11 GI-Driven ASCs & Facilities Opened in 2014

Here are 11 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven ambulatory surgery centers, practice locations, research centers and training locations that have opened this year thus far.

Abington (Pa.) Memorial Hospital opened its Center for Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Advanced GI, led by board-certified gastroenterologist Gilbert Simoni, MD, opened a new office location in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The new office includes a larger operating room and recovery room than its previous location.

Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates, in collaboration with Frontier Healthcare, is transitioning its office-based endoscopy unit in East Patchogue, N.Y., to an endoscopy surgery center. 

Cape Regional Physicians Associates Gastroenterology opened it new practice location at the Cape Regional Medical Commons in Cape May Court House, N.J. 

Colorectal surgeon Marc Levitt, MD, will lead the establishment of a Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Developers broke ground on the 90,000-square-foot Douglas Park Medical Office Park in Long 
Beach, Calif. One of the new medical office buildings will be occupied by physicians of Long Beach Gastroenterology. The physicians will operate the Greater Long Beach Endoscopy Center, affiliated with Surgical Care Affiliates.

La Peer Health Systems, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based outpatient surgery center, opened its Hernia Surgery Los Angeles. Board-certified colorectal and general surgeon Stephen Yoo, MD, will lead the center's team of physicians.

Logan (W. Va.) Regional Medical Center opened its newly renovated endoscopy unit. The unit includes a seven-bed pre- and postoperative area, three procedure rooms and a bronchoscopy room.

Researchers have opened OpenBiome in Cambridge, Mass. OpenBiome is the country's first stool bank for fecal microbiota transplantation samples for C. difficile treatment.

Western New York Pediatric Gastroenterology opened a new office location in Batavia, N.Y.

University of Pennsylvania Medicine opened the Wilmott-Barna Center for Endoscopic Innovation, Research and Training in its
Abramson Cancer Center. The center was established through a gift from the married couple Timothy Wilmott and Nancy Barna.

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