About East Side Endoscopy

East Side Endoscopy, LLC is a New York State certified ambulatory surgical center accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care specializing in providing the highest quality gastrointestinal endoscopy services to our patients and surrounding community. The atmosphere at ESE is welcoming, more comfortable and efficient than the traditional settings found in hospital and office environments. At East Side Endoscopy you will receive personalized attention from a caring and highly skilled staff of physicians, nurses and specially trained technicians who strive to meet and maintain the highest standards of safety and infection control. Affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, East Side Endoscopy began operations in 2009 and is on the forefront of clinical integration initiatives with ongoing and active programs designed to promote quality, cost containment and community outreach.

Located in the Gramercy Park section of Manhattan, East Side Endoscopy is easily accessible by car and all modes of public transportation. With over 8,500 square feet of space, the facility offers a relaxed atmosphere for patients and their caretakers. There is a separate street level entrance and private elevator as well as a comfortable waiting area with flat screen TV and Wi-Fi access. The facility is totally wheelchair accessible. Our medical records are completely electronic expediting the check-in and registration processing. There is a 14 bed recovery area, a highly trained and multi-lingual staff of nurses and certified technicians; bed-side computerized monitoring and 4 spacious procedure rooms with high definition equipment for your colonoscopies and endoscopies. For your added safety and comfort, all procedures are performed with assistance from board certified anesthesiologist.

Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant as possible! Patients consistently rate our facility, services and staff as excellent. This website is designed to not only provide specific information about your upcoming visit to East Side Endoscopy and scheduled procedure but general information to improve your understanding of managing your medical care, digestive disease, the healthcare systems and the many resources available to help you and your family and friends.

Charity Care ProgramColonoscopy Screening for the Unisured

The East Side Endoscopy LLP Charitable Care Program is an important part of the Center’s charter and mission to provide high quality care to the community. We are committed to raising awareness and providing education about the importance of colonoscopy screening to preventing colorectal cancer. East Side Endoscopy provides free screening colonoscopies to uninsured persons and to those with limited means or ability to pay.

If you are a healthy individual age 50 or older, with no insurance and limited means and access to healthcare we can help you get screened for colorectal cancer! Through participation with local community based health centers such as The Ryan-Nena Community Center, the Community HealthCare Network and the Men’s Health Initiative Program or your physician free screening colonoscopies are available and easy to obtain.

Moushumi Sanghavi, MD the Assistant Medical Director of East Side Endoscopy heads this important program.
For more information please contact us at 212-375-1065 or Moushumi.Sanghavi@gmail.com.

Our Hospital Affiliation

East Side Endoscopy is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, a broad based integrated health services system serving the New York metropolitan areas. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is committed to improving healthcare in the communities they serve. As a result of their partnership East Side Endoscopy is in a unique position to draw upon the strengths and resources of this vital network and provide integrated and quality care to patients. This partnership has enabled the Center to be on the forefront of clinical integration initiatives with ongoing and active programs designed to promote quality, cost containment and community outreach.

Quality Programs

GIQuICQuality Improvement

The GIQuic - GI Quality Improvement Consortium is a non- profit collaboration of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) to collect and benchmark measures for quality, efficiency, effectiveness and reliability. Data is collected for established quality indicators for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures on individual physicians.

East Side Endoscopy is proud to be one of the premier participants in the GIQuIC registry contributing data on a variety of quality measures which are used to measure physician and center performance against internal and national benchmarks. This data is then used to improve clinical performance. This participation is above and beyond the required requirements and demonstrates East Side Endoscopy’s commitment to improving quality.

Letter from the department of Health

The NYC Colonoscopy Quality Benchmarking Group (NYC CQBG):

The NYC Colonoscopy Quality Benchmarking Group (NYCCQBG) is collaboration among the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5) and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopists (NYSGE). The NYCCQBG was formed to reduce the colorectal cancer mortality rate by improving the effectiveness of colonoscopy screening through quality initiatives based on a unique New York City database that will identify local benchmarking goals. A primary objective of this group is to insure that all New Yorkers have access to high quality colonoscopy screening.

The NYCCQBG has developed a benchmarking database to track eight quality measures contributed by participating sites. It will use this data to develop reports which will compare performance with peers in New York City, describe trends to patients, provide leading edge research in the measurement of colonoscopy quality (and disparity in care) and provide quality improvement opportunities such as tailored training programs for medical professionals. The NYC CQBG aspires to collect data from all NYC sites performing screening colonoscopies and create a representative citywide database on colonoscopy quality indicators and by doing so make quality colonoscopy available to the public consumers of healthcare services.

East Side Endoscopy contributes data regularly to the NYC CQBG and incorporates the findings into its quality initiative programs. Through this program the NYC colonoscopy screening rates have increased by more than 60% (from 42% in 2003 to 67% in 2010). More significantly through the efforts of the NYC CQBG the gap in colonoscopy screening rates among Black, Hispanics, White and Asian New Yorkers 50 years and older has been eliminated.