Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates

Specialists in Digestive Care and Prevention of Colon Cancer Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates offers 8 board certified Gastroenterologists, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disease and the prevention of colon cancer.

D. Spencer Carney, MD KunalS. Dalal, MD Robert D. J. Henihan, MD
William W. King, MD Steven D. Klein, MD
Clinton L. Meyer, MD Mariam Sauer, MD
Joseph Kittinger, III, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

We pride ourselves in providing unparallelled service and quality in gastroenterology care, providing colonoscopy, EGD (upper endoscopy) and a complete colon cancer screening program. Most procedures are conducted in our Medicare accredited, state-of-the-art Endoscocopy Center, providing our patients cost savings and a soothing environment. As a gold standard endorsed by The American Cancer Society, it is recommended that everyone 50 years old get a colonoscopy to minimize their risk. For those with a family history, it is advised to begin colonoscopy screening at 40. For our patients' comfort, we now offer Painless Colonoscopy, providing the most comprehensive colon cancer screening with advanced sedation, allowing patients to sleep soundly through their procedure with rapid recovery time afterward. Colonoscopy is covered by most major insurance including Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE. Please do not use our page to communicate clinical information with our practice.

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[12/22/20]   Our office will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday.

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[09/03/20]   We will be closing the office early tomorrow(Friday, Sept. 4th) at 12 noon and we will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday weekend.

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[08/04/20]   Power is restored to our office and we plan to be open tomorrow (Wednesday, August 5th) for normal business hours for procedures, office visits, infusions, etc...Thank you.

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Storm Update: Unfortunately we will be closing the office and endsocopy center tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th. If you have an appointment we will be calling to reschedule or you may reach out to us at (910) 362-1011. We apologize for this incovenience.

[08/03/20]   Storm Update: Unfortunately we will be closing the office and endsocopy center tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th. If you have an appointment we will be calling to reschedule or you may reach out to us at (910) 362-1011. We apologize for this incovenience.

[08/02/20]   We will be open for normal business hours tomorrow.

[07/31/20]   We are monitoring the hurricane forecast closely and will make final decisions about our office hours for Monday by Sunday morning. We currently plan to be open. If you have an appointment and we have to close the office Monday we will text you on Sunday. We will also keep our page updated with our plans. Stay safe.

[07/02/20]   We will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.

[07/02/20]   Spectrum has resolved the issue with telephone and internet service and we are working hard to return everyone's calls. Thank you for your patience.

[07/02/20]   We are currently experiencing a telephone and internet outage. We apologize for any delays in our communication and are awaiting service restoration from Spectrum.

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Trial Management Associates, LLC

We are actively seeking study volunteers for the Phase III coronavirus vaccine trial. Please email: [email protected] with your name, number, and email address.

[04/27/20]   Covid 19 update: We are planning to resume providing most endoscopic procedures beginning Monday, May 4th. Patients will receive reminders of their scheduled appointments via text or automated message.

We will continue to see patients in the clinic via telehealth or face to face visits.

We are still maintaining the same precautions by screening patients as they enter the building and visitors / drivers are to wait in their vehicle and not enter the building.

Stay safe and be well.

[04/15/20]   We are continuing to see patients via telehealth and face to face when needed. Urgent appointments are available typically on the same day or the following day.

Our patients receiving infusion therapies are still be treated without interuption.

Our gastroenterology procedures are limited to urgent cases as determined by our physicians using guidelines provided by the state and the GI societies.

Patients will be screened when entering the office. Visitors, guests and drivers are asked to wait in their vehicles while patients are seen.

If you have respiratory symptoms, fever or have recently traveled to an area of high Covid risk or been exposed to a known Covid patient please reschedule your appointment or ask to switch to a telehealth visit.

Call our office with any questions at 910-362-1011.

Thank you and stay well.

