News

The Center is Open and following COVID-19 restrictions

The Seaford Endoscopy Center is open and operating under the guidelines put forth by CMS. All procedures are being reviewed by Dr. Mackler. Less urgent procedures are being rescheduled on a case-by-case basis. This may include screening colonoscopy, routine lower risk surveillance colonoscopy, and upper endoscopy being done for mild symptoms that are currently controlled and can be evaluated at a later date. Patients who our experiencing pain, bleeding, difficulty swallowing, anemia, evaluation for possible cancer or other severe symptoms will have their procedures as scheduled. Please understand that we are being asked to prioritize procedures during this national crisis, and will do our best to continue to provide the care you need.

COVID-19 Preparedness

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. No visitors will be allowed. All persons will undergo screening for COVID-19 prior to entering. This includes having their temperature taken, an exposure risk assessment and screening for any symptoms of the virus which include high fever, dry cough and possible difficulty breathing. Patients with these and other respiratory symptoms, recent travel to areas with widespread infection, or recent contact with a person with either of these risk factors will be asked to postpone their visit for 14 days or until symptom free. Patients who have been on a cruise within the past 30 days will also 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 if you are experiencing signs of COVID-19 or other illness, or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, prior to coming to the Center. Thank you for your cooperation. Go to Patient Health Information tab and click on Disease Management for more information.

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.

Direct Access Colonoscopy Now Available

Dr. Mackler is now offering patients the opportunity to schedule a colonoscopy without a prior office visit. This service is often referred to as direct or open access colonoscopy. Direct access colonoscopy will be offered at the Seaford Endoscopy Center for patients who are not currently experiencing any digestive problems and have little to no other medical problems. Please see the Services tab 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.