Coastal Gastroenterology in Bluffton, SC

At Coastal Gastroenterology, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. We offer complete diagnostic and therapeutic services for the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, gall bladder, liver and pancreas.

Quality Care
When you have digestive problems, you need to turn to a gastroenterologist who listens and responds… an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs…a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health…an accessible physician who is conveniently close by, regularly available and aware of your needs.

Dr. Louis Bell meets all these criteria; his concern is "to treat my patients the way that I would like to be treated." He is very conscious of his patients' time and strives to keep to the appointment schedule. He also calls patients with any news from tests as soon as possible.

Since he is the sole pracitioner, you are not dealing with a group of doctors working with a complex maze of physicians and office staff. "I see every patient that is treated in my practice," notes Dr. Bell, "so you will always have just one doctor to deal with. And when you call my office after hours with an emergency, it's my cell phone that rings." Personal service like this is hard to find in this day and age of complex telephone menus and gatekeepers!

Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients
Coastal Gastroenterology believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on the website covering the full array of topics associated with gastroenterology and diagnoses and treatments for digestive problems. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your digestive health.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting
The best care in the world doesn’t mean anything if you can’t access it. At Coastal Gastroenterology, we strive to make our Bluffton, SC office are as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about Coastal Gastroenterology’s office, including our Bluffton location, map, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment right here ! We offer urgent care for urgent problems.

We hope you find this website useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.


    Louis D. Bell

    Dr. Louis D. Bell is the current Medical Director of the Okatie-Bluffton Outpatient Center as well as having his own practice at Coastal Gastroenterology.  He is board certified in Gastroenterology and has 29 years of experience.  He performs about 1500 procedures yearly and has achieved “Master” status, having performed over 25,000 colonoscopies.

    Dr. Bell is a graduate of Temple University and the Temple University Medical School.  His fellowship training was in gastroenterology at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA.

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Bluffton Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday - Sunday: