Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats disorders of the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates in Lake County, Florida offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of gastroenterological disorders, as well as for diseases of the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
At Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates, we diagnose and treat patients with general gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallstones, and more.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings. You are in talented, skillful hands at AGSA. Our Lake County gastroenterologists are simply the best!
The effectiveness of a screening colonoscopy in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality depends on the quality of the examination. Recently, the adenoma detection rate (ADR) has emerged as a critical measure of a high quality endoscopist. The ADR is the proportion of individuals undergoing a complete screening colonoscopy who have one or more adenomas detected.
The recommended benchmarks for a quality colonoscopy have been an ADR on screening colonoscopies of at least 15% in women and at least 25% in men.
The overall adenoma detection rate for our GI doctors is 27%, with a 23% ADR in women and a 31% ADR in men. It has been shown that once the ADR increases above 20%, the risk of subsequent colorectal cancer decreases.
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