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Eastern Pennsylvania Endoscopy Center Awarded Top Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Center by Newsweek Magazine

Newsweek recently named Eastern Pennsylvania Endoscopy Center (EPEC) as one of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgical Centers of 2021. Newsweek partnered with research firm Statistica to compile the list, which features the top 400 ambulatory surgical centers in the 25 states that have the most ambulatory facilities.

Experts and survey participants took into consideration quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations relative to in-state competition. How facilities were responding to the threat of COVID-19 also was taken into consideration.

“At EPEC we’ve taken every precaution to ensure that our patients receive the quality care they need in a safe, dedicated outpatient setting, so there is no reason to put off potentially lifesaving procedures like colonoscopy,” says Anthony Auteri, MD, Chief, LVHN Division of Gastroenterology.

EPEC is a state-of-the-art outpatient endoscopy center located in Allentown that specializes in endoscopic examination and treatment of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract illness in a convenient, patient-friendly environment. The physicians who perform the procedures work for Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists (EPGI) and have a long-standing, exclusive clinical alignment with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). The practice is made up of 20 board-certified gastroenterologists. Procedures performed at EPEC include upper endoscopy, screening colonoscopy and diagnostic colonoscopy.

Don’t put your health on hold. As your health partner, LVHN has put safety measures in place to ensure you can receive the care you need safely and efficiently. Visit LVHN.org/colonoscopy to schedule your appointment.