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Gastroenterology FAQ


 

What insurances do you participate with?

Medicare, Oxford, United Healthcare, Aetna, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthnet, Guardian, GHI, HIP, 1199, Magnacare

Where will the procedures be performed?

Julie Foont, MD, Peter Kim, MD, Anthony Borcich, MD and Rebekah Gross, MD perform their colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and sigmoidoscopies at the Manhattan Endoscopy Center in Midtown.

Daniel Motola, MD, PhD, Deborah Chua, MD, Michael Glick, MD, Martin Wolff, MD, Neal Joseph, MD, Valerie Antoine-Gustave, MD, Veronika Dubrovskaya, MD and Kati Glockenberg, MD, perform their colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and sigmoidoscopies at the Liberty Endoscopy Center in the Financial District.

Jessica Kimmel, MD, Max Pittman, MD, and James Kim, MD, perform their colonoscopies, upper endoscopies, and sigmoidoscopies at Liberty Endoscopy Center and Brooklyn Court Street Medical, PC.

Is the endoscopy facility an accredited facility?

Manhattan Endoscopy Center (MEC) is fully accredited by the New York State Department of Health as a freestanding ambulatory surgical care facility for endoscopic procedures. The center is also accredited by the Joint Commission.

Liberty Endoscopy Center (LEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center (ASC), fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

Both centers allow us to offer the highest quality medical care to all of our patients by providing its physicians with state-of-the-art technology and the most up-to-date equipment available. The center is staffed with hand-picked, board certified anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and trained medical technologists all with expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Do I need an escort for my procedure?

If you are having a colonoscopy or an upper endoscopy, you must make arrangements to have a responsible adult escort you home from the center.

An escort is also required for a sigmoidoscopy if you will be receiving sedation. If you are unable to have an escort meet you at the center, a private escort service is available (at your cost) to take you home anywhere within the 5 boroughs of New York City.

The fee is $77 and does not include the cost of transportation. Please contact Partners in Care at 212-609-7700 (Option 2) and make sure to reference Manhattan Endoscopy Center when you provide your credit card details.

You will need to contact them at least 24 hours in advance of your procedure. You will not be able to undergo your procedure if you have not made arrangements to have an escort take you home from the center.

What should I bring to my first visit?

  • If you are coming for a procedure (EGD, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), please review our Information for Patients Undergoing Procedures and also download and review the Manhattan Endoscopy Center or Liberty Endoscopy Center brochure
  • If you are coming for a consultation, please print and fill out the New Patient Forms and bring them with you along with a referral from your primary care doctor if you have a HMO insurance
  • A list of your current medications
  • Insurance information and card
  • Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful

 

How do I prepare for my procedure?

See Our Procedures

What institutions are you affiliated with?

We are affiliated with Northwell – Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kim is also a volunteer in the Bowery Mission Medical Clinic.

What is the Manhattan Endoscopy Center?

Manhattan Endoscopy Center (MEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center dedicated to providing the highest quality in medical care in a state-of-the-art facility. MEC was built with the patient in mind and ensures that each patient’s experience is safe, comfortable and efficient. It allows for patients to receive the same personal attention they would receive in a private office while maintaining the standards held by having a procedure done at a hospital.  Located on 44th street between Fifth and Madison Avenue, the site is easily accessible to its New York City and tri-state area patients.

What is the Liberty Endoscopy Center?

The Liberty Endoscopy Center (LEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center (ASC), fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health, dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare service, patient care, and operational excellence. The center aims to make each patient’s procedure as efficient and pleasant as possible by maintaining the personal attention of an office-based procedure while ensuring hospital level safety standards.