Since September 23, 2010, all healthcare plans and insurers are required to cover the full cost of certain preventive services, including screening colonoscopy. By removing the cost-sharing burden from patients, this provision of the "Affordable Care Act" could increase the number of adults seeking colorectal cancer screenings. The rule applies only to individuals receiving tests and screenings from in-network providers; insurers are still permitted to require cost-sharing from patients when precancerous polyps are found and removed during the procedure. Click here for more details Preventive Health Services.
GASTROENTEROLOGY GROUP OF ROCHESTER, LLP
GGR is committed to superior service and will provide excellent gastrointestinal care, one patient at a time, as though that individual is a member of our immediate family.
Gastroenterology Group of Rochester, LLP serves Rochester and the surrounding area with three office locations. The main site and Endoscopy Center is located in Brighton. GGR has satelllite offices in Batavia, Canandaigua, and Victor. Procedures are done in the GGR Endoscopy Center, Highland Hospital, FF Thompson Hospital and at The Jerome Center.
Established in 1999, GGR's health care providers include six board certified gastroenterologists, a physicians' assistant, nurses and medical assistants. The entire staff is committed to delivering compassionate care while providing colon screening, diagnosis and treatment for gastroenterological disorders.
GGR's Brighton Endoscopy Center is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. GGR has also been recognized by
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Promoting Quality in Endoscopy .
This Web site has been created to bring you information about GGR's providers, patient education, procedure information, and many resources.
New patients are welcome. It is GGRs policy to work closely with your primary care physician. Therefore, it is necessary to get a referral from your PCP, and then please call (585) 271-2800 for an appointment at any of our locations.
Colon cancer is PREVENTABLE--TREATABLE--CURABLE
The imporTance of colon cancer awareness
Doctors of GGR are eager to spread the word to area referring doctors and their patients about the critial need for ongoing screening. Colon cancer remains the nation's second leading cause of cancer-related deaths after lung cancer and the third most common cancer in men and women separately--despite growing awareness in recent years. With approximately 50,000 colon cancer deaths occurring annually, only about 60% of eligible individuals get screened. Follow the link below to hear more about the importance of getting screened.
Read GGR's newsletter to find out what is new at GGR and in the world of Gastroenterology
GGR offers it's patietnts various links, articles and medical charts to educate them the latest findings in Gastroenterology.
Do you have a question or comment about GGR's service or to set up and appointment, click on the link below to contact us.