Gastroenterology procedure volume
Quality and Outcomes Reports - Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center
Why we measure it - Research shows physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide a higher level of care and have better outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - Procedure volumes continue to increase, indicating more families are choosing our center for their child's care.
About the data - The graph reflects the number of procedures performed by our specialists from 2008-2011.
Related dimensions of care:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin provides a dedicated endoscopy team consisting of nine endoscopy nurses and a full-time pediatric anesthesiologist.
- We have the ability to provide complete endoscopic procedures in whatever setting is appropriate for the child's condition from outpatient surgery to the intensive care unit, or at the same time as other procedures such as surgery or radiology.
- We are the first program in the area to offer wireless capsule endoscopy and we perform more than 75 of these procedures each year.
- We offer a unique clinic in partnership with Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery for children with defecation problems following surgery for Hirschsprung's Disease and anorectal malformations.
Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House
to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel
chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.