Colonoscopy Quality Indicators

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Colonoscopy is the most commonly performed gastrointestinal procedure, with more than 16 million colonoscopies performed in the United States each year. Colonoscopies are performed as a screening for cancer, surveillance and diagnostic to evaluate symptoms.

Patients are advised to seek a well-trained endoscopist who maintains an adequate case volume to maintain procedural skills (more than 300 procedures per year) and has a record of performing a complete examination of the colon.

Quality indicators or benchmarks have been developed to establish competence in performing colonoscopies and help define areas for continuous quality improvement.

As shown below, our physicians are highly skilled and have a very low complication rate.