Why Choose Tulsa Endoscopy Center?
Tulsa Endoscopy Center (TEC) offers a superior patient experience and industry-leading medical expertise. From state-of-the-art-equipment to advanced techniques to enhance patient comfort, the team at Tulsa Endoscopy Center puts your healthcare first. When you make a choice for Tulsa Endoscopy Center, you are making a choice for the highest quality digestive health care.
The Best Standards in Quality GI Care
The gastroenterologists of Tulsa Endoscopy Center surpass nationwide benchmarks for quality, as established by the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC). GIQuIC is a guide for quality benchmarking in the field of gastroenterology, developed and managed as a non-profit collaboration by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
The benchmarking standards include Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) and Withdrawal Rate. Two key standards essential in the delivery of safe, efficient, and high-quality digestive healthcare.
High Quality GI Care
Choosing Adult Gastroenterology Associates (AGA) to be your partner in digestive health care is making the best choice for health and quality of life. AGA is staffed by some of Northern Oklahoman’s leading gastroenterologists, who outrank competitors for industry benchmarks, such as Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) and Withdrawal Rate. The medical team is among the best in Tulsa, specializing gastrointestinal care and focused on patient satisfaction. With locations throughout Oklahoma, you can find the best care without traveling too far.
Adenoma Detection Rate
Polyps that may become cancerous if left undetected or untreated are known as adenomas. The most effective method for prevention and detection of colon cancer is a colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy, a skilled gastroenterologist will examine the colon to identify and remove adenomas. Adenoma Detection Rate, or ADR, is the percentage of patients whose cancerous polyps were successfully identified and removed by the physician during a colonoscopy. This measurement is an indicator of the physician’s skill at detecting and removing adenomas. The national average is 25%, however, the gastroenterologists of Tulsa Endoscopy Center exceed this benchmark, achieving an ADR rate of just over 43%.
Withdrawal rate is another quality indicator that measures how long it takes a physician to withdraw the endoscope—the device used to examine the colon during a colonoscopy. This measurement demonstrates the efficiency and thoroughness of examining a colonoscopy. The standard Withdrawal Rate is six minutes. The gastroenterologists of Tulsa Endoscopy Center strive to deliver a complete examination while maintaining the highest standards of effectiveness and efficiency. At TEC, the average Withdrawal Rate is 9.5 minutes, exceeding the national benchmark for quality care.
Top Ranked in Patient Satisfaction
Tulsa Endoscopy Center outranks the competition when it comes to the patient experience. More than 90% of patients report* that they would recommend Tulsa Endoscopy Center to a friend or family member.
It’s easy to see why more patients choose Tulsa Endoscopy Center for their healthcare with board certified gastroenterologists on staff to perform every procedure and specialized medical staff to care for your digestive health needs. These are just a few of the reason 91% of patients rate* their visit to Tulsa Endoscopy Center a 9 or a 10, according to 2017 survey data*.
Accreditation & Certification
Tulsa Endoscopy Center is nationally certified and accredited by the top licensing boards in the nation—a confirmation that you are always receiving the highest level of care.
Tulsa Endoscopy Center is a Healthcare Bluebook Featured Facility, an honor awarded to patient care facilities that deliver premium quality care for affordable rates.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a certification bestowed upon ambulatory surgery centers that uphold nationally recognized standards in patient care, medical safety, and operational efficiency. Tulsa Endoscopy Center is an AAAHC accredited facility that has successfully maintained its accreditation since 2004.
*Third party patient satisfaction survey, Press Ganey, 2017