South Shore Endoscopy Center Directions to SSEC


The South Shore Endoscopy Center (SSEC) opened in 1997 by prominent gastroenterologists whose philosophy and dedication to patient care led them to create the first ambulatory endoscopy center in Massachusetts.

Patients of SSEC receive professional care from a team of physicians, nurses and medical technicians who are specially trained in all aspects of gastrointestinal disorders.

SSEC conducts gastrointestinal (GI) procedures that do not require hospitalization for medical or surgical treatment.

Directions to SSEC.

Read Dr. Ancowitz's article that was published in the South Shore Senior News: Cancer of the Esophagus Is Increasing, But Early Detection Is Available (256k pdf)

To Our Patients

Our goal is to provide the best possible care in safe, convenient, and comfortable surroundings.

We provide individual care to each patient. From admitting to recovery, the same team of health care professionals oversees his or her brief stay at SSEC.

We understand that patient care includes concerned family members. Our team is always available to answer questions that both the patient and family members may have.

We believe that education is very important in the care of patients. Our team is always up to date with new techniques and research that is available for gastrointestinal diseases.

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Our Diagnostic Services

The South Shore Endoscopy Center provides screening for prevention and early detection of all gastrointestinal diseases.


Used to examine the lining of the large intestine (colon). More

Colonoscopy FAQ

Preparation: Magnesium Citrate | Moviprep

Gastroscopy/Upper Endoscopy

Used to examine the interior of the stomach and duodenum (small intestine). More