St. Bernards GI Lab diagnoses and treats problems of the digestive system, from the throat (esophagus) to the colon, including organs involved in digestion—the stomach, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

The GI Lab has four procedure rooms and a fluoroscopy room. The GI Lab physicians use devices that allow the interior of the colon and stomach to be viewed and biopsies to be taken for further testing. Under fluoroscopy, an imaging technique, disorders can be detected within the system that creates, stores and releases bile into the digestive system. 

Patients undergoing a procedure in the GI Lab should allow for two to three hours for their visit, including both the procedure and recovery time. Patients must stay in recovery and be monitored until the nurse determines they have reached an acceptable alertness score and are ready for discharge. 

GI Exams and Procedures:

  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Paracentesis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Polypectomy
  • Bravo Ph Capsule
  • Esophagastrodudenoscopy
  • Motility Studies
  • M2A® Small Bowel Capsule
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Placements
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholagiopancreatography

For more information about St. Bernards GI Lab, please call 870.207.4180.


1007 E Matthews Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401


B. Matt Garner, MD
Deshan Daniels, APRN
Victoria McCoy, APRN
Mary Ann O' Hara, APRN
Tracy Thompson, APRN