Gastroenterologists at Springfield Clinic specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, performing diagnostic procedures, such as colonoscopy or upper GI endoscopy, and taking other state-of-the-art measures to examine patients. 

Our expert doctors work with each patient to determine the best course of treatment, which may involve a lifestyle change, medication, endoscopic procedure or some combination. If more complex or extensive surgery is required, perhaps for the removal of cancer in the colon, our physicians collaborate with some of the area's finest surgeons to care for their patients.

No matter how simple or complex the problem, count on Springfield Clinic's Gastroenterology team to deliver the care you expect and deserve.

Adenoma Detection Rate

Experts from The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) have established benchmark quality measures that physicians should aim to achieve before, during, and after a colonoscopy procedure. 

One of the most important quality indicators developed by this task force is the Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR). The Adenoma Detection Rate represents the number of patients with no prior symptoms in whom a precancerous polyp is identified and removed during a colonoscopy.

The task force has established that a high quality screening colonoscopy program should identify and remove adenomas in 20% of women and 30% of men. This quality standard is also referred to as the National Benchmark. 

Springfield Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology conducted a review of more than 60% of its qualifying cases performed in 2013 to measure its quality against the National Benchmark. The study found that Springfield Clinic’s gastroenterologists achieved a group ADR of 40% in women and 46% in men, both far exceeding the National Benchmark. 

While the Adenoma Detection Rate and other quality measures help provide a standard means of comparison, the greater value is the relationship between ADR and improved patient health outcomes. 

A study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2014, determined that each 1% increase in the adenoma detection rate was associated with a 3% decrease in the risk of a colorectal cancer.

Gastroenterology at Springfield Clinic

Colonoscopies save lives! Through testing and early detection, many polyps can be found while they are still harmless and removed before they can grow into cancer. Schedule your colonoscopy.

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