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The latest Physicians Endoscopy news and information.

Physicians Endoscopy Names David Young President

JAMISON, PA – Effective June 4, 2018, Physicians Endoscopy, LLC (PE) announces the addition of David Young as the Company’s new president. Mr. Young has over 20 years of experience in applying financial and operational skills to deliver strategic and tactical objectives across a variety of industry sectors.

Most recently, David served as Chief Operating Officer of Privia Health where he scaled operations and executed the organic growth strategy of the business. Under David’s leadership, the company grew from $200 million and 200 providers to $1 billion in revenue and more than 2,000 providers.

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Physicians Endoscopy Supports Colon Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60% of colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented with a screening colonoscopy. As an advocate for detection and prevention, Physicians Endoscopy (PE) is engaged in several initiatives to mark the start of March—Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

“Our organization is dedicated to colon cancer prevention every day. We are thrilled during March to double down on this effort by helping all of our physicians, center staff, and team members here in Jamison, PA, with outreach and educational services to help save lives,” said Barry Tanner, Physicians Endoscopy’s President and CEO.

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Physicians Endoscopy Celebrates 20 Years

Physicians Endoscopy (PE) is proud to announce a special time in its company history—Physicians Endoscopy’s 20th anniversary. In an era where healthcare changes are far too numerous to list, PE has been the leading gastroenterology development and management company—achieving two decades of exceptional expertise and substantial growth.


Physicians Endoscopy began operations in 1998 when it was organized as a Delaware limited liability company. Barry Tanner and Karen Sablyak, the company’s respective CEO and CFO, joined the company in 1999 and are considered to be the founders of PE—co-writing the business plan that has evolved into what exists as Physicians Endoscopy today.  “PE’s journey started as a little company sitting in a small office writing a business plan with one critical mission—to be the leader in supporting the single specialty of gastroenterology. It was a bold idea to dedicate an entire organization to only one specialty, but it was our strategic vision to do one thing and do it really well”, said Barry Tanner, Physician Endoscopy’s CEO.

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Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center Commencement of Operations

Bronx, NYPhysicians Endoscopy (PE) along with the owners of Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center, LLC (MBEC) are excited to announce the beginning of operations of their newly constructed endoscopy center located at 51 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, NY. As of August 2017, MBEC started seeing patients in this state-of-the-art four-room ambulatory surgery center, expecting to serve over 7,000 patients annually.

MBEC is a licensed Article 28 Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Center dedicated to providing endoscopic procedures. This single-specialty center is a joint venture between Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Morris Heights Health Center, four hospital-employed GI physicians, and four independent gastroenterologists. Physicians Endoscopy is the management company providing administrative services and working exclusively on the business and operational components of the Center.

Physicians Endoscopy efficiently navigated the project through the rigorous certificate of need program within New York State’s Department of Health. Upon approval in 2016, PE managed the entire construction process including licensing and accreditation, and together with all owners ensured a successful opening.

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Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Center Partners with Physicians Endoscopy

Hillsborough, NJ – Physicians Endoscopy (PE) along with the physicians of Digestive Healthcare Center are pleased to announce the organizations have finalized a strategic partnership as of June 5, 2017.

PE, the leader in the development and management of GI ambulatory surgery centers, is proud Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Center (CJASC) has become its 58th partnered center across the U.S. and seventh in the State of New Jersey.

CJASC is a two-room multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center that opened for operations in 2002.  The center currently performs over 8,000 procedures annually. CJASC is licensed by New Jersey Department of Health and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  CJASC participates in national benchmarking studies to remain in the forefront of quality care and is recognized by the ASGE as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy.

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Physicians Endoscopy Acquires Minority Stake in Great South Bay Endoscopy

East Patchogue, NY– Physicians Endoscopy (PE) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Great South Bay Endoscopy (GSBE). Finalized on May 12, 2017, Physicians Endoscopy will provide a full range of ASC services working exclusively on the business and operational components of the Center.

