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Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy

Established in 1998, The Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy (JCE) offers an alternative to hospitalization when a gastrointestinal endoscopy is needed. JCE is a state licensed, AHCA certified outpatient ambulatory surgical center, owned and operated by the physicians of Borland-Groover Clinic. Our center has surpassed the standards required by Medicare for licensure and we take great pride in achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission. To maintain our licensure and accreditation status, JCE is surveyed and inspected every three years, assuring our patients the highest quality care available.

Frequently asked questions:

Why would I need this facility?

An endoscopy is a specialized procedure that allows direct visualization of the GI tract, giving the physician the ability to accurately diagnosis your GI problems. Specialized procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy), are performed at our center. Most patients find this more convenient and prefer the individual care received at our center, rather than going to a hospital. JCE offers ample, easy access parking, with both building and parking lot wheelchair accessible. Registered nurses trained specifically in endoscopy and in Advanced Cardiac Life Support staff our facility. Your physician’s nurse can make an appointment for your endoscopy at our center, conveniently located on Barrs Street, 2 blocks from St. Vincent’s Hospital. The decision to have an endoscopy performed at our center is based on a patient’s medical history, insurance requirements and of course, personal preference. Only Borland-Groover Clinic physicians perform endoscopies at our center.

What should I expect?

First and foremost you can expect to receive professional, courteous and compassionate treatment at JCE. Our primary concern is for your continuing good health. We will ask you to tell us about any and all medications you are currently taking and any drug allergies you may have, or a medical condition that requires antibiotics to be administered prior to your endoscopy. It is important that you share this vital information with us. We will also ask that you sign an Informed Consent Form to indicate you have been made aware of the risks and possible complications of the endoscopy, as well as alternatives to the endoscopy. Please be aware that this is a routine requirement of all medical procedures.

You will be administered twilight sedation through an IV during your endoscopy. After the endoscopy, you will rest comfortably while the sedation subsides. You will then be given further instructions and we can answer any questions or concerns you may have. The next morning we will call you to see how you are doing, and to again, answer any additional questions. We are also concerned about your safety. You must have a responsible adult accompany you to the center and to drive you home afterward. You should wear comfortable clothing to the center on the day of your endoscopy so it will be easy for you to change into a gown. Sometimes it is necessary to take a biopsy or remove a polyp found during the course of the endoscopy. In those instances, the specimens are sent to a lab for pathological analysis, and you will receive those results during your follow up office visit with your physician.

What else should I know?

Because an endoscopy is a specialized procedure, the care you receive at the Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy will be in addition to any treatment provided by the Borland-Groover physicians. You or your medical insurance will be billed separately for services received at JCE, just as you would in an outpatient hospital facility. We participate in many health plans and programs. Please ask your nurse if our center participates with your particular insurance, so that we can acquire the proper authorization required by your health plan. We bill these companies directly however; you are responsible for any co-payments, deductibles or unpaid balances. We accept MasterCard and Visa for your convenience. You can also e-mail the billing office directly if you have any questions regarding your statement or call 398-7786 for information.

Remember, if you are having a problem or a concern, please call Borland-Groover Clinic and ask for your physicians nurse. She will be more familiar with you and your medical needs. If you have a critical emergency, quickly get to an emergency room nearest you. Alert the emergency room personnel to notify Borland~Groover Clinic of your emergency.

Why did I receive a bill?

Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy is a facility, similar to a hospital, and separate from the Borland-Groover Clinic physicians. If you have questions about your bill from Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy, please contact us.

Forms & Information

JCE Medication ListPlease fill out and bring to your procedure

Patient Rights & Responsibilities (english | spanish)

JCE Patient Survey

Locations

Southside

Phone:

office: 904.265.4801

Address:

4800 Belfort Rd.
1st Floor
Jacksonville, FL32256United States

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Riverside

Phone:

office: 904.387.6750

Address:

1610-B Barrs Street
Jacksonville, FL32204United States

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Medical Director:
W. Alan Harmon, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Administrator:
Cynthia Hall, RN, BSN, CGRN, LHCRM, CHSP

Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy is proud to be accredited through The Joint Commission.