Our mission is to provide the highest quality GI care available. We have the best trained specialists who travel across Arizona to bring that care to a facility near you. Make sure to check our locations across the state of Arizona.
A Board Certified gastroenterologist has completed 3 years of internal medicine training after medical school, followed by an additional 3 years of sub-specialty training focused exclusively on digestive diseases.
Recent studies have concluded that a fully-trained gastroenterologist is more likely to detect adenomas (precancerous lesions) and remove them before they turn into cancer. Studies also show that they are much more likely to adhere to the frequency for follow-up colonoscopies stated by national guidelines, and much less likely to bring patients back too soon for follow-up procedures.
By asking a few important questions, you can help assure that you get the most accurate, reliable results and have the best experience. As experienced gastroenterologists, we will be glad to answer your questions.
To get the best care, you should ask these important questions of the physician performing your colonoscopy:
Most full-time gastroenterologists perform over 1000 colonoscopies in a year. If the answer is a much smaller number, you may want to explore other providers.
Practice does make perfect. The more times you do something, the better you get. Many gastroenterologists have performed many thousands of colonoscopies. A gastroenterologist should know the rate at which their procedures have been associated with a complication, such as perforation in the colon.
Ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals must meet Medicare guidelines for outpatient procedures. A properly equipped facility is important to your well-being, so ask where the test will be done. Proper disinfection techniques are also essential to provide a safe procedure. Be sure to ask if the facility you are considering is accredited and Medicare certified.