September 13, 2017
Polyp removal, also known as a polypectomy, is a non-surgical procedure performed during a colonoscopy to remove growths called polyps. Sometimes a doctor finds polyps while performing a routine screening colonoscopy and can remove them at that time. Other times, a doctor performs a diagnostic colonoscopy for the...
August 24, 2017
There are many specialists that your primary care physician may refer you to, and one of them is a gastroenterologist. A gastroenterologist (GI) is a doctor who specializes in the management of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, and treats diseases of the:Stomach Small intestine Colon Rectum ... read more
August 17, 2017
Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and many adults neglect to be screened because they don’t know the truth.
Here are some of the most popular myths and corresponding facts regarding colonoscopies:
August 10, 2017
Have you been dreading your colonoscopy? While it’s true that a colonoscopy isn’t exactly enjoyable, the procedure is much quicker and more comfortable than it has ever been before. A colonoscopy is a three-step process, and once you understand what it is all about,...
August 7, 2017
The “C” word… everyone fears it, but is a colonoscopy really are as scary as everyone says it is?
The answer is probably not. Colonoscopies have become almost like an urban legend in our culture, stigmatized as one of the most painful and embarrassing medical...