ASC leaders turn to gastroenterology for growth

Healthcare leaders are turning to gastroenterology to unlock growth opportunities.

Here are how three leaders are using gastroenterology to grow their facilities: 

Dean Lehmkuhler. Administrator at Northside Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center (Indianapolis): The growth of our ASC will be significant after two years as we are planning to build a new endoscopy center with a projected opening of Jan. 31, 2026. The new center will allow for 50 percent growth over the next five years as we are increasing the size of the center and increasing from four procedure rooms to five procedure rooms with an ability to add a sixth room. We will also be programming a more efficient patient flow along with technological advances that we currently do not have in the center today.

Alex Pham, MD. Chronic Pain Physician at SEVA Med Care (Tulsa, Okla.): We plan on expanding our surgical volume by implementing marketing strategies and expanding our services. This includes the addition of gastroenterology, otolaryngology, cardiovascular and orthopedic specialities, among others. Within the next 12 to 24 months, we hope to optimize operational efficiency while creating an intimate and individualized environment for our patients.

Sap Sinha. COO at Allied Digestive Health. Our focus is on continuing to grow aggressively in our ASCs. There is an increase in colonoscopies in general because of the change in the age for mandatory colon checks for colon cancer from 50 to 45. Furthermore, we are also seeing an increase in chronic diseases such as IBD and IBS that also require procedures in the ASC.

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