Southaven Gastroenterologist

Our Goal Is To Provide Our Patients With Quality

Gastroenterology Care

We want to provide you with information to understand the facts associated with your diagnosis and what you can do to prevent reoccurrences.

We Have Bilingual Staff Available In Spanish
(Tenemos personal bilingüe disponible en español)

Help Is Available For Those Suffering With Chronic Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence, also known as chronic fecal incontinence, causes unexpected leaks.

If you've tried other treatments but are still looking for relief from chronic fecal incontinence, there is another option: Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy delivered by the InterStim system. 

Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy delivered by the InterStim system is not for everyone. Not everyone will receive the same results. Talk with your doctor to understand the benefits and risks and to determine if treatment with the InterStim system may be right for you.

UPDATE: Clinic & Endoscopy Patient and Visitor Instructions

  • Patient’s and Visitor’s temperature will be screened and asked to wash their hands.
  • Patients can only bring a visitor if they are physically or mentally challenged.
  • No children under the age of 16 may enter.
  • Have you traveled outside the United States or a high-risk area   within the last two weeks?
  • Has a family member tested positive for COVID-19 or you have   a COVID-19 test pending?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone you believe have been   sick or exposed to the Coronavirus?
  • Do you have a fever, headaches, diarrhea, lower respiratory   illness or any shortness of  breath?
  • If you answered yes to any of the questions, please refrain from entering our facility and call our office at 662-280-8222 for a Telemedicine visit.
We Are Also:
  • Conducting daily health checks.
  • Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace.
  • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the   workplace, if appropriate.
  • ​​​​​​​Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the   workplace.

Our Promise Of Excellent Gastroenterologist Care

Our commitment is to honor God through serving humanity. Our goal is
to provide you with services that nurture you physically, mentally and spiritually.

Quality Care
During your visit with the doctor feel free to discuss and ask questions about
diet, exercise, lifestyle modifications and preventative medicine.


March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer refers to both rectal and colon cancers. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States.

Throughout the year, and especially during March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones are empowered to share their stories, raise awareness, advocate for policy change, and support research. We’re determined to stop the second-leading cause of cancer deaths of men and women combined from taking more lives. Get Involved!

To learn more about prevention, treatment and living with colorectal cancer please visit.

What is International NASH Day?

NASH is a hidden epidemic. It is the progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and affects more than 115 million people worldwide. An estimated 357 million people will be affected by 2030. Because NASH symptoms are often not overt, NASH is often underdiagnosed and underreported. NAFLD and NASH are major risk factors for concurrent conditions: more than 70% of patients are living with obesity, up to 75% have type 2 diabetes, and anywhere from 20-80% have hyperlipidemia. Unchecked, NASH may lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver transplant. To learn more, please contact us. 662-280-8222

Now Is A Great Time To Have Colon Cancer Awareness


Colon Care Facts From Your Southaven Gastroenterologist

  • Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans get colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.
  • Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people who are 50 years old or older
  • Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include
    • Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement).
    • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away.
    • Losing weight and you don’t know why.

    These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you have any of them, please contact us.

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Common Colonoscopy Myths

Myth #1 Colonoscopies Hurt

With today’s technology, the notion that a colonoscopy will be painful is simply not true. During a colonoscopy at Delta Gastroenterology, patients are very comfortable during the procedure – you should not expect any pain

Myth #2 You Can Have A Colonoscopy Without Having To Prepare For It

The colonoscopy procedure requires a certain amount of preparation prior to the day of the procedure.

Myth #3: Only Older People Need To Have A Colonoscopy

It’s true that colonoscopies are recommended for men and women 50 and older, but this age range changes if a patient has certain risks for colon cancer. An “at risk” patient includes someone with a family history of colon or colorectal cancer, as well as a person with a personal history of colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, uterine or breast cancer.

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Learn more about our specialized Colon Care Facts From Your Southaven Gastroenterologist. Here are services we offer for all of our Southaven and Mid-South patients.


A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding.

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy can be used to determine the cause of heartburn and is often performed as an outpatient procedure.

Capsule Endoscopy

Video capsule endoscopy procedure allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding.

Hydrogen Breath Test

The hydrogen breath test is used to diagnose lactose intolerance or determine if abnormal bacteria are present in the colon.


The Fibroscan device (Echosens) works by measuring shear wave velocity. In this technique, a 50-MHz wave is passed into the liver from a small transducer on the end of an ultrasound probe.

Ultrasound Abdomen

Ultrasound imaging of the abdomen uses sound waves to produce pictures of the structures within the upper abdomen. Safe, noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation.

Anorectal Manometry

This test utilizes a catheter and a balloon to study the nerves and muscles of the anus and rectum. It is used to evaluate patients with fecal incontinence or constipation.

Hemorrhoid Banding Ligation

This is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. This treatment is only for internal hemorrhoids.

