A Quick, Easy, and Safe Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life

A colonoscopy is an effective medical procedure for examining the colon to check for polyps and detect colon cancer. The procedure can also reveal various other gastrointestinal conditions like colitis, Crohn’s, inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulosis.

Getting a colonoscopy could save your life or the life of your loved one.

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The Colon Cancer Stages

Don’t let colon cancer go undetected.

Our experienced gastroenterologists make getting a colonoscopy quick and easy.

Why Do You Need A Colonoscopy?

Routine screenings, especially for individuals with risk factors or a family history of colon cancer, are recommended for early detection and prevention.

Colon cancer begins as polyps that develop within the lining of the colon. If left undetected, these polyps continue to grow.

A colonoscopy is an essential screening tool used to detect colon cancer and remove precancerous polyps, preventing the progression of cancer.

Beyond cancer screening, colonoscopies are a diagnostic tool for various gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammatory diseases that may cause long-term damage and pain if not treated. These diseases also might increase the risk of colon cancer.

If you are age 45 or older

and have never had a colon cancer screening, schedule an appointment with our team to discuss having one.

Who Needs a Colonoscopy and When?

Everyone should have a colon cancer exam around age 45. However, several situations call for performing an exam at a younger age.

Family History

If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should have a colon cancer exam by age 40.

In some cases, depending on the age of the family member(s) with colon cancer, an exam might be performed even earlier than age 40.

Gastrointesinal Concerns

A colon cancer exam can potentially determine the cause of your gastrointestinal concerns. They are performed on patients of varying ages who have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or other gastrointestinal problems.

How to Prep

For Your Colonoscopy

  1. We will provide you with specific instructions before your exam.
  2. Clear your schedule for the evening before and the day of your screening, and plan for someone to go with you the day of your procedure.
  3. Our staff is happy to assist you with any concerns or questions.

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What to Expect

The Day of Your Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a quick outpatient procedure.

  1. When you arrive, we will make sure you feel comfortable and respected.
  2. You will be under sedation for about 20-30 minutes unless we find polyps we need to remove.
  3. One of our experienced gastroenterologists will guide a scope into the rectum and through the colon to examine the lining and look for any polyps or cancerous growths.
  4. If polyps need to be removed, the procedure may take up to an hour.

If polyps need to be removed, the procedure may take up to an hour.

Getting Your Results

We will share your screening results with you immediately following your procedure.

If any biopsies were taken, they will be sent to the lab for further analysis, and you will receive the results in approximately 1- 2 weeks.

Depending on the results, additional screenings, procedures, or treatment plans may be necessary.

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