How Gender Preferences Affect Colorectal Cancer Screening


Surveys show that patients in urban settings are willing to pay more, and rural patients will wait longer, for a same gender endoscopist.

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In the U.S., traffic at endoscopy centers had returned to pre-pandemic levels by June, without the feared surges or extended wait times.

Performing Procedures

Patients in Scotland, Canada and the U.K. are seeing longer wait times for endoscopy procedures since the start of the global pandemic — stretching to a year or longer in one country.

 A trial of single-use flexible cystoscopes found the disposable alternative more cost-effective than traditional reusable options.

Analyzing Value

In addition to saving a significant amount of money, the single-use cystoscope was rated higher by urology department team members in four categories, including overall satisfaction.

The appeal of the single-use endoscope market has only grown as the global pandemic continues to grip the world.

Analyzing Value

The disposable endoscope market is expected to grow 16.9 percent by 2028 based on its cost effectiveness, the rise in chronic diseases and heightened concern over potential cross-contamination from reusable scopes.