Our goal at LGEC is to provide the highest quality sedation to our patients, with their safety and comfort being the top priorities. All sedation at LGEC is given by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) under the direction of an Anesthesiologist (a medical doctor with a specialty in Anesthesia). Having these specialized professionals in control of the administration and monitoring of sedation allows your gastroenterologist to concentrate all of his attention on your endoscopy procedure and any required therapeutic interventions.
GI Specific Pathology
Our GI Physicians at LGEC now have the ability to offer an alternative diagnosis and evaluation of pathology specimens to our patients by utilizing the services of GI Pathology, a single-specialty pathology group, staffed entirely by fellowship trained Gastrointestinal Pathologists. This specialized service enables our physicians to get specific, definitive pathology reports, which has not been locally available. Receiving a timely, decisive pathology report eliminates the need for further testing to obtain a diagnosis – reducing costs to our insurance payors and the patient’s out-of-pocket expense.
Community Awareness and Education
LGEC utilizes marketing opportunities to increase community awareness on such vital topics as the value of screening colonoscopy in the prevention of colon cancer. Our facility has published research data and articles; filmed television spots for colon cancer awareness; our physicians frequently speak at meetings, conferences and community events on colon cancer awareness, increased polyp detection with high definition equipment, and identification and removal of flat polyps. Our physicians and Nurse Administrator are connected with several industry committees and groups who are working to establish a reporting criteria and forum to measure quality outcomes in endoscopy to provide community awareness and access to physician outcomes.