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763 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 • Phone: 678-985-2000

2295 Ronald Reagan Parkway, Suite 100, Snellville, GA 30078 • Phone: 678-985-2000

3655 Howell Ferry Rd, Suite 200, Duluth, GA 30096 • Phone: 678-985-2000

2108 Teron Trace, Suite 100, Dacula, GA 30019 • Phone: 678-312-8600

Southern
Gastroenterology
Associates, LLC

678-985-2000
Offices in Lawrenceville, Snellville, Duluth, and Dacula/Hamilton Mill.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) combines ultrasound and endoscopy to obtain information about and images of the digestive tract and the tissue and organs that surround it. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and structures inside the body while endoscopy refers to the procedure of inserting a long flexible tube, or endoscope, via the mouth or the rectum to visualize the digestive tract.

Images obtained by traditional ultrasound are not always of high quality since the instruments used are outside the body. In EUS a small ultrasound transducer is installed on the tip of the endoscope allowing the transducer to get close to the organs inside the body. Your gastroenterolgist can obtain high quality ultrasound images of the organs inside the body by inserting the endoscope into the upper or the lower digestive tract.

Because of the proximity of the EUS transducer to the organs of interest, the images your doctor sees are often more detailed and more accurate than the those obtained by traditional ultrasound. The Endoscopic Ultrasound also can obtain information about the layers of the intestinal wall, lymph nodes and the blood vessels.

Southern Endoscopy Suite

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

The practice's wholly owned endoscopy center is a newly enlarged, state-of-the-art, nationally accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. Procedures we perform include:

Meet Our Physicians

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterologists are physicians trained in internal medicine who have undergone further training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system.

Conditions We Treat

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the esophagus, stomach, bowel, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. Conditions treated include: