Why GI Specialists?

Overview

Our staff includes five Board-Certified Gastroenterologists with over 100 years of combined experience and have successfully completed thousands of procedures. We have one Certified Physician Assistant as well as highly trained and experienced GI assistants and knowledgeable, dedicated business office personnel all working together to provide you with the highest quality patient care available.

The Greenwood Endoscopy Center is a Medicare approved, state licensed ambulatory surgery center which allows most procedures to be performed conveniently and efficiently in an outpatient setting at about one ­fourth the cost of a traditional hospital setting. The Center has achieved the highest standards in quality, safety and compliance and has been awarded AAAHC accreditation. AAAHC – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care – is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979 to assist health care organizations improve the quality of care to patients. Accreditation ensures that our Center adopts best practices and complies with nationally-recognized standards of health care.

The Center is owned and operated by the physicians of Digestive Disease Group, PA.

About the Physicians

Matthew S. Z. Bachinski, MD

Dr. Matt Bachinski is a senior partner of Digestive Disease Group and The Greenwood Endoscopy Center which he joined in 2001. He has a vast academic background and held the title of Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Endoscopy at the Medical College of Georgia and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Bachinski holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts and received his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. His internship and residency were completed with the US Army at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bachinski is an active staff member of Self Regional Healthcare where he is Chief of Endoscopy. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association and the Greenwood County Medical Society. Dr. Bachinski’s experience covers all aspects of Gastroenterology with special emphasis on diseases of the liver and pancreas.

William J. Gilchrist, M.D.

Dr. Bill Gilchrist is native of Williston, South Carolina. He received his Bachelors degree from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. He completed his internship and residency at Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center in Ohio where he served as Chief of Gastroenterology and completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gilchrist served in the Unites States Air Force from 1981 to 1990. While serving as Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Special Care Unit at USAF Regional Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal in 1986. He is a senior partner of Digestive Disease Group, PA and The Greenwood Endoscopy Center, Inc and is on staff of Self Regional Healthcare where he is an active member of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Gilchrist is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Gilchrist is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association of which he is past President and the Greenwood County Medical Association. He served as a Board Member of the Board of Visitors for the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005. He is also an active Executive Board Member of the Upper Savannah Council of Government. Dr. Gilchrist is a leader in the South Carolina gastroenterology community and is passionate about colorectal cancer prevention and reaching all of our citizens with information about this preventable disease.

Bryan T. Green, MD

Dr. Bryan Green is a native of Milton, Florida. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia with a major in Biology. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama where he was a member of the Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha and a Merit and Waterman Scholar. He also received the Merck Award for superior academic achievement, the Samuel Eichold Award for outstanding achievement in Internal Medicine and was a 3+3 Scholar being accepted into the accelerated honors program combining fourth year of medical school with first year of internal medicine residency. Dr. Green completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he received several awards including the Victor Benator Award for excellence in teaching and was a three time recipient of the P. D. Award for excellence in academic writing. He was also one of 5 national recipients of the American Liver Foundation resident scholar awards. Dr. Green completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he participated in numerous research studies. He published over 30 articles in peer review journals and presented at 10 national meetings. For these efforts he was chosen as one of 15 national recipients of the Research Excellence in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Awards. On completion of his fellowship, he joined Digestive Disease Group and The Greenwood Endoscopy Center in July 2004. He is on staff of Self Regional Healthcare where he is an active member of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Board. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology and is a reviewer for Gastroenterology for the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Green is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Green is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association and the Greenwood County Medical Society.

Rafal Sadurski, MD, PhD

Dr. Rafal Sadurskì was born in Poznan, Poland and became a citizen of the United States in 2005. Dr. Sadurskì received his Medical Degree and his Doctorate Degree of Philosophy both from the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University in New York and his Master of Science in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. On completion of his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Sadurski joined the staff of Digestive Disease Group and The Greenwood Endoscopy Center in July 2004. He is also an active staff member of Self Regional Healthcare. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association and the Greenwood County Medical Society.

Carrie A. Turner, PA-C

Carrie joined the staff of Digestive Disease Group, PA in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of Charleston and did graduate studies in nutrition at Winthrop University. She completed her Master of Science, Physician Assistant at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Carrie is a native of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.