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COVID-19 Safety Measures

For the protection of our patients and staff, we are closely following the direction of the CDC and Delaware State Health Department to implement recommended measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only staff, patients, and essential persons will be permitted in the the Center. Visitors essential for providing patient care MAY be admitted on a case by case basis after passing the screening criteria outlined below. NO ONE will be admitted without a surgical or cloth face mask which covers the nose and mouth. All persons including staff, will undergo screening for COVID-19 prior to entering. This includes having their temperature taken and being screened for any symptoms of the virus which include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. Patients will also be screened for exposure to anyone with known or suspected COVID-19 within the past 14 days. All patients with symptoms or a positive risk assessment will be asked to postpone their visit. All persons will be asked to hand sanitize prior to entering our patient care area. Our staff is also following the same precautions in addition to ongoing disinfection of surfaces and equipment after each patient and daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces throughout the Center. We ask that you please notify us prior to coming to the Center if you are experiencing signs of COVID-19 or other illness, have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation. Please go to Patient Health Information tab and click on Disease Management for more information.

ASC's deliver quality care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a recent letter to the House and Senate, William Prentice, the CEO of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, highlighted the high level of care and safety at outpatient centers during the COVID pandemic. "A recent survey by the ASC Quality Collaboration revealed that only 16 patients out of more than 84,000 at 709 facilities reported being COVID-19 positive within 14 days after surgery. All were asymptomatic before and during their procedure, and none of those instances have been definitively ascribed to the episode of care provided at the ASC. Accordingly, we are confident that the protocols implemented at ASCs ensure our facilities can safely treat patients despite the pandemic and that future spikes should not lead to federal or state guidance to postpone elective care again."

Seaford Endoscopy receives national quality award for healthcare

We are very excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row, Seaford Endoscopy Center is one of the healthcare industry's National APEX Quality Award winners. This national distinction recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations that demonstrated the highest level of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care over the preceding 12 months. Winners are determined solely based on patient feedback and evidence-based success. See our About Us page for more information.

Capsule Endoscopy now available

Capsule Endoscopy, commonly known as the "Pill-Cam", is now available at the Seaford Endoscopy Center. The Pill-Cam is used to examine the small bowel when bleeding or another abnormality is suspected that cannot be seen during an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. To learn more, click Direct Access Endoscopy in our Services section.

What is an ambulatory surgery center?

If this is your first time having a medical procedure at an outpatient facility, you may have some questions regarding what to expect. We can assure you that you will receive quality care in a safe environment at Seaford Endoscopy Center. Please view the brief video entitled "What is an ASC" located under the Patient Health Information, Important Links tab of our website.