SWGI is now a site for clinical research studies. We have partnered with a group called Frontier Clinical Research to make new innovations in GI care available to our patients. At any given time there are multiple studies ongoing. Your provider may suggest that you consider enrolling in one of these studies. Participation is, of course, entirely voluntary. The studies are all conducted at numerous sites throughout the nation. Patients who opt to participate in a study will have all of the study details thoroughly explained to them before their study starts. Each participant will receive monetary compensation for their efforts. Some studies look at new diagnostic tests and others examine highly promising treatments that have not yet been approved by the FDA. SWGI has a full time clinical research nurse dedicated to our program.