Why Choose Physicians Endoscopy Center?
Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are able to provide high quality procedure at a lower cost than hospitals. According to US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) data, patients who have procedure in an ASC pay an average of 46% less than patients having the same procedure in a hospital. The HHS survey data also reports the quality of care provided in an endoscopy center is equal to or better than comparable care provided in a hospital because of the infrequency of complications and infections. Other reasons an endoscopy center may be the perfect fit for you includes convenient scheduling, reliable service, and a high level of professionalism. Of the survey participants who had procedures performed in an endoscopy center, 98% reported they were satisfied with their experience.
Learn more facts about ambulatory surgery centers and explore this website to learn specifics about our center and how we can serve you. We look forward to the opportunity to provide you with excellent patient care.
When patients choose Physicians Endoscopy Center, they find it to be more convenient and easier to navigate than a hospital. We offer a number of scheduling options, including Saturday appointments, to meet specific needs. Plus, since all of our procedures are scheduled, your procedure is never bumped or delayed by an emergency case.
Our center offers a comfortable environment with a highly trained medical staff that is focused on offering personalized patient care. We know exactly how many patients we will serve each day and staff appropriately to ensure each patient’s visit goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. Because we see only endoscopy patients in our center, it’s less likely for someone else's illness to become yours; in fact, if a patient is ill, we usually will reschedule the procedure for a later date.
Since we do not have the overhead of a facility that offers a wide range of procedures from seriously ill to emergencies, our center is typically able to perform your procedure at the same high level of care with the same specialized attention but at a lower cost.
We invite you to explore this website to learn more about our center and we look forward to helping you improve your digestive health.
We specialize in Gastroenterology.
All physicians on our medical staff are board-certified or board-eligible gastroenterologists: physicians specifically trained to diagnosis and treat gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. All of our doctors complete three to four years of GI fellowship training in addition to an internal medicine residency.
Gastroenterologists also receive specialized training in endoscopy, a diagnostic procedure which uses a flexible, lighted tube with a built-in video camera to examine the inside of the digestive/intestinal tract.
Studies have shown that gastroenterologists perform higher quality colonoscopy screenings and other consultative services when compared to other types of physicians. Non-gastroenterologists are five times more likely to miss colorectal cancer during colonoscopy than gastroenterologists.
More is better.
The more experience your doctor has performing specific procedures - such as colonoscopy - the better the results. Physicians Endoscopy Center physicians have performed more than 100,000 endoscopic procedures since 2002.
According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a physician should perform at least 100 colonoscopies annually. Every Physicians Endoscopy Center physician performs at least 200 colonoscopies each year, with some of our physicians performing more than 1,000 of these procedures annually.