210 Portland Street Columbia, MO 65201
573-777-8818
573-777-8819

GI Associates office building
Welcome to
GI Associates
We have been providing GI services in Columbia since 1981.

SERVICES

COLONOSCOPY
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to examine the colon or large intestine. Colonoscopies screen for colon polyps and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Flexsig
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a narrow tube with a light and tiny camera on one end looks inside your rectum and lower colon.
Cap Endo/Smart Pill
A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist.
Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube.
IV Infusion Therapy
Infusion refers to the administration of medications directly into a vein through a needle or catheter.
Advanced Endo
Advanced Endoscopy is a subspecialty within gastroenterology dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases using endoscopy tools available in a hospital setting.
office hours

210 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
165+

COMBINED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

28,000+

PATIENTS SEEN

8

CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS

17

QUALIFIED STAFF MEMBERS

CONDITIONS

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS} is a chronic condition of the digestive system. Symptoms include abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. IBS is the most commonly diagnosed GI condition and is second only to the common cold as a cause for missing work.
Crohns
Crohns is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease affecting the lining of the digestive tract.
Polyps
Colon polyps are growths on the lining of your colon or large intestine and usually protrude into the colon. Colon polyps are very common and most are harmless. Over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer.

COLONOSCOPY

procedures prep

Modern colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to examine the colon or large intestine. Over the past 30 years, it has become a gold standard in screening for colon polyps and prevention of colorectal cancer. With modern methods of sedation and newer computerized flexible instruments, most exams are quick, painless, and very safe. Your doctor will prescribe the prep that is right for you.

SUPREP Bowel
PREP
One SUPREP Bowel Prep Kit (you will need a prescription)
Two Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) tablets (these are over the counter)
Polyethylene Glycol Bowel
PREP
Co-lyte/Tri-lyte (you will need a prescription)
Two Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) tablets (over the counter)
OR
Halflytely (includes two Dulcolax/Bisacodyl tablets) (you will need a prescription)
MoviPrep Bowel
PREP
One MOVIPREP Bowel Prep Kit (you will need a prescription)
Miralax and Gatorade
PREP
One bottle of Miralax (over the counter-510 gram bottle)
One bottle Gatorade-(64 ounce) any color EXCEPT red. Use diet Gatorade if diabetic
Four Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) tablets (over the counter)
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210 Portland Street in Columbia, MO 65201