Frequently Asked Questions
This page outlines some of the most frequently asked questions at Gotham Medical Associates. Click on a question below to view the answer. If you have a question that’s not answered below, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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Manhattan Endoscopy Center (MEC) is fully accredited by the New York State Department of Health as a freestanding ambulatory surgical care facility for endoscopic procedures. The center is also accredited by the Joint Commission. Manhattan Endoscopy Center allows us to offer the highest quality medical care to all of our patients by providing our physicians with state-of-the-art technology and the most up-to-date equipment available. The center is staffed with hand-picked, board certified anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and trained medical technologists all with expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopy.
If you are having a colonoscopy or an upper endoscopy, you must make arrangements to have a responsible adult escort you home from the center.
An escort is also required for a sigmoidoscopy if you will be receiving sedation. If you are unable to have an escort meet you at the center, a private escort service is available (at your cost) to take you home anywhere within the five boroughs of New York City.
The fee is $77 and does not include the cost of transportation. Please contact Partners in Care at 212-609-7700 (Option 2) and make sure to reference Manhattan Endoscopy Center when you provide your credit card details.
You will need to contact them at least 24 hours in advance of your procedure. You will not be able to undergo your procedure if you have not made arrangements to have an escort take you home from the center.
- If you are coming for a procedure (EGD, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), please review our Information for Patients Undergoing Procedures and also download and review the Manhattan Endoscopy Center brochure (see Patient Forms page)
- If you are coming for a consultation, please print and fill out the New Patient Forms and bring them with you along with a referral from your primary care doctor if you have a HMO insurance plan
- A list of your current medications
- Insurance information and card
- Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful
We are affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Manhattan Endoscopy Center (MEC) is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center dedicated to providing the highest quality in medical care in a state-of-the-art facility. MEC was built with the patient in mind and ensures that each patient’s experience is safe, comfortable and efficient. It allows for patients to receive the same personal attention they would receive in a private office while maintaining the standards held by having a procedure done at a hospital. Located on 44th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, the site is easily accessible to New York City and tri-state area patients.