Great South Bay Endoscopy, a two-room ambulatory surgery center located in East Patchogue, NY, opened in 2014. The Center performs over 5,000 cases annually and currently has five physician providers affiliated with Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates.

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The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary Partners with Physicians Endoscopy

Langhorne, PA— Physicians Endoscopy, LLC (PE), along with the physicians of the Gastroenterology Group PA, the Center for Colon and Rectal Health, Inc., and St. Mary Medical Center are pleased to announce on December 1, 2016, the 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 The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary (ECSM), making this their 43rd ASC.

The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary is a four-room ambulatory surgery center providing over 5,500 procedures annually.  The Center opened for operations in 2006 on the campus of St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA.

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Physicians Endoscopy Acquires Majority Ownership in ACCESS Surgery Center

Egg Harbor Township, NJ — Physicians Endoscopy, LLC (PE), along with the Physicians of Atlantic Gastro SurgiCenter, LLC, known as ACCESS Surgery Center, are pleased to announce that on November 1, 2016, the two organizations finalized a joint venture relationship. PE acquired a majority interest in ACCESS Surgery Center, making this their 42nd ASC and fifth partnership in the state.

ACCESS Surgery Center, acquired by Physicians Endoscopy, is a four room ambulatory surgery center with two procedure rooms and two operating rooms, performing over 12,500 procedures annually.  The multi-specialty center is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and licensed by the NJ Department of Health. ACCESS provides predominately gastroenterology and pain management services. Specialties such as podiatry, urology, and general surgery along with infusion services are also offered. The Center currently has eight physician owners along with 35 other physician providers practicing at the center.

“Those who know us over our 20 years of operation know we’ll continue to maintain the highest quality and excellence of service, and expand our surgical services, while offering the most competitive fees, as we enter the era of Health Savings Accounts,” Barry Kaufman, MD, Medical Director of the Center.


“It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Barry Kaufman and all physician partners to bring this joint venture to closure.  ACCESS has been a thriving center for many years.  The owners decided to bring on a strategic business partner to help elevate the center to the next level.  We are enthusiastic to work with physicians who have a defined vision in continuing to deliver the highest quality of services in a low cost, efficient setting, and maximizing the ability to provide an array of specialty services to the community,” stated Carol Stopa, SVP, Business Development, Physicians Endoscopy.


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ACCESS Surgery Center, located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, has many physicians who have been named among the nation’s top doctors, including surgical experts from Cooper University Medical Center. It is a facility with a strong presence in Atlantic County. The Center allows for personalized treatment and one-on-one attention coupled with state-of-the-art equipment. For more information, visit www.accesssurgi.com.

Physicians Endoscopy builds collaborative, long-term relationships with partnered physicians that positively impact the center, its patients and bottom line. For more information about developing a new ambulatory surgery center, acquisition and hospital joint venture partnerships, contact us to discuss your center needs with business development at (866) 240-9496.

View the release at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/physicians-endoscopy-acquires-majority-ownership-in-access-surgery-center-606295446.html

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Northern New Jersey Center for Advanced Endoscopy Opens

nnjc-logo_finalThree-way joint venture between GGNNJ, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, and Physicians Endoscopy

Englewood, NJ— The physicians of Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey (GGNNJ) are pleased to announce the opening of Northern New Jersey Center for Advanced Endoscopy (NNJC)—an ambulatory surgery center joint venture between the physicians of GGNNJ, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC), and strategic corporate partner Physicians Endoscopy (PE).

NNJC Waiting Room

NNJC is an 8,500 square foot single-specialty endoscopic ambulatory surgery center with four procedure rooms. The Medicare-certified, state-licensed, and Joint Commission-accredited center is expected to perform more than 9,000 procedures annually. As healthcare reform continues to change, the new center will seek to provide low-cost, high-quality outpatient endoscopic services to the Englewood area community.

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