This medical specialty focuses on the human digestive system and the diseases that affect it. Related concerns may be constipation, Chrohn’s disease, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, gall bladder problems, esophagitis or gastritis, and ulcerative colitis.
A colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor check the lining of your colon for any abnormalities (anything not usual or typical). This may include inflamed (swollen) tissue or polyps (growth of extra tissue).
To make sure your colonoscopy provides the most accurate information, your colon must be clean and free of stool. Your doctor will give you specific instructions to prepare your colon for the procedure. Following these instructions exactly is important. If you do not prepare properly, your colonoscopy may be canceled. Or you may have to prepare again for another colonoscopy.
What you can expect
- Latest diagnostic and treatment options
- Coordination with your primary care doctor
- Respectful, compassionate and individualized care
Did you know that you have a 1 in 19 chance of developing colon cancer in your lifetime? Many cases can be prevented or effectively treated when caught early. American Cancer Society recommends men and women begin screenings at age 50. Learn more.
Make an appointment
Schedule a colonoscopy by calling 715-268-8000