Why You Should Choose An ASGE Member For Your Endoscopic Procedure

Why You Should Choose An ASGE Member For Your Endoscopic Procedure
Having an ASGE member perform your endoscopy ensures that you are in the hands of someone who is highly trained. Physicians and surgeons who are members of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) have highly specialized training in ednoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, including upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). ASGE members undergo a rigorous application and screening process and are recognized by the medical community as knowledgeable, experienced experts in gastroenterology and GI surgery who, in addition, have advanced training in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.

ASGE Members Have Demonstrated Proof Of Rigorous Endoscopic Training
For nearly six decades, the ASGE has set strict requirements for membership, including demonstrated training in GI endoscopy. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is the only medical society that requires documentation of specific training in GI endoscopic procedures.

ASGE Active Physician Members Have Met The Following Rigorous Requirements:

  • Unlimited medical license
  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and completion of a residency program
  • Documented evidence of formal training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy under the supervision of certified gastroenterologists or gastrointestinal surgeons – ASGE is the only society that requires evidence of such training.
  • Finally, ASGE Active Members must provide evidence of professional competence through sponsorship by at least one member who has personal knowledge of the applicant’s endoscopic training and skills.

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How Will Your GI Endoscopist Work With Your Primary Care Physician?
ASGE physicians usually work on referral from your primary care physician. Your GI endoscopist will communicate with your primary care physician about the results of your endoscopic procedure. Together, they will determine what is appropriate for treatment, follow-up visits, and/or future endoscopic exams.

Important Reminder
The preceding information is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.