Greenville Endoscopy Center
About Our Facility
The Greenville Endoscopy Center was opened in 1994 to provide ambulatory outpatient services in the area of gastroenterology. Additionally, Greenville Endoscopy Center at Patewood was opened in 2007. It is a privately owned, freestanding center whose staff is comprised of board-certified gastroenterologists, nurses (RN and LPN) and endoscopy technicians. This team continually works together to monitor patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction through quality assurance programs, advanced education and ongoing staff training programs. Among the services we provide are:
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Esophageal Dilation
Your comfort, safety and prompt recovery are the primary concern of our staff.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Please be aware that you will be at our facility for a minimum of 1½-2 hours. If you are having sedation, you must have a driver who remains at the GEC during the procedure. Please make arrangements for this prior to your appointment. Because the medications that we give are sedatives, the person needs to be available to speak with the physician after your procedure and to drive you home.
Your results from any biopsies or polyps removed will be available two weeks later by accessing this information via a unique phone number or website that will be provided to you on the day of your procedure. Critical biopsy results will be handled more urgently.
We will call you after your procedure to ensure that you are feeling well and answer any questions you may have about your procedure.
The Greenville Endoscopy Center is a participating provider with Medicare and several managed care insurance plans. We recommend that you call your insurance company to ensure our center is a participating facility with your plan. We follow the rules set forth by these plans. As a courtesy to you, our Insurance Department will file the insurance claim for charges incurred at the GEC.
Responsibility for payment of these services is the obligation of the patient. If specimens are taken for pathological review, you will receive a separate bill from the pathology office for their services. You will also receive a bill from your physician for professional services.
*The billing services for Greenville Endoscopy Center and anesthesia are provided by Gastroenterology Associates. If you have any questions regarding your bill, please call our staff at 864-451-5095. Your billing questions can also be answered with our Patient Portal, simply click that button on our website www.gastroassociates.com and select Billing Question.
If you experience any problems, please ask to speak with the Director of Nursing. All efforts will be made to handle your problem expediently or you can call 864-527-7350