A colonoscopy procedure is used for colon cancer screening and surveillance, as well as, to evaluate abnormal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and others.
Patients are completely sedated during the procedure while their doctor examines the colon lining by inserting a thin, flexible tube with a camera into the anus, rectum, and large intestine.
Polyps are abnormal growths in the colon lining that can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The doctor will be looking for polyps – as well as other signs of abnormal tissue – during the procedure. If they see an area that needs further evaluation, they might take a small sample of the colon lining to be analyzed. Your doctor also may painlessly remove polyps at that time.
Our open access screening colonoscopy program allows qualifying patients without significant gastrointestinal symptoms to have a colonoscopy without the inconvenience of a preliminary appointment. It saves time, money, and most importantly – it saves lives. Our highly trained staff can determine if you qualify for this program.