You can rest assured that you're receiving top-notch care because we monitor our procedure performance against national benchmarks with GIQuIC, a nationally recognized quality metric tracking program. GIQuIC generates dynamic reporting for faster procedure results and diagnosis. We also have a gastrointestinal pathologist on our team for expert diagnostic evaluation. In addition, we use high definition scopes for enhanced visualization of the mucosa (lining) of the gastrointestinal tract.
We are committed to quality care and take pride in our Gastroenterologists' high-status adenoma detection rates, a combined average of 56% for screening colonoscopies. An adenoma detection rate reflects how carefully the colonoscopy was performed to find precancerous polyps. Experts in the field consider an adenoma detection rate of 47-48 or higher in the mastery level.
Why is the adenoma detection rate so important?
For every one percent increase in a physician's adenoma detection rate, your risk of colon cancer decreases by three percent along with a five percent decrease in the risk of a fatal colon cancer occurring before your next colonoscopy.
Talk to your primary care provider if you have digestive concerns. If you do need to see a gastroenterologist, we will work with your provider to coordinate your screenings and care. If you do not have a primary care provider, call (574) 537-5000 for help finding one.