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, and pancreas.

Meet Dr. Allen Woods

Affiliated Gastroenterologist Dr. Allen Woods shares more about the services and staff that make up the gastroenterology department at SGMC.

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.