Four gastroenterologists plan ahead and share their goals for the year ahead.
Ask a Gastroenterologist is a weekly series of questions posed to GI physicians around the country on business and clinical issues affecting the field of gastroenterology. We invite all gastroenterologists to submit responses.
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Noel R. Fajardo, MD, Las Vegas Gastroenterology: Colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and accounts for eight percent of all cancer deaths. Colon cancer is a highly preventable disease, and performing a colonoscopy helps to detect and remove precancerous polyps before they grow into colon cancer. [I] use the Endochoice Fuse, an innovative, full spectrum endoscope that provides a 330-degree field of view as opposed to the 170-degree field provided by traditional scopes. The increased field of view allows the Endochoice Fuse to be up to 69 percent more effective at detecting adenomas, providing the patient with the highest level of care.
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