Brigham and Women’s Harbor Medical Associates – Endoscopy

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. 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.

Our Diagnostic Services

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

Colonoscopy: Used to examine the lining of the large intestine (colon). 
Colonoscopy FAQ

Preparation: Magnesium CitrateMoviprep

Gastroscopy/Upper Endoscopy: Used to examine the interior of the stomach and duodenum (small intestine). 
Gastroscopy/Upper Endoscopy preparation

Location and Hours

South Shore Endoscopy Center
659 Washington Street, Suite 2
Braintree, MA
(781) 849-9577
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Affiliations and Insurance

SSEC is Medicare certified and accredited by the Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

SSEC participates with the following health plans:

  • Aetna/US Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare

Become a Brigham and Women’s Harbor Medical Primary Care Patient

Call our new patient line at (781) 952-1303, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and one of our experienced staff will help you find the doctor that is right for you and your family.

For Specialty Care please contact the office listed under Locations and Hours.


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