Northern GI Endoscopy

Five Irongate Center
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 745-5423
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Gastroenterology Associates of Northern New York, P.C.

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Quality Improvement

Northern GI Endoscopy Center is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest clinical quality standards.  We have developed a Quality Improvement program that uses well established measures. The results which have been obtained reflect our excellence in GI endoscopic care.


Prevention of cancer is a primary goal in much of the care provided at our facility.  As an example, patients undergoing an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy may be evaluated for the presence of a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus which is a risk factor for esophageal cancer.  Those previously diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus require biopsy surveillance to ensure that more worrisome changes have not evolved (dysplasia and cancer).

Another example relates to our commitment to decrease our patients’ risk of colon cancer. Because colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in this country, we focus upon ensuring that a thorough and complete colonoscopy is afforded to those patients who present for screening examination.  Recent scientific studies have highlighted several key metrics which are associated with the performance of high-quality screening.  These metrics are included in our comprehensive program. 

Colon completion rate

Colon Completion Rate 2008-2012

Adenoma detection rate

Adenoma Detection Rate YTD 2012
  1. Gastroenterology.  2011 Jan;140(1):65-72.  Epub 2010 Sept 18.
  2. N Engl J Med.  2012 Feb 23;366(8):687-96