Gastroenterology Office and GI Endoscopy Center in Woodstock
As the leading gastroenterology practice in Northwest Georgia, our mission at GI Specialists of Georgia is to provide people with exceptional care in a patient-centered environment. We treat all disorders of the digestive tract, as well as disorders of the liver and pancreas. Some common conditions we treat include:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Colon polyps
- Infections (C. difficile, H. pylori, and others)
- Fatty liver
- Liver cirrhosis
- Pancreatic and gallbladder diseases
Procedures We Offer
Our expert medical team is made up of board-certified physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pathologists, and other experts. A number of our physicians have received additional training in sub-specialty areas of gastroenterology and are able to manage more complex cases. GI Specialists of Georgia offers endoscopy procedures and other procedures, as follows:
General GI Procedures
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD procedure)
Bravo pH Monitor
Advanced GI Procedures
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
Endoscopic Ultra Sound
Cholangioscopy with Spy-Glass DS
Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer, which includes cancers of the colon and rectum, is common—the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 135,00 new cases in 2017 alone. Yet, it’s important to know that colorectal cancer is highly treatable and curable when detected early.
GI Specialists of Georgia aims to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer—the third leading cause of cancer in the U.S.—in the communities we serve. Our leading internal medicine doctors achieve this by providing access to cutting-edge colon cancer screening.
Our preferred screening method (and the method recommended by leading organizations like the American Cancer Society and the American Gastroenterological Association) is colonoscopy, which allows doctors to examine and remove polyps from the entire length of the colon (large intestine).
Just 40% of people at average risk of colorectal cancer follow through with getting screened. Fears about whether the procedure will be painful and issues surrounding how the procedure is performed are among the top reasons people shy away from getting this potentially life-saving screening (1).
Our compassionate gastroenterology doctors understand that the prospect of undergoing a colonoscopy can be frightening—that’s why we take the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and address all your concerns. Here’s the good news: Colonoscopy is a safe, short endoscopic procedure with a very low risk of complications.
Whether you’ve been suffering with heartburn for years, you’re ready for a colon cancer screening, or you have a digestive disorder such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the professional team at GI Specialists of Georgia is here to help. We look forward to becoming your trusted gastroenterology provider. Please call our Woodstock, GA office to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Kim
Dr. Sohail Asfandiyar