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Certificate of Recognition for our East Endoscopy Suite!
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recently granted a three-year renewal recognition for quality and safety to Galen Medical Group Endoscopy, Chattanooga, TN,  as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. Galen Medical Group Endoscopy is one of more than 450 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.  Galen Medical Group Endoscopy is honored to be recognized once again by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit.  "Through ongoing education and continued compliance with the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program requirements, we demonstrate our dedication to the delivery of high-quality patient care."  We are the only endoscopy center in Chattanooga that has received this recognition for excellence in patient care.

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Colon cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer if diagnosed early.  A colonoscopy may detect polyps which are small growths on the lining of the colon.  Removal of these polyps during a colonoscopy greatly reduces the likelihood of developing colon cancer in the future.  Surveillance after removal of these types of polyps is important.

 February is National Wise Health Care Consumer Month!  Over-utilization of procedures contributes to the growing costs of health care, and exposes patients to needless risks. Galen Gastroenterology makes recommendations regarding surveillance strategies for colon polyps and Barrett's esophagus in accordance with current guidelines. To read more about how you can "choose wisely" regarding utilization of procedures, check  out the attached website link.

We are pleased that you are considering Galen East Endoscopy for your procedure. Instructions for your procedure, registration forms, Financial Policy and directions can easily be accessed from this page.

Here at Galen East Endoscopy, we perform thousands of endoscopic procedures each year.  Our doctors, nurses, and technicians are specialty trained with over 100 years of combined experience in Endoscopy procedures.  We are pleased to offer this experienced, compassionate care to every patient, every day.  In fact, our reputation among the physicians in the Chattanooga area accounts for the numerous referrals we receive.

Our center has been surveyed and recognized for high-practice standards by the ASGE and AAAHC.  We received the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Award for Excellence in Care.  

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

Our procedure and recovery rooms are state-of-the-art and are outfitted with the latest endoscopes and monitoring equipment for maximum visualization, accuracy, quality, and safety.

Procedures Provided At This Office: Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Replacement, Sigmoidoscopy, Smart Pill.

Our Endoscopy suite is located at 1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 102, behind the campus of "Women’s East Hospital".

Our Gastroenterology Suite Features:

  • Open at 6:00 a.m.
  • Friendly Staff
  • Excellent Patient Care
  • Spaces reserved for easy patient drop-off and pick-up, with no ramps or stairs to climb
  • Convenient Free Parking
  • Comfortable waiting area for patient and family
  • Two well-equipped procedure rooms for endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures


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