Update on ASGE courses: Most ASGE courses and meetings are proceeding, with virtual options. Learn more.
The Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) is an important part of the practice of gastroenterology, providing a safe, patient friendly and cost effective environment for the provision of medical services, such as colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy, for patients of all ages. The majority of ASCs in which gastroenterologists practice are single specialty centers. Because of their single specialty structure, gastrointestinal ASCs are particularly sensitive to changes in Medicare payments and regulations.