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Kelly McCormick
March 30, 2022

Jamison, PA, March, 29 2022— PE GI Solutions and Garden State Endoscopy officially announced their joint venture partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas. Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas is the largest health care system in New Jersey.

PE GI Solutions entered a strategic partnership with Garden State Endoscopy in 2015. The center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. This strategic partnership allowed for the endoscopy center to utilize and also leverage PE GI Solutions’ operational expertise. This drove growth initiatives and provided quality patient care over the last seven years.

Garden State Endoscopy partnership

Through the recent joint venture partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas, all parties will work to scale growth planning activities. These support the endoscopy center in providing a safe and efficient environment for all patients.

Garden State Endoscopy Center currently has 14 physicians performing procedures, allowing for a high volume of patients and procedures. The 14 physicians performing procedures at the center include: Daniel Bodek, MD; Neal Carlin, MD; Dhirmalani, MD; Robert I. Greenblatt, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Kunal Grover, MD; Amber Khan, MD; Michael Margolin, MD, FACP, FACG; Arun Mathew, MD; Prakriti Merchant, MD; Ricardo Esteban Rodriguez, MD; Jeffrey Shrensel, MD; Patrick G. Tempera, MD; Michael Viksjo, MD; and David Wexler, MD, FACG, AGAF.

“My fellow physicians and the staff of Garden State Endoscopy, along with our strategic partner PE GI Solutions, join me in welcoming Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas as our new Hospital System Partner,” Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, President of Garden State Endoscopy and Surgery Center, states. “I believe that this new joint venture will enhance our operational efficiencies in many significant ways, given the exceptional resources and its place as a leading Hospital System in our state.”

The new partnership is also expected to broaden the scope of the communities served. This thus allows the physicians to expand their reach of patients in the New Jersey area through the provision of expert GI care.

Growth from partnership

Garden State Endoscopy recently relocated to Mountainside, New Jersey in September 2021.The new facility is approximately 12,000 sq. ft. and marks the 21st anniversary of Garden State Endoscopy’s opening in October 2021.

“We are excited to enter into this partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas, the largest health care system in New Jersey,” said Larry Trenk, VP of Operations at PE GI Solutions. “This joint venture was carefully executed with the purpose of expanding our community reach in providing quality patient care as well as enhancing the resources offered.”

This therefore marks an exciting opportunity for the endoscopy center’s continued growth. This includes a focus on providing patients with comprehensive and advanced GI care.

To learn more about PE GI Solutions partnerships, please visit the company’s website here.

Contact: Kelly McCormick (kmccormick@pegisolutions) or Rachael Samonski (



About PE GI Solutions

PE GI Solutions specializes in providing integrated business strategies and insights for GI specialists and healthcare partners to help their practices, ASCs and ancillary services grow and thrive through professional management, aligned investments, and strategic partnerships. PE GI Solutions’ physician partners leverage the PE Practice Solutions and PE Center Solutions platforms to gain access to centralized resources and operational efficiencies that drive growth and positively impact physician and patient experiences—all while preserving the independent practice of medicine. Through leadership, advocacy, and service, PE GI Solutions addresses the unique challenges GI physicians face, while remaining focused on improving financial and clinical outcomes that drive quality patient care. Recognized as the largest single-specialty developer, investor, and manager, PE GI Solutions is the trusted business partner and advisor exclusively serving gastroenterologists for over 20+ years. For more information on PE GI Solutions, please visit