Dr. Afsar M. Waraich, MD

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Dr. Afsar M. Waraich, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Palmetto Gastroenterology & Hepatology 770 Medical Park Dr, Aiken, SC 29801 Get Directions
(803) 649-4699

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Practice Statement : Improving Life. Practice Purpose : To be the premier Gastroenterology practice in Central Savannah River Area by addressing each individual patient problem and improving their quality of life by delivering quality healthcare services, treatments and management. Practice Aspiration : To provide premium gastroenterology services for our patients. To care for our patients in a safe, compassionate manner by providing evidence based medicine. Practice Capabilities - Patient Care : We meet patient needs and strive to provide quality service to our patients. Our patients and their needs are the focal point of every decision and action we take.We do this by striving for excellence in understanding, anticipating and serving our patients.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    16 – 30 minutes (36)
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in Aiken, SC |
I recently had my first colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures. Thanks to Dr. Waraich and his staff, everything went much better than I had expected. I highly recommend this office.
in Williston, sc |
Highly recommend Dr. Waraich. I have known him for over 15 years and he is one of the smartest, compassionate, caring doctors I have ever met. He makes sure his office is run efficiently and he treats each patient with respect. I can't say enough good about his professional abilities.
in Aiken, SC |
After years of misdiagnosing, Dr. Waraich diagnosed my problem after one office visit.
in Hilda, SC |
In October 2014, I was diagnosed with NAFLD. Dr. Waraich began treating me for this condition. In July 2015, a weakened blood vessel in my esophagus ruptured causing an extensive loss of blood. Dr. Waraich performed emergency surgery and stopped the blood vessel from leaking. If it were not for him, I would have bleed out. He saved my life. Dr. Waraich monitors me closely. The office staff is highly professional and friendly. They go out of there way to make sure their patients are cared for.
in Springfield, SC |
Always answers my questions and provides best solutions possible.
in Aiken, SC |
I actually had an out patient procedure at the new Center for Colon and Digestive Services. Being a former perfusionist, my back ground was in the operating room for 13 years. For the first time ever, I witnessed Dr. Waraich say an identity and procedure check, speaking directly with the operating room staff. He reviewed patient's name, age, identification number, and procedure, followed by a question, DO WE AGREE? I have never even heard of surgeon doing that. I was very impressed.
in Aiken, SC |
I was seen by Dr. Waraich a couple of times, and I was very happy with his bedside manor and his expertise. I would recommend him to anyone needing the help of a gastroenterologist. Breck Rollins
in North Augusta |
Dr. Waraich took care of me and my mother. He is an acceptation Physician, who is very compassionate and has a deep of fund knowledge. There endoscopy facility is outstanding and the best in the CSRA. He removed a large polyp from my colon that otherwise would have required surgery. He was very thorough in explaining the potentials risks and out comes involving the complicated process of removing this large Polyp.
in Aiken, SC |
Staff was very polite and helpful, physician took time to listen. My procedure was a breeze. I received outstanding service at the center for colon and digestive disease.
in Aiken, SC |
Followed all pre-op procedure to the letter, prepaid for colonoscopy, had the procedure, then woke up to find out that no results were found because l was not clear enough. Then, l received a bill 2 months later for anesthesia services, which l thought had been paid prior to the operation. Final result, a $2004 nap. Have not heard one word from him. A highly unpleasant, unprofessional outfit, in my opinion. Would not recommend under any circumstances.
in Aiken, SC |
Truly an exceptional doctor. This Dr found and identified a suspicious area during recent routine procedure. Currently following his recommendations and looking forward to positive results. I have heard and know now firsthand - this man saves lives. This area is lucky to have someone of this caliber and expertise here. Thank you Dr. W.
in Aiken, SC |
The colonoscopy left me disabled. This was totally preventable, either by taking the time to deflate the bowel or by the use of carbon dioxide. The Doctor chose to do neither, apparently.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Characterized by Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rapid Gastric Emptying
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Procedures Performed

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Mt Sinai School Of Med
    University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Waraich's Office & Staff

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Dr. Waraich's Care Philosophy

Practice Statement : Improving Life. Practice Purpose : To be the premier Gastroenterology practice in Central Savannah River Area by addressing each individual patient problem and improving their quality of life by delivering quality healthcare services, treatments and management. Practice Aspiration : To provide premium gastroenterology services for our patients. To care for our patients in a safe, compassionate manner by providing evidence based medicine. Practice Capabilities - Patient Care : We meet patient needs and strive to provide quality service to our patients. Our patients and their needs are the focal point of every decision and action we take.We do this by striving for excellence in understanding, anticipating and serving our patients.