Treating the Second-Leading Cause of Cancer Death
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Physicians diagnose approximately 150,000 new cases in the United States annually and 50,000 lives are lost to the disease. Researchers believe that increased awareness and screening can save at least 30,000 of those lives each year.
Colonoscopy is the “gold standard” in colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor may also recommend a colonoscopy to evaluate symptoms such as bleeding or chronic diarrhea. If you’re 50 or older (or 45 for African-Americans) and haven’t had your colonoscopy, in most cases you can contact us and make an appointment directly even without a doctor’s referral.
A remarkable piece of technology
Colorectal cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment all come from one remarkable instrument. Colonoscopy is the best way to identify and remove precancerous polyps that tend to form in the colon. In addition to locating these polyps, colonoscopy allows us to remove them and take tissue samples for biopsy. Depending on what we find during your first colonoscopy, we may recommend that you have another colonoscopy in five to ten years. Keep in mind that colonoscopies have saved tens of thousands of lives.
Colonoscopy is relatively low-risk procedure
Most patients do not experience discomfort during the procedure. Your safety is our #1 concern, and we ensure that every patient has a comfortable, safe experience.
Save yourself time by scheduling your colonoscopy directly with our gastroenterologists. We screen patients from Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Tustin and nearby areas. Call 949.612.9090 or use our Request an Appointment form.