Keeping You Informed About Your Digestive Health


At Palmetto Digestive, we’re committed to keeping our patients informed when it comes to their digestive health and well-being. Our team is here to help you navigate your treatment options with a proactive, gentle approach.

With locations in Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Summerville, and the Moncks Corner area of Charleston, SC, we perform gastroenterology procedures and provide digestive health services for patients throughout the region.

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Watch the following videos and learn more about gastrointestinal health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 843-571-0643 today.

Digestive Health and Aging

Our digestive health changes as we age. Dr. Derek Feussner explains signs to look for and how to improve your digestive health as you age.

Colon Polyps

What are colon polyps and when should you be screened for them? Join Dr. Alejandro Suarez as he answers these questions.


Severe abdominal pain with fever and chills could be a sign of diverticulitis. Learn more from Dr. Derek Feussner.

Help for Incontinence

Dr. Feussner talks with Tom Crawford on Lowcountry Live about help for bladder and bowel incontinence.


Dr. Suarez talks with Tom Crawford on Lowcountry Live about Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), a commonly misdiagnosed condition that can overlap other gastrointestinal disorders.

For more information or to request an appointment, call us today!

Preparing for Your Procedure

If you have additional questions before your procedure, please call us at 843-571-0643 for more information.

Do I need a referral to schedule an appointment?

No. You do not need a referral to make an appointment.

What can I consume on a clear liquid diet?

It’s essential to drink a variety of clear liquids to avoid nausea and dehydration. Clear liquids include:

  • Water
  • Apple juice
  • White grape juice
  • Other non-citrus juices without pulp
  • Gatorade
  • Ginger ale
  • Diet or regular 7-Up, Sprite, or colas
  • Kool Aid
  • Clear broth
  • Popsicles
  • Honey
  • Hard candies without filling

A clear liquid diet also permits black coffee or tea without cream or powdered creamer. You can also consume Jell-O without added fruit.

Can I take a bus, taxi, Uber, or Lyft home by myself after the procedure?

No. A trusted person above the age of 18 must be with you to drive you home or accompany you. If you do not have a family member or friend to assist you, there are relatively inexpensive local resources that may be able to help you get to and from your procedure. Please call 843-571-0643 for more information.

Can I go back to work after my procedure?

Due to the sedation given during the procedure, you should plan to rest at home for the remainder of the day. You may resume your usual activities the day after your procedure.

When can I eat after my procedure?

Generally, you can eat immediately after your procedure. We recommend starting light and progressing as tolerated. Occasionally, there is mild nausea from the sedative medications. You may not have a full appetite until the following day.
Gastroenterology Specialist in Mount Pleasant & Summerville, SC
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Mount Pleasant
West Ashley
Moncks Corner

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM ‒ 5 PM

Friday: 8 AM ‒ 4 PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM ‒ 5 PM

Friday: 8 AM ‒ 4 PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Mon-Tues: 8 AM ‒ 5 PM

Wed: 8:30 AM ‒ 5 PM

Friday: 8 AM ‒ 4 PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM ‒ 5 PM

Friday: 8 AM ‒ 4 PM

Sat - Sun: Closed