Welcome to the Endoscopy Center of Southwest Virginia, which began operations in February, 2005 as the first independent out-patient center for gastrointestinal endoscopy in Southwest Virginia. The physicians of Gastroenterology Consultants of Southwest Virginia wanted to provide endoscopic services of the highest quality with less expense and greater convenience for our patients. Our fellowship-trained specialists have performed over 55,000 procedures in the first decade since we opened.
We provide diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy(esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD) and lower endoscopy (colonoscopy) services in a convenient and safe environment. We offer screenings for colon polyps, Barrett’s Esophagus and esophagitis. We focus on continuous quality improvement, using state-of-the art digital video equipment. However, our strongest asset may be our caring and attentive staff who work hard to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
This website gives you easy access to the Gastroenterology Consultants and Endoscopy Center of Southwest Virginia, including directions, hours of operation, payment policies, information about our doctors and services, and access to important information about the evaluation and treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders.
Leigh Anne Laughon, MSN, is the Nurse Manager of the Endoscopy Center.
Andrew Clark, MD
Dr. Andrew Clark joined the Endoscopy Center of SWVA anesthesia staff effective April 1, 2017. He attended medical school and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Virginia. He completed a cardiac fellowship at Harvard Medical School and taught anesthesia at the University of Colorado. He returned to Virginia and redirected his clinical focus to Ambulatory Surgery Centers in order to allow more time for family and community. He has served as the Medical Director at several surgery centers in Virginia and has accumulated extensive clinical skills and experience in this setting.
Mark Hamilton, MD
Dr. Mark Hamilton has extensive experience in Anesthesiology provision in multiple hospital/clinic settings and in a diversity of surgery/procedure types. He received a Doctorate of Medicine from University of Louisville College of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed an internship at the University of Louisville Hospital as well as a medical residency program. His Fellowship in General Clinical Anesthesiology was completed at Monash Medical Center in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Hamilton joined our anesthesia staff effective January 1, 2017.