Why do I need a colonoscopy?
Colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer because it often goes undetected until it is too late. A colonoscopy is the most effective way to find colon cancer early, and when found early, it is the most curable form of cancer. Don't wait! If you are 50 years of age or older, you should have regular colonoscopy screenings.
How do I prepare for a colonoscopy?
See colonoscopy prep instructions.
How long does the procedure last?
The colonoscopy will take about 20 minutes.
Does it hurt?
An anesthesiologist makes sure that you are completely comfortable during the procedure.
Do I need someone with me following the procedure?
You will need someone to drive you home.
When do I receive my results?
The physician will speak with you after the procedure. There will also be pictures and a results sheet to take home with you. If there was a biopsy taken, the physician will contact you with results when they are available.
What if the test comes back positive?
In most cases, we will be able to take biopsies or samples at the time of colonoscopy. If somethnig is found that cannot be resolved at the time of colonoscopy, the physician will discuss options at the end of the procedure.
If we find a large polyp or colon cancer, we will recommend surgery and our surgeon will discuss the details after the colonoscopy and schedule you for an appointment to discuss all of your questions and options in full detail.
What if I am uninsured?
Learn more about our Fixed Price Colonoscopy for the uninsured.