[04/09/20]   Reminder: Our office will be closed the next several Fridays. If you have non-urgent requests such as prescription refills, need to schedule or change an appointment please contact us Monday - Thursday during normal business hours by calling 910-362-1011. Thank you.

[04/02/20]   Covid 19 update from Wilmington Gastroenterology:

If you have a fever, cough, respirtory symptoms or have recently traveled please contact our office to either reschedule your appointment or change your visit to a telehealth appointment.

Based on direction and guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human Services as well as CMS and the GI professional societies- We are not currently providing elective non-urgent procedures such as screening colonoscopies, surveillance colonscopies and routine upper endoscopies (EGD's). Our physicians are reviewing scheduled procedures and many patients will be asked to postpone or reschedule their non-urgent procedure.

We are offering telehealth virtual visits for almost all clinic patients. We are still currently seeing limited office patients If you are planning to cancel an office visit you may inquire about a telehealth or virtual visit with your provider.

We will be closing the office on the following days: April 10th, 17th, 24th and May 1st.

For patients that do come to our office for clinic visits or procedures: We are screening patients as they come to the office for fever, cough,other respiratory symptoms and recent travel. Patients may be asked to reschedule appointments based on this screening. In addition we are having all drivers, family members and guests wait in their vehicles instead of the waiting room to minimize the number of people in our office. We will continue to make updates to our processes going forward. Thank you and stay well.

[03/27/20]   Covid 19 update from Wilmington Gastroenterology:
We are still currently seeing limited office patients and providing telehealth visits. If you are planning to cancel an office visit you may inquire about a telehealth or virtual visit with your provider.

We are not currently providing elective non-urgent procedures such as screening colonoscopies. Our physicians are reviewing scheduled procedures and many patients will be asked to postpone or reschedule their non-urgent procedure.

For patients that do come to our office: We are screening patients as they come to the office for fever, cough,other respiratory symptoms and recent travel. Patients may be asked to reschedule appointments based on this screening. In addition we are having all drivers, family members and guests wait in their vehicles instead of the waiting room to minimize the number of people in our office. We will continue to make updates to our processes going forward. Thank you.

[03/19/20]   Covid 19 update from Wilmington Gastroenterology:
We are currently still seeing scheduled patients. We are screening patients as they come to the office for fever, cough, and other respiratory symptoms. Patients may be asked to reschedule appointments based on this screening. In addition we are having all drivers, family members and guests wait in their vehicles instead of the waiting room to minimize the number of people in our office. We will continue to make updates to our processes going forward. Thank you.

[03/15/20]   Our current plans for Monday, March 16th are to be open for normal business activities. We plan to have office visits and endoscopy procedures proceed as scheduled. We will be assessing the Covid 19 situation and determining plans for patient care going forward over the next several weeks.

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[02/21/20]   Our office will be open normal business hours Friday.

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Our Story

Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates offers 7 board certified Gastroenterologists, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disease and the prevention of colon cancer.

D. Spencer Carney, MD KunalS. Dalal, MD Robert D. J. Henihan, MD
William W. King, MD Steven D. Klein, MD Mariam Sauer, MD
Joseph Kittinger, III, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

We pride ourselves in providing unparallelled service and quality in gastroenterology care, providing colonoscopy, EGD (upper endoscopy) and a complete colon cancer screening program. Most procedures are conducted in our Medicare accredited, state-of-the-art Endoscocopy Center, providing our patients cost savings and a soothing environment.

As a gold standard endorsed by The American Cancer Society, it is recommended that everyone 50 years old get a colonoscopy to minimize their risk. For those with a family history, it is advised to begin colonoscopy screening at 40. For our patients' comfort, we now offer Painless Colonoscopy, providing the most comprehensive colon cancer screening with advanced sedation, allowing patients to sleep soundly through their procedure with rapid recovery time afterward. Colonoscopy is covered by most major insurance including Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.

Please do not use our page to communicate clinical information with our practice.

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5115 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
28403

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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