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 much more.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who frequently spots precancerous growths during colonoscopy screenings. You are in talented, skillful hands at AGSA. Our Lake County gastroenterologists are simply the best!
The effectiveness of 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 (the proportion of screening colonoscopies that detect at least one adenoma – or benign tumor) on screening colonoscopies of at least 15% among women and at least 25% among men.
Colonoscopy Procedures in Leesburg, Lady Lake & Clermont, FL
The overall adenoma detection rate for our GI doctors at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates is 27%, with a 23% ADR in women and a 31% ADR in men. It has been shown that when the ADR increases above 20%, the risk of subsequent colorectal cancer decreases.