Gastroenterology (GI) Services in Canton, GA

The gastroenterology doctors at GI Specialists of Georgia welcome you to our office in Canton, GA. As the leading gastroenterology practice in Northwest Georgia, we provide coordinated care to our patients for the full spectrum of digestive disorders and GI problems, including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon polyps
  • Infections (e.g., C. difficile, H. pylori)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Fatty liver
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatic and gallbladder diseases
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Ulcerative colitis

 

Our GI doctors provide comprehensive, compassionate care tailored to your unique needs. We understand the toll that GI disorders can take on your day-to-day quality of life—from lost work days to missed opportunities with family and friends—to say nothing of the pain and discomfort they can cause.

Our goal is to find the right treatment plan for you to improve your quality of life.

We offer the following General GI services:

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD): An endoscopic procedure to examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine (called the duodenum). An EGD helps doctors diagnose the cause of problems like trouble swallowing and to identify tumors, ulcers, bleeding of the upper GI tract, and other problems.
  • Bravo pH Monitor: An endoscopy procedure that involves placing a tiny capsule inside your esophagus. The capsule measures pH levels and transmits that information to a receiver that you wear on your belt or waistband. The capsule makes its way harmlessly through your intestines and is passed with a normal bowel movement, usually within a few days.
  • Capsule Endoscopy: A procedure in which you swallow a vitamin-sized capsule, which takes pictures of your digestive tract. These pictures can help your doctor identify problems in your GI tract.
  • Esophageal Manometry: This test measures the contractions of your esophagus as you swallow. Weak contractions can lead to problems like heartburn, trouble swallowing, and esophageal damage. This test helps your doctor determine if weak esophageal contractions are causing or contributing to your digestive issues.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Endoscopic tests that help doctors see inside your large intestine, from the rectum to your sigmoid colon, the S-shaped last part of your large intestine.
  • Hemorrhoidal Banding: This is a simple, painless procedure that uses tiny rubber bands to remove hemorrhoids inside your body by cutting off the blood supply to them.

In addition to the standard GI procedures listed above, our board-certified advanced endoscopy team offers the following advanced GI procedures. These procedures offer a more detailed view of your GI tract:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopa Pancreatogram (ERCP): An endoscopic procedure that enables our gastroenterology doctors to examine your pancreatic and bile ducts.
  • Endoscopic Ultra Sound: An endoscopic procedure that helps our GI docs examine the lining of your esophagus and stomach, as well as the walls of your upper and lower GI tracts, and your liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
  • Cholangioscopy with Spy-Glass DS: An advanced endoscopic procedure that our internal medicine doctors use to see your bile ducts in more detail.

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. It’s very common—in fact, it’s the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S.1 Although they’re common, rectal and colon cancers are also among the most preventable and curable cancers when caught early. This is why getting screened is so important.

We choose colonoscopy as our preferred screening method for colorectal cancer, based on recommendations from trusted groups like the American Cancer Society and the American Gastroenterological Association. Colonoscopy is the only test that allows our GI docs to both diagnose and remove polyps from the entire length of the colon.

We offer colonoscopy services at our three endoscopy centers, located in Lithia Springs, Marietta, and Woodstock, GA. Please call 678-741-2313 to schedule a screening colonoscopy.

Physicians at our Canton, Georgia office:

Dr. Karim Gani

We look forward to providing you with world-class care and to becoming your trusted gastroenterology provider. Please contact us to schedule an appointment at our Canton, GA office.

GI Specialists of Georgia
13 Reinhardt College Parkway
Suite 200
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 678-741-5000
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.