Why Quality and Safety Matters?
Not all GI examinations and procedures have equivalent quality. To assist you in understanding the differences, we recommend you use the following guidelines when selecting a physician and/or facility to perform your procedure:
- Your physician should be a fellowship trained Gastroenterologist
- He/she should be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
- For your safety, the facility should be Medicare and Joint Commission or AAAHC accredited
- Your physician should be able to discuss with you the number of times they have performed your specific procedure to include their individual quality data or outcome measures (i.e. complication rates, polyp detection rates, patient satisfaction) in comparison to national standards