CGI surpasses 10,000 patients in a single year in Anderson center

Cincinnati GI is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the opening of our award-winning ambulatory surgery center, Anderson Endoscopy in Cincinnati, Ohio, and another significant company milestone – treating more than 10,000 patients in that facility in a single year.

“Serving more than 10,000 patients a year is a great accomplishment,” said Greg Schooler, Cincinnati GI chief operating officer. “It means we are reaching people with an important message: early detection saves lives.”

Schooler added, “The Anderson Endoscopy Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility that allows us to offer a cost-effective and convenient option for colonoscopies, upper-GI, lower-GI, and other procedures, while still providing the highest quality care.”

For the past two years, Cincinnati GI’s Anderson Endoscopy Center has been recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers. In addition, Cincinnati GI was the only endoscopy-focused center in Ohio named to the 2022 Newsweek list and the number one ranked ambulatory surgery center overall in Greater Cincinnati. The America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022 list highlights the nation’s top ambulatory surgery centers based on quality of care, performance data, and peer recommendations, relative to in-state competition.

Last year, the American Cancer Society lowered its recommended age for those at average risk for colorectal cancer to begin routine screenings to age 45 because colorectal cancers among people younger than age 50 are rising.

“In the United States, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women. However, colon cancer is a preventable disease with regular colonoscopy screening. There is also a 90% survival rate of colon cancer if caught at early stages, but that rate drops significantly once the disease is more advanced and has spread to the lymph nodes. Therefore, we are doing everything we can to make the procedure as convenient as possible for patients to encourage this vital service,” noted Dr. Gregory Lam. He has been with Cincinnati GI since 2018.