Dekalb Endoscopy Center Acquired by Physicians Endoscopy

Feb 16, 2016, 11:45 ET from Physicians Endoscopy

DEKALB, Ga., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Endoscopy, LLC (PE), along with the physicians of Dekalb Gastroenterology Associates, LLC, are pleased to announce on December 31, 2015, the two organizations finalized a joint venture relationship.

PE, leader in the development and management of GI single-specialty ambulatory surgery centers, acquired a minority interest in Dekalb Endoscopy Center (DEC), making this their 40th ASC.  The physicians of DEC felt it was the right time to incorporate a strategic business partner who could provide professional management and expertise to enhance and help protect the ongoing success of their center.

Dekalb Endoscopy Center is a three-room ambulatory surgery center providing over 5,000 procedures annually.  The center opened for operations in 1991, is Medicare certified, State licensed, and AAAHC accredited.

"Physicians Endoscopy deals only with ambulatory endoscopy centers.  We welcome their experience and expertise in addressing management and regulatory challenges in a changing practice environment.  Their presence should help us to focus on our primary mission, which is to delivery high quality and compassionate care," Mark Stern, MD.

"Over the past several years, PE has had several conversations with the Physicians, who have come to know the success and integrity of our organization.  It has been our desire to partner with this premier GI group who provide the highest quality of clinical service and patient care to their community.  We look forward to a long-term successful relationship," stated Jeff Fox, VP Business Development, Physicians Endoscopy.

ABOUT GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY ASSOCIATES
DeKalb Gastroenterology Associates (DGA) has served the medical needs of the Decatur and Metro Atlanta community since 1976.  DGA's board certified gastroenterologists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of digestive and liver diseases.

DGA is committed to remaining on the forefront of medical care by utilizing the latest treatment options and a wide array of diagnostic procedures which include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, Flex Sigmoidoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and Remicade infusion. They specialize in the treatment of Reflux (Barrett's Esophagus), ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns, Ulcerative colitis, hepatitis and place a special emphasis on colon cancer screening.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Physicians Endoscopy builds collaborative, long-term relationships with partnered physicians that positively impact the center, its patients and the bottom line. For more information about GI-focused new ambulatory surgery center and hospital joint venture partnerships, visit www.endocenters.com or contact (866) 240-9496.

Media Contact:
Lori Trzcinski
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SOURCE Physicians Endoscopy



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