Blair Gastroenterology Associates is a team of board certified, highly skilled physicians specializing in disorders and diseases of the digestive system, which includes the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Colon, Gallbladder, Liver and Pancreas. Blair Gastro has grown to be the largest, most advanced group of Gastroenterologists between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
The group is now composed of eight physicians and eleven mid-level providers. Over 9,000 endoscopic procedures are performed each year in Blair Gastro’s in-house Ambulatory Surgery Center, Allegheny Regional Endoscopy. Allegheny Regional Endoscopy is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is a state of the art facility licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Ambulatory Surgical Facility specializing in endoscopic procedures (EGD and Colonoscopy). It is a modern health care facility focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.
A Regional Healthcare Provider
The offices of Blair Gastro and Allegheny Regional Endoscopy are conveniently located just off the 17th Street exit of I99 in Altoona. The facility is conveniently located on one level with no stairs and plenty of parking to accommodate a wide range of patients. Blair Gastro is now providing services to residents in a more than 12-county service area including Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Somerset, Indiana, Fulton, Elk, Cameron and Jefferson Counties. Blair Gastro also serves patients from Cumberland Maryland. The office location serves as an easy-to-access central location for patients.
In order to provide better access to patient care, Blair Gastro is beginning to expand office locations. In late 2017, additional office hours were made available to patients in Bedford. Soon, office appointments will be available through the new Ebensburg location serving patients in Cambria, Somerset and Indiana Counties.
Leading Preventive and Diagnostic Services
In an effort to reduce the incidence of colon cancer, Blair Gastro performs thousands of screening colonoscopies each year. Blair Gastro also provides leading-edge diagnostic care through advanced endoscopic testing and procedures such as:
- Genetic Testing
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- WATS 3D Biopsy
- CLO Testing
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Esophageal Manometry Testing
- Cologuard Testing
Blair Gastro has one of the few Genetic testing programs in the region. The physicians and clinical staff at Blair Gastro also conduct nationally recognized research. Abstracts have been presented through the American College of Gastroenterology.
for Chronic Disease
Patients with chronic diseases from around the region are being cared for by the physicians and staff of Blair Gastro. This specialized care provides access to highly advanced treatment and protocols for:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
- Celiac Disease
- Fecal Incontinence (bowel leakage)
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Hepatitis C
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Diverticular Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
The Central Pennsylvania Region is fortunate to have the caliber of Gastroenterology physicians available at Blair Gastro and the breadth of services available at the Altoona office of Blair Gastro. Please visit www.BlairGastro.com to learn more.