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T his is a hectic time to run a GI center, isn't it? As you keep pace with newly scheduled colonoscopies and work through a backlog of postponed procedures, know the stakes are high for managing and maintaining a full schedule of screenings. In October 2020, the surgery cen- ter management firm AMSURG reported 200,000 of its patients had missed their scheduled colonoscopies since the start of the pandemic. That's alarming when you consider about 850 out of every 200,000 colonoscopy patients get diagnosed with colon cancer. 5 6 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 Casey Czarnowski, BA, CRCST, CSPDT, CIS, CER | Stanford, Calif. How to Handle the Colonoscopy Surge Double-down on sound endoscope reprocessing to provide safe and efficient care during even your busiest days. IN TRANSIT Plastic containers with high sidewalls protect expensive and fragile endoscopes.

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