Why Should You Choose San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates & Endoscopy Centers?
As the longest standing gastroenterology group in San Antonio, Texas, SAGA is the right choice when it comes to your digestive health care.
San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates began more than 35 years ago when three physicians had the vision to transform gastrointestinal care and the patient experience. In 1980, the founding physicians of SAGA built the first freestanding endoscopy center in downtown San Antonio in hopes of delivering care the highest quality digestive care to each and every patient.
Today, SAGA is renowned in San Antonio for excellent digestive healthcare with sixteen industry-leading gastroenterologists, eight physician offices, and three endoscopy centers spread throughout the metro area. SAGA continues to pave new roads while breaking barriers in both research and quality of care in the GI field. Discover why so many patients trust SAGA with their digestive health care.
88.9% of patients say that they would recommend San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates to family members and friends.
For over three decades, SAGA doctors have diagnosed GI conditions and diseases. All the while, SAGA has maintained the highest standard of care, tech, and service.
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88.9% of patients would recommend SAGA to friends and family members, compared to just 74% on average of other centers in the state of Texas.
Quality Standard Rankings
GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC) is a non-profit team that aims to improve quality in the GI field. GIQuIC has developed a variety of measurement standards to allow patients and fellow physicians understand the expertise and quality of care of a gastroenterologist. Two organizations make up GIQuiC: American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The gastroenterologists of San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates and Endoscopy Centers continually exceed these national benchmarks for quality.
The ADR shows a physician’s ability to identify precancerous polyps as well as remove them.
Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR)
An adenoma is a polyp that if left untreated may become cancerous. A form of colon cancer prevention is removing adenomas during a colonoscopy. Adenoma Detection Rate, or ADR, measures a gastroenterologist’s skill at detecting and removing polyps to prevent colon cancer. The industry benchmark, as established by GIQuIC, is 25 percent. SAGA gastroenterologists exceed this standard year after year.
This place was awesome, and the people are amazing…..
Excellent and very professional staff. Dr Bullock took awesome care of my wife. The nurses were great people.
First time seeing this group of doctors for my colonoscopy.
I found the staff to be very friendly & informative. My doctor was Dr. Michael Lindner. He was patient & explained everything. I will be returning here in 10 years. I recommend Dr. Michael Lindner & his staff. They were on time & made me feel comfortable. Thank you.
The staff are awesome kind, friendly, and they work with you with your finances, the nurses and doctors are awesome they explain everything what they are going to do to you and how long it will take, the doctor comes and talks to you and family member what he did and he found. Love this place I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Dr. Richard Otero and all your staff.
Absolutely the best! Dr. Ramos and his staff are amazingly friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and on point. You are a patient, not a number, they truly care about your health and won’t stop until they find the medicine that works for your body, keep in mind every one is different. I highly recommend this place for your medical needs.
I would like to commend the staff at SAGEC North for their exemplary demeanor with their patients. I am a returning patient for the colonoscopy procedure with Dr. Joseph Johnson, this being my 4th procedure, performed early this morning (11-30-16). The entire staff is warm and friendly toward each patient, placing the patient at ease and made to feel welcome. Their personal interaction with the patient is very much appreciated. Dr. Joe Johnson is, in a word, wonderful, and an expert in his field. Thank you very much.
Just a note to commend the entire staff who tended my needs last Friday morning! From my arrival time at 6:15 until my discharge at 8:35, I truly had a wonderful experience. Everyone was friendly, professional, caring, considerate, and very kind! The entire facility was run like clock-work yet never did I feel like just a number!! Thank you ever so much to each and all.
Wednesday I had a colonoscopy at the Sonterra Blvd facility. The staff and facility were exceptional. Happily tell my family and friends about how well I was treated both medically and personally. It is nice to have such a fine facility and medical staff in our neighborhood.
I just completed my Colonoscopy this a.m. and I am sure I shouldn’t be taking this survey because it said not to handle any machinery and let my wife take care of me all day. Wooo Hooo, but, being of sound mind I thought I would…
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First let me say that the lady that I checked in with was very courteous, professional and for a wet Monday morning in a great mood. It was a real pleasure dealing with someone that
early on a Monday morning with that much enthusiasm and professionalism. She gets 5 Stars in my book.
Second I was greeted by Jennifer the nurse and she too was very professional, courteous and had a great attitude. She just had to put up with me and she was great. She also get’s 5 STARS.
Then I met Carol the nurse in the procedure room. What a pleasure. Cheerful, attentive to my needs as a patient and very nice to talk with early on a Monday morning. She get’s 5 STARS.
Then I met Stephen in the procedure room. He was very good as well making sure I was comfortable and explained some of the procedure. I felt like I was in good hands. He get’s yep 5 STARS.
Next was the Anesthesiologist Ann Marie, we talked while I was waiting for the Dr. to come in and I felt very comfortable and at ease. She really took the anxiety away by comforting me while I was waiting for the Dr. to start. Then the meds she gave me. Wow, I asked for a script never had any better sleep. (Ha, Ha) of course you know what her response was. Again 5 Stars.
Then finally Dr. Franklin came in and introduce himself. Very professional, and such a gentle and pleasing personality. He was great, asked his Dr. questions and post procedure came in with the results of the test. Very positive. He get’s 10 Stars. Just because he is a Dr. Ha, Ha….
Then post procedure I became acquainted with Sofia. What a kind and compassionate nurse. She too made sure I was taken care of and I got in the car and off to home OK. 5 STARS.
You see in all this patient has nothing negative to say about the care I received from the Dr. and staff. Don’t want to have to do it again but, I will in 5 years hopefully not any sooner and my choice will be SAGEC.
Thanks for the care and professionalism of all that I came in contact this morning.
Cecal Intubation Rate
Cecal intubation rate is the percentage of times the physician reaches the cecum during a colonoscopy. The cecum is the small pouch that connects the small intestine to the large intestine. It is also the stopping point during a colonoscopy. Reaching the cecum demonstrates how thorough a physician is during a colonoscopy.
How long it takes for a physician to withdraw the endoscope is an important quality indicator because it shows how thorough they are during the exam. It also demonstrates how efficiently a physician can then perform a colonoscopy. Also, the norm for withdrawal time is always about six minutes.
Accreditation & Certification
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Heath Care (AAAHC)
San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers has kept their certification with the Association for Ambulatory Heath Care throughout the years. AAAHC is awarded to ambulatory centers that uphold nationally recognized standards in patient care, medical safety, as well as efficiency.
Healthcare Bluebook Featured Facility
Healthcare Bluebook puts consumers in the driver’s seat of managing their healthcare costs. Consumers can search for procedures and facilities that offer high-quality services at value-based pricing. Facilities must meet Healthcare Bluebook’s standards for pricing and quality to earn the distinction. San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers meet and exceed these standards to continually deliver top-ranked care at affordable, transparent prices.
HealthStream Patient Satisfaction Insight, 2016. GiQuIC, 2016. Patient names and images may have been altered to protect privacy