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UF Health Endoscopy Center

UF Health Endoscopy Center

Appointment: 
Referrals Only
352-265-ENDO (3636)
Referral Fax (352) 627-4074
Office: 
352-265-8982
Address:
2001 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
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Hours of Operation
Monday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The UF Health Endoscopy Center is a 17,000-square-foot facility, devoted entirely to outpatient endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.

It is the only stand-alone facility within the Shands system dedicated enitrely to endoscopic procedures and is one of the largest of its kind in Florida. Patient comfort is the top priority of the team at UF Health Endoscopy Center, from the initial referral through the completion of the procedure. Expert UF gastroenterologists use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a relaxed setting to provide personalized medical care.

The Medical Team

A team of highly skilled UF gastroenterologists and physician assistants, nurses and staff and community anesthesiologists with specialized training in GI procedures combine their expertise to provide patients with excellent medical care.

Nationally and internationally renowned UF gastroeneterologists perform endoscopic procedures for patients suffering from a variety of complex gastrointestinal disorders and digestive complaints.

Men and women over the age of 50 should have a screening colonoscopy to ensure any early signs of colon cancer are detected and, if possible, removed during their colonoscopy, which can avoid surgery and save lives.

What Patients Should Expect

Patients are seen by referral. A healthcare professional who would like to refer patients for endoscopic procedures can refer them to UF Health Endoscopy Center by fax. Upon receiving a referral, a scheduling coordinator will contact the patient within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. Appointment information will then be mailed to the patient's home address.

Patients will be provided procedure-specific instructions to follow for the days prior to their procedure regarding eating, drinking and taking certain medications. It is important that patients follow these instructions carefully and call UF Health Endoscopy Center at (352) 265-ENDO (3636) with any questions regarding your scheduled procedure.

Most patients are provided monitored anesthesia care (MAC) to keep them comfortable throughout their procedure. Because of the sedation used for the procedures, an adult driver MUST remain with you until you are dischared home to ensure safety. A family member or friend can wait comfortably for the patient in the waiting room.

Procedure Results

The gastroenterologists will answer questions about the procedure or individual care before the procedure. The referring provider will be notified of the results to review with the patient in more detail.

After the procedure, the patient will be sent home with a copy of the endoscopy report. Another copy of the report will be sent to the referring provider. Pathology results will be communicated to the patient and the referring physician by the gastroenterologist performing the procedure in 5-10 business days.

Southeastern Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Southeastern Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (SECIBD) at the University of Florida and the Gainesville VA Medical Center is dedicated to the study and treatment of Celiac Sprue, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. 

Specialties

Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Endoscopy Center, please contact UF Health Information Management at 352-594-0909.

Pay your bill

If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.

Accepted Insurance

Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.

Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.

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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.