AMSURG Partner Paul Berggreen, M.D., and a team of physicians at the Arizona Endoscopy Center in Phoenix have created an app to help patients with the preparation process that comes with having a colonoscopy.
“Study after study has shown that people who have good preps are more likely to have small polyps found,” Berggreen said.
Patients enter the date and time of their procedure as well as the bowel preparation medication they plan to take. The app currently contains the five most widely used preparations and will be updated to include others. Patients then receive timed alerts to remind them about each step during their preparation. The app also provides information, advice and illustrations to help patients along the way.