Adenoma (ADR) Detection Rate Above the National Average
Adenoma detection rate is an important statistic. An adenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of glandular origin. Adenomas can grow from many organs including the colon. Although these growths are benign, over time they can potentially progress to become malignant (cancerous), at which point they are called Adenocarcinomas. Even while benign, they have the potential to cause serious health complications by compressing other structures and by producing large amounts of unregulated hormones.
The goal of a Colonoscopy Screening is to prevent colorectal cancer by identifying and removing adenomas if they are present. The most important quality indicator, the adenoma detection rate is the proportion of average risk patients in whom a physician identifies adenomas during a colonoscopy procedure. Early screening can detect adenoma and other growths before they become malignant. It’s important to have experienced physicians with high detection rates to conduct this important test. To learn more about the colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures and the importance of early detection click on the links:
2019 Detection Rate
- National Target Rate in Women: 15%
- National Target Rate in Men: 25%
- Digestive Care Physicians, LLC Screening Adenoma Detection Rate: 45% Combined
Colonoscopy has been established as the gold standard for the screening of colorectal cancer (CRC). To help reduce the known variations in colonoscopy quality that exist from provider to provider, quality indicators have been established. Good quality indicators that have been established include the endoscopist’s adenoma detection rate (ADR), a reportable rate of the endoscopist’s ability to find adenomas, attempt of endoscopic removal of pedunculated polyps and large (<2 cm) sessile polyps prior to surgical referral, and cecal intubation.
Board-Certified physicians Dr. Singh, Dr. Rashbaum, Dr. Nitin Parikh, Dr. Long B. Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Montalvo, and providers Tammi D’Elena, PA-C; and Vanessa T. Dang, MSN, APRN; are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive screening and results better than the national benchmarks. They care for patients in the North Atlanta, GA, area including Alpharetta, GA; Johns Creek, GA; Cumming, GA; and Lawrenceville, GA. The In-House Endoscopy Suite at Digestive Care Physicians is a certified facility which has achieved the highest level of accreditation by the Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). If you suffer from abdominal pain, contact us at (770) 227-2222 to schedule an appointment.