Join the Goal of 80% by 2018

“80% by 2018” is a shared goal to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Aug 24, 2017, 9:00am EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Eighty by 2018 Taylor Station Surgical Center joins forces with over 500 local and national organizations to increase colorectal cancer screenings rates across the country.

Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. Taylor Station Surgical Center today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).

Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths; however, it is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented. Through proper colorectal cancer screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon, before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether.

80% by 2018 is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) initiative in which over 500 organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of 80% of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Leading public health organizations, such as ACS, CDC and the NCCRT are rallying organizations to embrace this shared goal.

“Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem, no one needs to die of colon cancer. Screening colonoscopy saves lives and people are not getting tested. Get your colonoscopy done today! We at Taylor Station Surgical Center are committed to the 80% by 2018 goal. Please call and schedule your colonoscopy soon,” said Anantha Padmanabhan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

While colorectal cancer incidence rates have dropped 30 percent in the U.S. over the last 10 years among adults 50 and older, it is still the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S, despite being highly preventable, detectable and treatable. In fact, in 2015 in the U.S., 132,700 cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed.

Part of the 80% by 2018 goal is to leverage the energy of multiple and diverse partners to empower communities, patients, providers to increase screening rates. The 80% by 2018 initiative consists of health care providers, health systems, communities, businesses, community health centers, government, non-profit organizations and patient advocacy groups who are committed to getting more people screened for colorectal cancer to prevent more cancers and save lives.

“Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer and is entirely preventable. Approximately 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and 50,000 die of the disease each year. Colorectal cancers occur from polyps that are abnormal growths and these begin to appear at age 50. Polyps and even early colorectal cancers are curable do not produce symptoms. Hence, screening colonoscopy, a procedure done to detect abnormal growths when one is without any complaints, need to begin at age 50 in average risk patients. If colonoscopy is normal it needs to be repeated for screening only in 10 years. In patients with polyps colonoscopy allows the physician to remove the growths and recheck more frequently. Other options for colorectal screening are available and if a test is positive it leads to a need for colonoscopy. We are excited to join everyone in sending this important public message to screen for colorectal cancer. The cancer has a high prevalence and mortality rate but is entirely preventable,” said Karamjit Khanduja M.D., Program Director of Colorectal and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mount Carmel Health System.

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Dr. Anantha Padmanabhan’s presentation at the 2017 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anantha Padmanabhan’s presentation at the 2017 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting, “Patient Satisfaction with Propofol for Outpatient Colonoscopy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study,” has been chosen as first prize overall to receive the Michigan Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award for Clinical/Podium . The study was completed at Taylor Station Surgical Center as an effort to continuously improve our patient’s experience with excellent clinical research and to reduce concerns in obtaining a screening colonoscopy, a vital tool in preventing Colon Cancer. The study clearly demonstrated the superiority of Propofol over a combination of Fentanyl and Midazolam (Conscious Sedation) for colonoscopies in an outpatient setting both from a patient satisfaction standpoint and from a provider perspective.


Taylor Station Surgical Center recognized by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for quality and safety.

OAK BROOK, Ill. – December 2011 – The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, hasrecognized Taylor Station Surgical Center as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy, in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. Taylor Station Surgical Center is one of more than 400 endoscopy units to be granted the recognition since 2009. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors endoscopy units that follow the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines and have completed specialized training on principles in quality and safety in endoscopy.

University of Berkeley demonstrates

Dr. Brent Fulton, Assistant Adjunct Professor and Research Economist, and Dr. Sue Kim, Research Scientist, both from the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley,conducted the cost savings analysis presented in this report

The Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, affecting more than 132,700 Americans and killing nearly 50,000 in 2015 alone. While these numbers have declined in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released research showing that if all precancerous polyps were identified and removed before becoming cancerous, the number of new colorectal cancer cases could be reduced by 76 to 90 percent.

GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need)

Taylor Station Surgical Center has partnered with GRIN to support the Summer Lunch Program’s end of the year Pool party. This year 55 children and their families enjoyed a day of swimming and picnic at the Gahanna pool as a final farewell for the summer.

GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need) is a faith-based organization that provides food, clothing and financial assistance to Gahanna-Jefferson School District residents in times of need. This year, they served 4,573 meals to Gahanna children and family for the 10 week Summer Lunch Program. A total of 14 churches and 32 businesses participated in the form of donations, or serving food to the families.

TSSC Community Service Team

The TSSC Community Service team adopted Taylor Station Rd through the City of Columbus Keep Columbus Beautiful organization to clean up trash twice a year from Broad Street to the rail road tracks on Taylor Station Rd. The committee picked up 7 bags of trash that day along Taylor Station Rd. Taylor Station Community Service Team is dedicated to serving our community through numerous events.