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GI Genius™ Colonoscopy

What is GI Genius™ for Colonscopy?

Lee Health is dedicated to offering the highest standard of gastroenterological care and using advancements in medical technology to enhance patient outcomes and comfort. GI Genius™, is a cutting-edge tool designed to improve the detection of colorectal conditions during a colonoscopy. As the first AI-assisted colonoscopy system approved by the FDA, it employs artificial intelligence (AI) to assist gastroenterologists in identifying polyps and other signs of colorectal cancer, which may not be easily visible to the human eye.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer diagnosed in the U.S., with more than 150,000 new cases every year. Early detection is essential to prevent colorectal cancer, GI Genius™ is particularly effective for spotting tiny polyps. This technology represents a significant leap forward in colonoscopy procedures, providing an extra layer of precision and reliability. 

How Does GI Genius™ Work?

The GI Genius™ system works with existing colonoscopy equipment and uses advanced visualization to highlight polyps in real-time. The gastroenterologist decides if the polyp should be removed. If the polyp is removed, the doctor sends it to the laboratory for biopsy analysis. According to a 2022 study, this technology significantly decreased the miss rate of adenomas and polyps by 45.8%.

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45 is the new 50. The American Cancer Society recommends colorectal cancer screening at the age of 45 for average risk people.

What are the benefits of GI Genius?

  • Improved Detection Rates: GI Genius™ enhances the ability to detect precancerous polyps and early-stage cancers. This can lead to earlier intervention and treatment, potentially improving patient outcomes.
  • Enhanced Visualization:  The system may provide clearer and more detailed images of the colon lining, making it easier for healthcare providers to identify abnormalities and lesions.
  • Reduced Miss Rates: By improving the visibility of the colon during the procedure, this technology may help reduce the likelihood of missed lesions or polyps.
  • Increased Efficiency: GI Genius streamlines the exam process, allowing our gastroenterologists to perform procedures more efficiently while maintaining high diagnostic accuracy.
  • Patient Comfort and Safety: This technology can improve the accuracy and efficiency of colonoscopies to contribute to a better overall experience for patients, including reduced procedure time and potentially lower risks associated with missed lesions or complications.

For patients undergoing colonoscopy at Lee Health, the GI Genius™ system offers peace of mind, knowing that they are benefitting from the latest advancements in medical technology. Our gastroenterologists are trained to utilize this AI-enhanced tool, ensuring that every colonoscopy is performed with the highest level of accuracy and care.

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Learn More About Colonoscopy Services

We invite you to read more about GI Genius and how Lee Health Gastroenterology specialists are here for you.

Using AI to Help Detect Colon Cancer

Cancer Detection and screenings

In Florida and the U.S., colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death when men and women are combined. In 2019, 10,707 new cases (36 per 100,000 people) were reported to the Florida Cancer Data Registry for colon and rectal cancer, according to the Florida Department of Health (2019 is the latest year for which this data is available).

If you’re 45 to 75 years old, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re older than 75, talk to your doctor about screening. Learn more about the different types of colorectal cancer screening tests. 

  • Cancer Screenings

    Cancer screening is an essential step in preventing and diagnosing cancer. An early cancer detection can help you take the necessary steps for treatment. Visit the Lee Health Cancer Institute in Fort Myers.

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