Every 3.5 minutes, an
American is diagnosed with colon cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone
dies. Last year, more than 750 South Carolinians died of colorectal
cancer. This is all the
more tragic when you realize that colorectal
cancer is 95% preventable.
The SC Medical
Endoscopy Center is
dedicated to the highest ideals of providing excellent screening and
early detection of this preventable cancer through the pioneering
concept of Primary Care
Our well-appointed facility is fully licensed and accredited by the
AAAHC, in recognition of
our high quality of care and full compliance
with the standards for superior ambulatory health care organizations.
Our facility has been documented to far exceed all national standards
of quality care with 3 times the polyp discovery rate as the national
average. Since 1991,
we have performed over 25,000 colonoscopies, and
have NEVER had a patient die of colon cancer after receiving a clean
bill of health from SCMEC.
A study by the New England Journal of Medicine reported that polyp
detection rates at other facilities could vary as much as 10-fold from
one physician to another even within the same practice. Quality
matters—and SCMEC provides the highest quality care in all of
If you only need to have this test performed once every 10 years, then
give yourself peace
of mind by having your colonoscopy performed by
experts with the highest quality standards for polyp detection and
Lloyd, MD, PhD is
a board certified internist who has practiced in the Midlands for
nearly 30 years.
He serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council
Aging, and is a past board member of Communicare.
He is also on the
Strategic Planning Committee of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance.
He has presented this innovative model in numerous national and
international forums. The ground-breaking work at SCMEC has also been
featured in the American Cancer Society’s journal CANCER, in
the Journal of the S.C. Medical Association, and the American Society
of Clinical Oncology. His work has also resulted in $2.5 million in
federal grants to expand the program pioneered at SCMEC.
Dr. Lloyd has trained over 100 physicians the life saving skills of
colonoscopy at the South Carolina Medical Endoscopy Center. He is
passionate about preventing colorectal cancer and often speaks to
churches, community organizations, and other concerned groups about the
need for patients to be proactive about undergoing this relatively
simple, but crucially effective, test.