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MUSC Digestive Disease Center: Patients and Visitors

MUSC First in South Carolina to Use TruFreeze Spray Cryotherapy

Gastroenterologists at Medical University of South Carolina's Digestive Disease Center are the first in South Carolina to provide truFreeze® spray cryotherapy for patients suffering from esophageal disease. This minimally invasive technology involves placing a small catheter in a standard endoscope to spray extremely cold liquid nitrogen to ablate targeted tissue inside the esophagus. Read more

Brenda hoffman, MD, FACP, FACGChief, Endosonography; Leader, G.I. Cancer Program; Professor of Medicine

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Dr. Brenda hoffman

Dr. Brenda Hoffman, whose clinical interests are endoscopic ultrasound, capsule endoscopy, laser therapy and therapeutic endoscopy, received her M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1983 and completed her Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1989.

Dr. Hoffman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a member of several organizations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Gastroenterology.View faculty list

Clinical Research Trials at MUSC

A clinical trial is a research study involving human volunteers to help answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health.

Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.

DDC Research efforts are managed by the Digestive Disease Research Center and is supported by the DDC/GI clinic, endoscopy staff and physicians.

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Why should I visit the Medical University of South Carolina?

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Your doctor will probably agree with you about your preference to come to MUSC. We offer excellent patient care at a state-of-the-art facility, in a historic setting in the southeastern United States. Our doctors are nationally ranked among the highest in the nation. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients using the latest technology in medicine.

Come see why MUSC is changing what's possible®.

Read more about why you should choose MUSC for your healthcare needs.