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Hamilton Endoscopy & Surgery Center

Hamilton Endoscopy and Surgery Center is an advanced, accredited ambulatory surgery center designed to provide superlative care, convenience, and safety for all patients. Our state-of-the-art 6,600 square-foot Medicare-certified outpatient facility is ideal for patients who do not require a hospital stay following their endoscopic procedure such as an upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy, or other gastrointestinal procedure. 

Offering a convenient, low-stress environment for patients, our ambulatory surgery center offers a favorable patient-to-healthcare professional ratio, typically staffed with up to 16 medical professionals, which includes gastroenterology specialists, a full-time board-certified anesthesiologist, certified nurse anesthetists, experienced licensed registered nurses, and medical endoscopy technicians. Our teamwork-oriented environment is designed to facilitate your gastroenterology visit with ease, comfort, and safety.

Meet Our Gastroenterologists

Highly Qualified Gastroenterologist Professionals Offering Superior Care

Herve Boucard, MD , FACG, AGAF


Dr. Boucard is the Medical Director of Hamilton Endoscopy & Surgery Center and is Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

Specialty Interests: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Board Certification : Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Shariq A. Afridi, MD

President of the Medical Staff-RWJUH Hamilton

Specialty Interests:
Gastroenterology & liver disease 

Board Certification:

Zahid I. Baig, MD

Specialty Interests:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, colon and rectal cancer screening diagnosis and management, irritable bowel syndrome

Board Certification:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Imran Fayyaz, MD

Specialty Interests:
Diseases of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory & functional

Board Certification:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine

Zafar Zamir, MD

Specialty Interests:
Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, 24 hr pH study and esophageal manometry

Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Chairman of TPN Task Force until 2010 
Chairman of Peer Review until 2011

Hamilton’s Only Ambulatory Surgery Center
Under Direct Supervision of Gastroenterologists

Our ambulatory surgery center is owned and operated through a joint venture between Hamilton Gastroenterology Group PC and RWJBarnabas Health. Located in the Whitehouse Executive Center in Hamilton, NJ near highways 295, 195, and 130, we are committed to delivering you the highest-quality care to meet your gastrointestinal needs. Our renowned gastroenterologists operate out of their own practice, Hamilton Gastroenterology Group, bringing their extensive knowledge and expertise that spans a variety of gastrointestinal disorders to our ambulatory surgery center

As members of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s medical staff, all of our gastroenterologist physicians have the privilege to practice at the hospital. Notably, our ambulatory surgery center is recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for promoting quality in endoscopy. Our facility also participates in the GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) a quality improvement program that supports facilities in establishing efficient tracking and reporting processes, preparing them for maintaining ongoing quality and performance benchmarks.

A Safe Choice for Your Gastroenterology Needs

The goal of our ambulatory surgery center is to provide you with unparalleled care that includes convenient, prompt, and courteous service. Our gastroenterologists, physicians and specialized staff help facilitate each patient’s visit with precision, with additional safety measures in place for any emergencies that may arise. 

For your safety, our medical staff maintains Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications, giving them the accreditations to handle emergency care. Should immediate acute care be required, our ambulatory surgery center is situated approximately two miles from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

When you schedule your procedure at Hamilton Endoscopy and Surgery Center you can expect high-quality individualized patient care and a relaxed environment with gastroenterology specialists and medical staff you can trust.

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