American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – 10 Questions
Have you had formal training in endoscopy in a Gastroenterology fellowship or surgical residency?
If so, did you perform at least 140 colonoscopies during your training? Our physicians are Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. They have been through a GI fellowship and have completed the required amount of procedure during their fellowship.
Do you perform more than 100 colonoscopies annually?
Yes, our physicians perform well over a thousand colonoscopies annually.
When performing a colonoscopy, is your rate of cecal intubation greater than 90%?
For colonoscopy, do you monitor adenoma detection rates, and is your adenoma detection rate at least 25% for men and 15% for women?
If you do not monitor adenoma detection rate, do you measure and track withdrawal time of the endoscope from the cecum, and if so, does it average greater than 6 minutes? We monitor adenoma detection rate.
Do you monitor and track the effectiveness of colonoscopy preparation? Yes
Do you access patients for pre-procedure anesthesia risk using the American Society of Anesthesia (ASA) Classification?
Do you provide written discharge instructions and do you have a 24-hour emergency assistance for questions or problems after a procedure? Yes
Do you track and report immediate complications if they occur after a procedure? Yes
Does your endoscopic facility have a dedicated reprocessing (disinfection) personnel and equipment? Yes, all staff have reprocessing training from the Olympus Institute.
Are the reprocessing personnel assessed on a regular basis for ongoing competency?
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – The Source for Colonoscopy and Endoscopy IMPORTANT REMINDER: The preceding information is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.