What are the qualifications of our Physicians?
The training and experience of the endoscopist is critical to high-quality endoscopic procedures such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy for pre-cancerous colon polyp and colorectal cancer detection, EUS and ERCP.1
The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) recommends endoscopy is performed by physicians who have completed formal training in endoscopy and who have completed a fellowship in gastroenterology.2
At Gastroenterology Consultants, all of our 18 Physicians have completed formal rigorous training (fellowship) in gastroenterology and endoscopy. All of our physicians are Board Certified or Board Eligible. We maintain an ongoing Quality Management program, tracking quality data for the exams performed in our endoscopy centers; we benchmark our procedures and adverse patient outcomes against National Quality Indicators.3
We have a Peer review program, and continuously review our Physicians and monitor any complications in efforts to improve patient outcomes and the care of our patients.
1The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Position Statement
2American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Policy and Procedure Manual; Feb 2002.
3The National Clearing House Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology (AGE) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)