What Value-Based Care Means at Tulsa Endoscopy Center


Tulsa Endoscopy Center (TEC) knows you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare, so we strive to offer excellent GI care at a reasonable cost. Although any surgery center can make that claim, TEC actually has the evidence to back it up.

Value Certified Provider

Healthcare Bluebook, an independent resource for medical price comparison, has designated Tulsa Endoscopy Center as a Value Certified Provider. Consumers are beginning to demand price transparency in healthcare, and this invaluable website shows that we provide high-quality care at an inexpensive rate.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Since 2004, TEC has also maintained accreditation by the AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), a nationally recognized organization that upholds standards in medical safety, patient care, and operational efficiency.

The GI Quality Improvement Consortium

The board-certified gastroenterologists of Tulsa Endoscopy Center surpass national benchmarks for quality. The GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC) is a non-profit organization developed by the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. They use several metrics to measure a gastroenterologist’s colonoscopy success rate, including two very important indicators: Adenoma Detection Rate (or ADR) and Withdrawal Rate.

Adenoma Detection Rate

An adenoma (also called a polyp) is an abnormal clump of cells, and it is often a precursor to colon cancer. Not all polyps will turn into cancer, but it’s very rare for colon cancer to develop without polyps present first. During a colonoscopy, our gastroenterologists can remove any polyps they find before they have a chance to become cancerous.

Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) is the percentage of GI patients whose polyps were successfully identified and removed during a colonoscopy. The national average is 25 percent. The physicians at Tulsa Endoscopy Center maintain an average ADR rating of 45 percent, well above the standard benchmark.

Withdrawal Rate

Withdrawal Rate refers to the amount of time spent inspecting the colon for abnormalities. The national benchmark for withdrawal rate is 6 minutes, which means that gastroenterologists should take at least 6 minutes to reach the cecum before withdrawing the scope. Statistically, a withdrawal time of less than 6 minutes means the physician is being as thorough as possible. The doctors at Tulsa Endoscopy Center have an average withdrawal rate of 9.5 minutes, which means they invest the time to completely examine the colon for potential polyps.

Patient Satisfaction at Tulsa Endoscopy Center

Tulsa Endoscopy Center is top-ranked in patient satisfaction. According to 2017 survey data, 91 percent of patients rate their experience at Tulsa Endoscopy Center as a 9 or 10 out of 10, and over 90 percent of patients say they would recommend TEC to a friend or family member. Contact the team at Tulsa Endoscopy Center to schedule your appointment and experience the highest level of quality patient care.