Our Award-Winning Facility in Hickory, NC

Our Hickory office is conveniently located at 415 North Center Street, on the third floor of the Medical Specialties Center, just across from Frye Regional Medical Center.

Here, you can receive outpatient care as well as endoscopy services in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Our 3,500 square foot endoscopy unit features three procedure rooms with high definition equipment which allows for more precise and accurate treatment. Accredited by the AAAHC, the facility is licensed by Medicare and the State of North Carolina. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized our endoscopy facility as one of the first four centers in the state for outstanding quality measures. Gastroenterology Associates is the only endoscopy facility in the Unifour area to receive the ASGE Certificate of Recognition.

All of our board-certified physicians also perform endoscopy in the Same Day Surgery Centers at Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center.

Photos of Our Award-winning facility

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Hickory Office Building
Main Lobby
Office Entrance
Hickory Reception Area
Front Office - Reception Room
Nurses Desk
Preprocedure Room
Endo Common Area
Recovery Room
Endoscope Cleaner
Clinic Nurses Station
Exam Room


If you are healthy and have no symptoms, call 828-624-1358 to schedule a screening colonoscopy. A registered nurse will take your medical history over the phone and schedule your appointment. If you are having symptoms, you need a referral from your Primary Care Physician.

Our Office in Hickory, NC

Gastroenterology Associates, P.A.
415 North Center Street, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601

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Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

(828) 328-3300
(828) 328-9101

Our on-call physician can be reached through the Frye Regional Medical Center at (828) 315-5000 (established patients only)

ASGE Recognized Unit for Quality and Safety

ASGEThe state-of-the-art Endoscopy Unit at Gastroenterology Associates is recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for outstanding measures of quality and safety. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, Centers for Disease control (CDC) infection control guidelines, and specialized staff training.

At Gastroenterology Associates, patient safety comes first and this program helps us continue to provide our patients the safest and best care possible.

Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 13,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education.

AAAHC Accredited Endoscopy Facility

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. AAAHC is a leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research.

The AAAHC accreditation means the endoscopy facility at Gastroenterology Associates has undergone rigorous professional scrutiny by AAAHC professionals, including on-site review with comprehensive assessment of compliance with AAAHC Standards for the entire organization. Gastroenterology Associates achieved nationally recognized standards for quality care, service and performance.

For appointments and questions:
Call:   (828) 328-3300