Colorectal Cancer Screening

COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

Colorectal cancer screening service is the number one priority  & commitment  of the  GDC Endoscopy center LLC.  Our  center is specially designed & equipped to accommodate colorectal cancer screening & polyps removal.  The excellence &  the quality   of screening  colonoscopy procedures are  assessed by adenoma detection rate( pre-cancer growths)  , colonoscopy withdrawal time( during  which the specialist  carefully examines for the adenoma  and cancer), cecal intubation  rate( reached the entire length of colon)    & complications( death, bleeding and perforation) .   An independent quality improvement study performed at our center showed that adenoma detection rate is 30% compared to national average of  25% .  Our average colonoscopy withdrawal time is  12 minutes compared to a minimum standard  requirement  of 6 minutes.  Dr Indrakrishnan has performed more than 30,000 procedures and never had a perforation or  excess bleeding requiring  surgery or blood transfusions at our center.  His  mortality rate with procedure  is zero. 

 Dr Indrakrishnan  , because of his  passion in the prevention  of colon cancer &   meticulous skills  frequently finds  colon polyps & cancers  missed by previous colonoscopies  at other institutions .  Mr Steven Sadolti , a colorectal cancer survivor  who received the colorectal cancer awareness month proclamation from Georgia Governor this year  is an example . He was referred to Dr Indrakrishnan for a second opinion within few months  after a " normal " colonoscopy in the neighbourhood and was found to have an advanced colon cancer in a difficult  spot  .  He was declared cured after undergoing aggressive treatment. 

The Endoscopy center staff closely work with the patients with customized instructions to ensure that they are adequately cleansed out for better visualization.  Billing dept. is vigilant with insurance companies and work with them for complete coverage of the colon cancer screening as a preventive measure.

The Founder & the Medical  Director  Dr Indrakrishnan   has a vested interest in the prevention of colorectal cancer  and is in the   Board of directors of  fight  Colorectal cancer , a nonprofit  national colorectal cancer patients advocacy  organization. In 2013, Dr Indrakrishnan was invited to ring the NASDAQ opening bell along with the Fight colorectal cancer Board  to increase the awareness of colorectal cancer and to  honor the organization.  In December of 2015, Dr  Indrakrishnan wrote an editorial article  on colorectal cancer  tilled   “Are you wearing the right Genes?- From Molecule to public health”     on  E-Cronicon  Gastroenterology & Digestive system  , an International  scientific Journal which  was well received by the scientists across the globe.  He was one of the   conveners of the  successful  Sunidhi Chauhan concert  which  raised $250,000.00   to help and increase the awareness  of common  cancers which include colorectal cancer. Governor Nathan Deal  has been  declaring   proclamation as  March as the colorectal cancer awareness month  at the request of Dr Indrakrishnan  on behalf  of  Fight colorectal cancer organization. 

Dr Indrakrishnan is currently working with legislators in Washington DC & Georgia to enact a bill which will require the insurance companies  to cover the cost of colon cancer screening  as a preventive measure  for African American population  starting at the age of 40 compared to  the current standard age of 50. The studies have shown African Americans are at a higher risk for developing colorectal cancer & polyps at a much younger age well before 50.

Links:

  1. Dr Indrakrishnan tells the Georgia legislators that colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
  2. Dr Indrakrishnan at Nasdaq to honor the colorectal cancer survivors, victims ,advocates & supporters.
  3. Fight colorectal cancer organization
  4. HEALTH BRIEFS: Gov. Nathan Deal proclaims March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month