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Gastroenterology Associates Hosts Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Clemson Office and Endoscopy Center

Updated: Apr 3

On Thursday, March 14, 2024, Gastroenterology Associates hosted an Open House and Ribbon Cutting for its Clemson, SC-based Office and Endoscopy Center. The state-of-the-art facility is located at 105 Chapman Hill Rd in Clemson’s Patrick Square complex. The building officially opened in January of 2021, but pandemic precautions halted an open house celebration at the time. 

As an independent gastroenterology group, owned and led by their physicians, Gastroenterology Associates is committed to providing industry-leading care to the patients of Clemson, SC, and the surrounding communities. 

Dr. Issac Gaines, gastroenterologist, and group partner, spoke at the Ribbon Cutting and shared history about Gastro’s presence in the market. 

In 2012, led by Dr. Daves, the Clemson Office of Gastro Associates began serving the community. Over time, as the upstate and our patient panel grew, it became apparent that we needed more than just an office space in this territory. As Dr. Gaines explained, “There was a need that wasn’t being met. So much of what we do is both diagnostic and therapeutic.”

The physicians and leadership at Gastro Associates worked together to design a space that would not only offer ample clinic space, but a full endoscopy suite where patients could have most major GI procedures, such as colonoscopies and endoscopies, performed in an outpatient setting where the costs are lower and procedures are efficient. 

Tookie Nemchak, a member of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Board, attended the event and said, “It’s great to have this facility so close and to have it staffed by such competent professionals. From the front desk to the physicians, it’s easy to see the knowledge and compassion. Great addition to the Clemson area!”

“This new building has allowed us to do our procedures and clinic visits in one place,” said Dr. Gaines.  “Many of our patients already travel long distances to get to us, and they don’t want to drive into Greenville for a procedure after their prep! There is a tremendous need for what we do in this community. We have loved it, are grateful to be here, and will continue to grow and care for patients!” 


Dr. Chris Fyock, Dr. Alan Jones, Dr. Ayub Merchant, Dr. Issac Gaines, Dr. Alex Horton, Dr. Jared Geist

About Gastroenterology Associates

Founded in 1978, Gastroenterology Associates is the largest, physician-owned Gastroenterology group in the state of South Carolina. With 20 physicians, 10 advanced practice providers, 5 offices, and 3 endoscopic ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), Gastro Associates provides comprehensive care in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Leading the industry in quality metrics, our board-certified physicians offer the latest diagnostic and treatment plans with professional and compassionate care. 

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