The Endoscopy Center
The Endoscopy Center (TEC) was opened in 1991 to provide ambulatory outpatient surgical services to the patients of Asheville Gastroenterology Associates. Its mission has been and will always be to provide high quality, cost effective endoscopic care for patients with gastrointestinal problems or for those who seek preventive care for such conditions as colon or esophageal cancer. TEC was the first privately owned ambulatory endoscopy center in the state of North Carolina and has been the model for subsequent centers that have been developed throughout the state. TEC is attached to the main office of Asheville Gastroenterology Associates.
This convenient outpatient facility enables us to perform many endoscopic procedures at our office with the assistance of our caring and professional staff. TEC offers the most advanced endoscopic and patient monitoring equipment as well as staff comprised of nurses and assistants that are highly trained and experienced in procedural care. TEC is committed not only to excellence in the delivery of endoscopic care but also to patient safety and satisfaction.
The Endoscopy Center is licensed by the State of North Carolina and is an approved Medicare facility. It has been accredited with commendation by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and received a score of 99% ( only received by < 15% of similar centers nationally). Most recently the center received the highest term of accreditation awarded by the Accreditation Association of Amublatory Health Care (AAAHC). This voluntary pursuit of accreditation underscores our commitment for providing excellent care for our patients in the safest environment possible.