Board Certified Gastroenterologists
All of PA GI’s gastroenterologists are Board Certified and have met all requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Certification means that doctors have demonstrated, to their peers and to the public, that they have the clinical judgement, skills and attitude essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.
To maintain being board certified, a doctor must successfully pass a series of exams every 10 years. The certification process provides doctors with confirmation that they are staying current in the medical knowledge they use to treat patients. Choosing a doctor who is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) means choosing a medical professional who has met nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills.
Studies Show That Gastroenterologists Provide More Effective Cancer Screenings
A number of clinical studies have proven that when a screening colonoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist, they are more likely to detect adenomas that exist. This higher detection rate greater improves the patient outcomes, since the effectiveness of a colonoscopy is dependent on detection and removal of cancer precursors.
The studies provide evidence to support a relationship between quality of colonoscopy and effectiveness, which was proven to be significantly higher for colonoscopies performed by a gastroenterologist. Gastroenterologists receive more extensive training in mastering the complex skill of performing colonoscopy than physicians in other specialties.
Journal of Clinical Oncology
- Association Between Colonoscopy and Colorectal Cancer Mortality in a US Cohort According to Site of Cancer and Colonoscopist Specialty
- DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2011.40.4772 Journal of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 21 (July 2012) 2664-2669.