Experience the CCE Difference

The Center for Colonoscopy Excellence

The Center for Colonoscopy Excellence, a division of San Francisco Gastroenterology, was founded by Dr. Frank Farrell in an effort to provide the best care and experience for patients undergoing a screening colonoscopy. The Center brings together experienced gastroenterologists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and dedicated staff in an accredited state-of-the-art endoscopy center.  The Center operates out of Golden Gate Endoscopy Center in San Francisco. The Center for Colonoscopy Excellence will provide an unparalleled experience for your screening colonoscopy.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Yet only 50% of those who should undergo a screening colonoscopy actually do so.  The Center for Colonoscopy Excellence makes getting a high quality colonoscopy as comfortable, efficient and easy as possible.  Our mission is simple:  to provide the very best quality experience possible when undergoing your screening colonoscopy.  Schedule your colonoscopy today.

In the fight against cancer, experience matters.  Our gastroenterologists will provide expert care and attention in a state-of-the-art facility.

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Why Choose the Center for Colonoscopy Excellence?

Unrivaled Expertise:

  • Our physicians have performed more than 20,000 endoscopic procedures, placing them among the most experienced gastroenterologists in the region.
  • All of our doctors are board-certified and specifically trained to treat you with the highest level of care.
  • The Center for Colonoscopy Excellence is the first of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we continually strive to meet the highest standards of excellence.

The Best Overall Experience:

  • We are committed to the very best in patient satisfaction.  We want your entire experience to be the best possible:  from viewing our website, to interacting with our staff, to receiving the best care from our physicians, nurses, and technical staff.
  • We use a low volume prep solution that provides the most tolerable and cleanest bowel prep for patients.
  • We were the first practice in San Francisco to offer anesthesiologist-provided Propofol. Propofol ensures a comfortable and painless colonoscopy, with faster recovery times.
  • We offer a safer and more comfortable colonoscopy experience when compared to hospitals. Unlike hospitals, your appointment will never be delayed due to a hospital emergency.  Since all of our patients are outpatients undergoing same-day procedures, our staff can focus on providing effective and concise care.

Low Colonoscopy Costs:

  • We are contracted with most major insurance carriers. Contact our office if you have general questions regarding insurance coverage. Do not let insurance costs or coverage prevent you from having a high-quality colonoscopy screening.
  • If you do not have health insurance, our fees are significantly less on average than hospital costs for the same procedure.  Contact our office to discuss financial options.
  • Patients who do not have any gastrointestinal symptoms can skip a pre-colonoscopy doctor’s visit and schedule their colonoscopy screening right away with our Open Access Colonoscopy service. This saves our patients time and money.