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.
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.
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.
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From the time I walked in through the doors and spoke to the receptionist and until the time I left the facility......it was 5 STAR!!!Every person I came in contact with was polite, friendly and professional!! They put me at ease without hesitation. From the receptionist, the 3 nurses in pre-op, the surgical nurse, the tech assisting in the surgical room and the doctor....you all were AWESOME!!!! Thank you for making my experience a great one!!Read more