The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana

Office Address

The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana
1920 Moores Lane
Suite B
Texarkana, TX 75503
Phone: (903) 791-8657

Office Hours:

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am till 3:00 pm.

If you are referring patients to our office, please complete the following form and fax it over to our office. Fax: (903) 793-0844

Physician Referral Form (PDF)

Patient Endoscopy Packet

 

The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana is licensed by the state of Texas, certified as a Medicare provider, and performs thousands of procedures each year. The Center offers a spacious reception area for patients and family and our three state of the art procedure rooms allow your doctor to perform procedures in the most comfortable and efficient manner. Choosing Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants and The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana means choosing less paperwork, and a setting significantly less expensive than a hospital, while still maintaining a quality, safe and convenient experience.

The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana is an Ambulatory Surgery Center licensed by the State of Texas and certified as a Medicare provider, and performs thousands of endoscopic procedures (colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) a year. We are fully aware that our patients have many choices when they make a location selection for their endoscopy procedures and we are committed to ensuring every patient receives the quality care they deserve and have the best experience possible. This commitment is expressed through our physicians, our nursing and administrative staff with the common goal of providing a friendly, caring environment. Our medical excellence and dedicated staff ensures we meet our goals every day and this commitment to our patients is what sets The Endoscopy Center of Texarkana apart. Please call Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants for an appointment. No referrals are necessary.

What is Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)?

Ambulatory Surgery Center –known as ASCs- are modern health care facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. ASC’s have transformed the outpatient experience for millions of Americans by providing them with a more convenient alternative to hospital-based outpatient procedures and done so with a strong track record of quality care and positive patient outcomes. All ASCs must have at least one dedicated operating room and the equipment needed to perform safely and ensure quality patient care.

ASCs play a vital role in ensuring patient access to preventive measures, such as colonoscopies, in a convenient and affordable setting. Every year colonoscopies prevent colon cancer in thousands of people by catching the disease during its early curable stages. Today more than 40 percent of Medicare colonoscopies are performed at ASCs. When these life saving procedures are performed in ASCs both beneficiaries and the Medicare program save money because surgery centers perform the procedures at a lower cost. Medicare and its beneficiaries pay an average 72% more in a hospital outpatient department than they pay for the same procedure if performed at an ASC. Since 1982, when Medicare started reimbursing ASCs, Medicare has saved $2.6 billion annually just by the change of location.

All ASCs are subjected to rigorous oversight and independent inspections to assess each center’s level of compliance with both state and national standards. These on-site surveys, like those conducted at hospitals and other facilities evaluate ASCs on a wide range of demanding clinical operational and quality standards. ASCs in Texas must meet both state and federal government standards and demonstrate continual compliance with ongoing inspections and reporting.

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