Gastroenterology Associates of Wyoming
Our mission is to provide the highest-quality GI care available. We have trained specialists who travel across Wyoming to bring that exceptional care to a facility near you. Our fully trained, board-certified gastroenterologists are here to help.
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 ensure that you get the most accurate results and have the best experience.
Questions to ask your physician
To get the best care, you should ask these important questions of the physician performing your colonoscopy:
Most full-time gastroenterologists perform over 1,000 colonoscopies in a year. If their answer is a much smaller number, you may want to explore other providers.
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 providing a safe procedure. Be sure to ask if the facility you’re considering is accredited and Medicare-certiﬁed.
A gastroenterologist should know the rate at which their procedures have been associated with a complication, such as perforation in the colon.