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Digestive Diseases

South Georgia Medical Center’s Endoscopy Lab operates a digestive disease center, staffed by a team of expertly trained, caring professionals and affiliated board certified physicians treating patients with disorders of the

  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • colon
  • liver
  • pancreas

The Endoscopy Lab is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients seen in the Endoscopy Lab may have symptoms that include:

  • abdominal pain
  • colitis
  • diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • liver disorders
  • pancreatic disease
  • constipation
  • GI bleeding
  • indigestion

The Center is located on the 3rd floor, East wing of SGMC.

The Endoscopy Lab sees scheduled patients during the week for both inpatient and outpatient tests and has a call team available for after-hours and weekends for emergent cases. 

Endoscopy Lab Team

The practitioners in the Endoscopy Lab include gastroenterologists, pulmonologists and surgeons.
Other staff include registered nurses, trained endoscopy technicians, a posting coordinator and equipment technicians.

Affiliated Gastroenterologists:                  

Scott D. Farquhar, M.D.
Edward J. Fricker, M.D.
James A. Sinnott, M.D.
Eric M. Ward, M.D.
C. Allen Woods, M.D.

Affiliated Surgeons:

David Retterbush, M.D.
George P. Pennington, M.D.

Affiliated Pulmonologists:

Gregory S. Beale, M.D.
Milledge C. Newton, M.D. 

*SGMC provides free stool-blood test kits year round. If you are interested in receiving a free kit, please call 229.333.1074 to request one be mailed to you.