A full range of diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures are performed by the Pinehurst Medical Clinic Gastroenterology physicians, including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, ERCP, manometry, hemorrhoid banding, and the latest in capsule video endoscopy. These services are performed in state-of-the-art facilities utilizing the most up-to-date medical technology.

The Pinehurst Medical Clinic Gastroenterology practice is open to patients seeking care for all types of gastroenterology-related conditions, from the routine to the complex. Conditions treated by our gastroenterologists include peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal disorders and reflux, abdominal pain, various malignancies, rectal bleeding, and hepatobiliary disorders (cirrhosis, hepatitis, HCV, pancreatic disease, and biliary obstruction). The practice also provides diagnostic and treatment services for patients with general and functional gastrointestinal problems.

Endoscopy Instructions

Pinehurst Medical Clinic Endoscopy Center is recognized by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Promoting Quality in Endoscopy.

Pinehurst Medical Clinic Endoscopy Center is certified as a GI Quality Improvement Consortium.

Endoscopy Instructions

Colonoscopy Instructions

Understanding Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). Your doctor will use a thin flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor. You might hear your doctor or other medical staff refer to upper endoscopy as upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or panendoscopy.

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Endoscopy Prep

Understanding Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. If your doctor has recommended a colonoscopy, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – how it’s performed, how it can help, and what side effects you might experience. It cannot answer all of your questions since much depends on the individual patient and the doctor. Please ask your doctor about anything that you do not understand.

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Why Choose an ASC?

Patients who choose an outpatient surgery center or an ambulatory surgery center have found them to be more cost effective, convenient, safe and patient focused. In an Ambulatory Service Center patients find their visit to be more seamless and personal with specialized staff to assist throughout the process.

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Will Insurance Pay For Your Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the best method for preventing and detecting colorectal cancer. This type of cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is important that you have this test because it could save your life.

Patients are often concerned about the cost of this procedure so, we suggest that you contact your insurance carrier prior to the procedures to discuss your benefits. This does not apply if your primary insurance coverage is Medicare. When discussing your benefits with your insurance company, it is imperative that you notify them which type colonoscopy you are having based on the criteria below. Your insurance carrier can help you determine what portion you may have to pay.

Colonoscopy is the best method for preventing and detecting colorectal cancer. This type of cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is important that you have this test because it could save your life.

Patients are often concerned about the cost of this procedure so, we suggest that you contact you insurance carrier prior to the procedures to discuss your benefits. This does not apply if your primary insurance coverage is Medicare. When discussing your benefits with your insurance company, it is imperative that you notify them which type colonoscopy you are having based on the criteria below. Your insurance carrier can help you determine what portion you may have to pay.

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Screening Colonoscopies

Most insurance companies offer wellness and screening benefits to their members. This means a service performed for screening purposes alone may be covered 100%.

Screening Colonoscopies are indicated for the following criteria:

  • Staring at age 50 or older in patients with no symptoms
  • No personal or family history of colon cancer
  • No history of colon polyps from previous colonoscopies
  • Repeat screening 10 years after normal colonoscopy

Diagnostic Colonoscopies

These procedures are often covered by insurance companies but patients may be required to pay a co-payment or deductible. Diagnostic procedures are usually NOT covered under a wellness benefit.

Diagnostic Colonoscopies are indicated for the following reasons:

  • Previous Colonoscopy with adenomatous polyps removed
  • Symptoms such as rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, etc.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease/diverticulosis
  • Personal/Family history of colorectal cancer