GI Alliance Expands Chicago Presence in Hinsdale

GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, and Illinois Gastroenterology Group (“IGG”), today announced further expansion in the Midwest and greater Chicago area through a new partnership in Hinsdale, IL with Hinsdale Gastroenterology Associates (“HGA”) and Dr. Carl Calandra. HGA strives to provide the best digestive and endoscopy services combined with a superior patient experience team of 3 gastroenterologists and 1 advanced-level provider.

Anesthesia for Endoscopic Procedures: An Update

Endoscopy cases had been an increasing line of business for many anesthesia practices in recent years, but revaluing of certain endoscopy-related anesthesia codes and the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic have caused concern among some groups. This article will explore where anesthesia currently stands as it concerns endoscopic cases.

Gastro Health Welcomes Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute

Gastro Health, a leading medical group specializing in digestive health, has partnered with Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute (Ohio GI), a gastroenterology group based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ohio GI’s group of 22 physicians and 2 physician assistants specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology. As a leader in the market, the practice’s physicians hold key leadership roles in area hospital systems and influential GI organizations, allowing them to stay at the forefront of new and innovative treatment options and deliver an unparalleled quality of care to patients. The partnership additionally includes Ohio GI’s three ambulatory surgery centers located in Norwood, Liberty and Downtown Cincinnati.

Gastro Health Expands Footprint in Northern Virginia

Gastro Health, a leading medical group specializing in digestive health, acquires Associates in Gastroenterology (AIG), expanding its presence in the Northern Virginia market. The Associates in Gastroenterology team of 11 physicians and 6 advanced practice providers provide services in five office locations in Woodbridge, Manassas, Stafford, Alexandria, and Mount Vernon.

Capital Digestive Care Partners with Peninsula Gastroenterology Associates, Expanding Presence in Maryland

Capital Digestive Care, the largest private gastroenterology practice in the Mid-Atlantic, is pleased to announce a partnership with independent gastroenterology practice Peninsula Gastroenterology Associates (PGA) of Delmar, Maryland. The partnership, effective September 1, 2020, expands Capital Digestive Care’s geographic reach to the Eastern Shore area of the Mid-Atlantic, meeting the needs of patients and physician groups in this underserved area. PGA has been treating Southern Maryland and Southern Delaware residents since 1975. The practice’s six providers, including four board-certified gastroenterologists and two advanced care practitioners, are experts in the evaluation and treatment of digestive and liver diseases and are committed to providing compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care.

CRH Medical Corporation Announces Completion of Majority Acquisition of Coastal Carolina Sedation Associates, LLC

CRH Medical Corporation (“CRH”, or the “Company”) (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM), announces that it completed an accretive transaction whereby the Company has acquired a 51% interest in Coastal Carolina Sedation Associates, LLC (“Coastal Carolina”), a gastroenterology (“GI”) anesthesia practice located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Coastal Carolina represents the Company’s 30th acquisition, and provides anesthesia services to a single ambulatory surgery center. The transaction was financed through a combination of CRH’s credit facility and cash on hand.

Covenant Physician Partners Expands with New Locations in California and Hawaii

Covenant Physician Partners (Covenant) announced partnerships with three new practice locations in California and Hawaii. Two locations in Southern California will join the Covenant family under the company’s partnership with De La Pe–a Eye Clinic; a third location in Hilo, Hawaii expands the presence and capabilities of Covenant partner The Endoscopy Center. In continued partnership with Los Angeles-based De La Pe–a Eye Clinic, one of the largest eye care practices in Southern California, Covenant is adding locations in Whittier and El Monte, Calif. Covenant is pleased to also announce a new partnership with Gastroenterology Associates, Inc. of Hilo, Hawaii.

Who Leads the PE-Backed GI Platforms?

Seven gastroenterology platforms have been established in the specialty since May 2016. Here are the main leaders behind each one, per Becker’s GI & Endoscopy.

CRH Medical Corporation Announces Majority Purchase of Orange County Anesthesia Associates

CRH Medical Corporation (“CRH”, or the “Company”) (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM), announces that it has completed an accretive transaction whereby the Company has acquired a 66% interest in Orange County Anesthesia Associates, LLC (“Orange County”), a gastroenterology (“GI”) anesthesia practice located in Florida. Orange County provides anesthesia services to a single GI ambulatory surgery center. The transaction was financed through a combination of CRH’s credit facility and cash on hand.

Illinois Gastroenterology Institute (IGI) Joins GI Alliance

GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced further expansion in the Midwest and Illinois through a partnership with Illinois Gastroenterology Institute (IGI). GI Alliance (GIA) established its presence in the Midwest in July 2019 with its initial partnership with Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) in the Greater Chicago Area and now represents over 350 gastroenterologists across six states. Headquartered in Peoria, IL and founded in 1987, IGI has grown into the second-largest independent gastroenterology practice in Illinois and the largest practice south of the Greater Chicago Area. IGI provides comprehensive digestive and liver care with a team of 9 gastroenterologists and 4 advanced-level providers, as well as infusion and anesthesia services. Alongside its affiliated physicians, GIA also invested in Central Illinois Endoscopy Center (CIEC), which will remain majority-owned by physicians and GIA.