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Colonoscopy

A Potentially Life-Saving Procedure

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA with equal in incidence in men and women. For patients with no family history of colon cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends screening at age 50. Future exams are planned based on the findings.

What is a Colonoscopy?

How Do I Prepare for the Exam?

Colonoscopy Prep Instructions

Split Colonoscopy Prep Instructions

Preparation begins three days before your scheduled appointment. Please follow all of the instructions carefully so that the procedure will be successful and will not need to be rescheduled or repeated.

To produce the best and most accurate results, your colon must be completely clean.

You will drink a special bowel cleansing preparation to help clean out your colon.

You will also need to follow a special diet several days prior to your scheduled colonoscopy.

Open Access Colonoscopy

Over 50? You know you need a colonoscopy.
Screening is now even more convenient!

Open Access Colonoscopy allows healthy patients without significant gastrointestinal symptoms to have a colonoscopy WITHOUT the inconvenience of a preliminary office visit. It saves time, money, and most importantly it saves lives.

Our highly trained nurses can determine if you qualify for this program. If you feel you are a candidate, contact our office today. We will contact you to review your medical history, ensuring it is safe to proceed with the procedure without a preliminary appointment. If you qualify, we will obtain your insurance information for verification and get you the proper paperwork to complete. Once you return the paperwork, we contact you with an appointment date and time and instructions for preparing for your visit.

What Happens During a Colonoscopy Exam?

Plan to spend up to two hours at the endoscopy center the day of your colonoscopy. The exam itself takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete.

Even though the visit should take only one to two hours, you need to be prepared to take the day off from work, mainly because of the medications used during your procedure.

Since you will be under sedation during the procedure, you will need someone who can drive you home!

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