Dr. Bryan Green of Digestive Disease Group presented the results of a 10 year colon cancer prevention study at the plenary session of the South Eastern Regional Colorectal Cancer Symposium in New Orleans June 2018. Dr. Green had spearheaded the study in his role as the President of the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association. The study was a partnership between South Carolina Gastroenterologists who volunteered to do free colonoscopies for underserved patients throughout the state and the Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina.
Meet Bryan T. Green, M.D., a Gastroenterologist dedicated to his patients, an advocate for colon cancer prevention and a passionate land conservationist.
Dr. Green. is a southeastern native who grew up in Milton, Florida. He received his B.S. in Biology from Mercer University, summa cum laude, and graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine as Alpha Omega Alpha.
Dr. Bryan T. Green of Digestive Disease Group, PA went to Washington, D.C. again this year on March 4th and 5th to meet with several senators and congressman to advocate for eliminating the “polyp penalty” for Medicare beneficiaries. This “penalty” occurs when a polyp is detected and removed during a Medicare screening colonoscopy and results in the patient having a cost share for the procedure rather than having it fully covered as a screening exam.
Dr. Mason’s work published June 13, 2017 can be read at the following link (PDF).