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Manhattan Endoscopy Center, the Largest Ambulatory Endoscopy Center in the State of New York, Opens in Midtown Manhattan


October 18, 2012 - NEW YORK, NY

Manhattan Endoscopy Center LLC (MEC) celebrates the opening of their state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Manhattan. The team of physicians includes world-renowned GI experts, researchers, and thought-leaders who advocate for timely screening, diagnosis, and treatment to improve health outcomes and help save lives. As the largest ambulatory endoscopy center in the state, Manhattan Endoscopy Center provides critical screening services and GI procedures to Manhattan's bustling midtown community.

"We are very excited to open the Manhattan Endoscopy Center in partnership with twenty leading GI physicians who share a mutual commitment to digestive health through excellence in endoscopy," said Dr. Jennifer Bonheur, a Gastroenterologist at MEC. "Our unique approach, centered on patient access and quality care, will help better serve members of our community."

Manhattan Endoscopy Center offers a wide spectrum of important endoscopy services that help diagnose and manage potentially serious GI conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and affects hundreds of thousands of lives each year and is one of the most beatable cancers if caught early.

"Adherence to screening plays a critical role in early detection and diagnosis," noted Dr. David Robbins, Medical Director at MEC. "And, in light of alarming statistics showing colorectal cancer screening compliance ranges from only one-third to one-half for the target population, Manhattan Endoscopy Center is committed to help improve screening adherence by streamlining their services in a safe and convenient location." The center has been rigorously accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent agency that certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

In addition to the team's commitment to providing endoscopy services in a warm, caring, and personalized environment, the center features cutting-edge equipment and technological innovation in an effort to provide the best medical care available. Through their focus on building lasting relationships with patients and the surrounding community, Manhattan Endoscopy Center physicians and staff have earned a reputation of excellence and leadership in the field.

"I was very impressed with the serene environment and caring staff at Manhattan Endoscopy Center. The level of courtesy and attentiveness made my anxiety regarding my procedure vanish and I knew I was in good hands," said Ruth Edwards, an MEC patient. "I am so lucky I had my colonoscopy because my doctor found something that needed immediate attention. I am so thankful for the staff's wonderful care and my doctor's commitment to making sure my fears were eased."

The physicians at Manhattan Endoscopy Center are also highly committed to the community and provide screening services to New York's underprivileged through their partnership with the Bowery Mission in Lower Manhattan. Dr. Peter S. Kim leads MEC's community-driven program providing free colonoscopy screenings to those in need.

About Manhattan Endoscopy Center Manhattan Endoscopy is New York's newest and most modern endoscopy center. Bringing together 20 of Manhattan's most established and respected physicians, the center aims to make each patient's procedure as efficient and pleasant as possible. Located on 44th street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, the site is easily accessible to New York City and tri-state area patients. The state-of-the-art facility has been designed to maintain the personal attention of an office based procedure while ensuring hospital level safety standards. For more information please visit http://manhattanendo.com/

For further information contact:
Chris Seger/ Martyna Gawrych
Lazar Partners Ltd.
cfseger@lazarpartners.com
mgawrych@lazarpartners.com
212-867-1762

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