Cost and Convenience Important for Quality Health Care

At GIA, we are committed to providing the very best in gastrointestinal health care for our patients. That means board certified physicians, skilled nurses and caring support personnel. We have one of the most educated and experienced staffs and one of the most technologically advanced facilities available.

In addition to the finest medical care, we know that cost and convenience also play a part in the quality of service you expect. We have that covered as well. Our ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) allow us to provide personalized care in a convenient, cost-effective way. All our ASCs are state licensed, Medicare-certified and accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Ambulatory care refers to medical care provided for patients who are not admitted overnight to a hospital. The popularity of ambulatory care has grown rapidly since the early 1980s, mainly because advances in technology have made many tests, procedures and surgeries formerly done in hospitals safe to do on an outpatient basis.

One of the major benefits to the patient is cost savings. A surgery or procedure performed in an ambulatory surgery center can cost an estimated 30 to 60 percent less than the same procedure performed in a hospital. In our state-of-the-art facilities, our board certified and specially trained physicians perform endoscopies, dilations, colonoscopies, removal of colon polyps, treatments for Barrett’s esophagus and many other endoscopic procedures.

If a procedure is needed that must be performed in a hospital, we have physicians on staff at local hospitals.

Convenience is another reason to choose an ambulatory care facility. Our three offices and ASCs are conveniently located to better serve our patients, are easy to get in and out of, and have plenty of parking. Additionally, our outpatient treatments offer the convenience of returning home after a surgery or procedure which makes the process easier on the whole family.

At Gastrointestinal Associates, our ambulatory surgery centers help us bring you the very best in health care. We provide medical excellence, convenience and cost-savings, getting you in and out and home again quickly.