Fecal Incontinence

Bowel control problems are extremely common, but they are not normal. If you suffer from bowel control issues, you know how much they can interrupt your life. It’s time to speak up and get back to living your life.

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Lifetime Of Better Health!

What Is Fatty Liver Disease?

According to the Mayo Clinic, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. As the name implies, the main characteristic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is too much fat stored in liver cells.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a potentially serious form of the disease, is marked by liver inflammation. This may progress to scarring and irreversible damage. This damage is similar to the damage caused by heavy alcohol use. At its most severe, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is increasingly common around the world, especially in Western nations. In the United States, it is the most common form of chronic liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people.

With Orbera®, you learn portion control.

The technology and design of the Orbera® balloon helps patients lose up to 3.1×2 the weight of diet and exercise alone. It is placed temporarily in your stomach for six months and can help patients lose 48% more than other FDA-approved gastric balloons. Learn More about Orbera

Lose weight non-surgically with the world's #1 weight loss balloon.

A safe and non-surgical weight-loss program with 20-years experience and over 300,0003 balloons distributed worldwide. As a gastroenterologist Dr. Duncan can answer any of your questions regarding non-surgical weight loss.

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Why Should You See A Gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastroenterologists can treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to hepatitis C.
​Symptoms for which you need to see a gastroenterologist
• Rectal bleeding, blood in stools
• Urgency in moving the bowels
• Unexplained and frequent diarrhea
• Change in bowel habits
• Pale colored stools
• Dark urine
• Heart burn
• Bloating of the abdomen
• Belching
• Vomiting
• Loss of appetite

We Offer Help For Ailments Including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Colon polyps
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Functional bowel disorders
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Inflammatory bowel disorders
  • Motility disorders of the large and small bowels
  • Swallowing disorders
Got Heartburn... we can help

Case Study- Heartburn

Did you know that studies show that up to 15% of individuals have heartburn at least once a week? About 7% have heartburn daily. Heartburn is one of the major challenges in family medicine. Heartburn is characterized by burning retrosternal discomfort. When severe, it may radiate to the sides of the chest, the neck, and the angles of the jaw. Heartburn is a characteristic symptom of reflux oesophagitis, which is a complication of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorders.

Let Us Help You With Your Gastroenterology Health

Nobody should settle for not feeling their best. Let us help you regain your best life! We Take Most Insurance Plans. Contact Us If You Have Questions.

Who We Are

The Most Caring Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center in
Southaven & The Mid-South

Whether you’re plagued by excess gas or are concerned about blood in your stool, embarrassment might be holding you back from getting help. But don’t be shy: as a Gastroenterologist, we specialize in everything stomach- and colon-related, so they won’t bat an eye when you tell them something that would gross out your friends.

At Delta Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center, our only goal is to help you find that relief. Every aspect of our facility is designed to guide you to a quick, painless recovery at a price that you can afford. Our team truly cares about your wellbeing. We’ll use the latest advances in care to help you get your life back on track, as quick and as painlessly as possible.

Call us today at (662) 280-8222 to learn more about how we can help

Delta Endoscopy Center


A Second Opinion You Can Trust

Many of our patients come to us on strong pain medication seeking a way to avoid dangerous surgeries. We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion on your diagnosis or treatment plan.

Every case is unique and starts with a full consultation;
call us today to schedule an appointment.

We Accept Care Credit!

Meet Our Team​

Dr. Duncan MD

Dr. Ulric Duncan received his Doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas Medical Center at Houston in 1991. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He then entered and completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Duncan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Shemeka Taylor, FNP-C

Shemeka holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Holmes Community College, Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, and a professional/graduate degree: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner from Union University. She is an American Academy of Nurse Practitioners board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. . She has a wealth of professional nursing experience since 2014.

Mary Jo Grant NP

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Maryville College St Louis, Missouri. The University of Southern Mississippi: Majoring - Nursing Administration The University of Southern Mississippi: Minoring - Nursing Education in Hattiesburg, MS Mississippi University for Women: Post Master's Degree in Family Nurse Clinician

Medhat El-Sabawy, Pharm.D. , PA-C

Dr. El-Sabawy received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee. He also received a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from Christian Brother’s University in Memphis. He has many years of experience treating gastrointestinal disorders.

Olivia Meggs, Physician Assistant

Olivia obtained a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Louisiana Tech University. She went on to complete a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana prior to moving to the area. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at a gastroenterologist appointment?

Appointments at your gastroenterologist’s office will vary from patient to patient. Depending on your symptoms and condition, your doctor may require different procedures or tests. The best way to understand what will happen at your specific appointment is to have a consultation with your gastroenterologist in Southaven.

What are some warning signs of colon problems?

Colon cancer can be deadly, which is why it is recommended to have a colonoscopy after the age of 50. Warning signs may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Will my insurance cover gastroenterology services?

Colon cancer can be deadly, which is why it is recommended to have a colonoscopy after the age of 50. Warning signs may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation or diarrhea.