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

Bryan T Green MD grew up in Milton Florida and then attended Mercer University in Macon Georgia where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in Biology. He then attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He did his Internal Medicine Residency there and then his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Duke University. He was active in research and published over 25 peer reviewed articles during his medical training and presented his research at over 10 national meetings. He joined Digestive Diseases Group in Greenwood South Carolina in 2004 after completing fellowship and continues to have an active Gastroenterology Practice there. He served two terms on the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees. He has served on the board of numerous civic organizations including the Greenwood School District 52 parent’s advisory board. He is a passionate land conservationist and has personally preserved over 1,400 acres of endangered land along several rivers in South Carolina with conservation easements. He continues to serve on the board of directors of the Upper Savanah Land Trust to further support land conservation.

Dr. Green is the current President of the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association (SCGA) and has spearheaded a variety of activities within the organization. He has promoted the Colon Cancer Prevention Network which is a partnership between the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research and a number of SCGA member physicians that have agreed to perform free screening colonoscopies to underinsured patients throughout the state. Over 1,000 patients have received this service. He will be presenting this research at the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer consortium this summer. He has strengthened the ties between the SCGA and the MUSC Digestive Disease Center by partnering in meetings, seminars, and research studies. He has volunteers as the SCMA Doctor of the day at the statehouse each March in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness month.

Dr. Green has traveled to Washington DC in March of the last two years to participate in the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Legislative Weekend to advocate for funding for colon cancer treatment and prevention with Congress. The DDNC is an advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. The DDNC focuses on improving public policy and increasing public awareness with respect to diseases of the digestive system. Dr. Green is part of a team comprised of a physician, nurse, and patients that meet with Congressmen or their staff to promote funding for digestive health. He also has been active on the Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance.

 

Matthew A. Mason, MD

Dr. Mason grew up in rural, southern Illinois on a Christmas tree farm. His undergraduate degree was completed at Southern Illinois University where he graduated Cum Laude in Biological Sciences. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine to earn his Medical Degree. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and then went on to complete his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.

During his medical training, Dr. Mason has presented multiple posters at national and international meetings on a range of disease states, notably for his interest in esophageal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His most recent publication was on quality standards in colonoscopy in various peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA), the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association (SCGA), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American College of Gastroenterology, and holds ABIM Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology & Hepatology. He specializes in a wide range of endoscopic procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, esophageal manometry and pH testing, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and also non-surgical hemorrhoid banding. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Britney and goldendoodle Charlie, as well as playing guitar, kayak fishing, and golf.

 

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.

 

Kelly V. Crawford, DNP, NP-C

Kelly joined the staff of Digestive Disease Group, PA in 2017. She earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Greenville Technical College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University, and a Master of Science in Nursing as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She obtained her national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has previously worked as a registered nurse for 16 years in the endoscopy and surgical settings. Kelly is a native of Honea Path, South Carolina. She currently resides in Abbeville with her husband and two sons.