Colonoscopy & Endoscopy Procedures
Both colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures use a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end to view different internal organs on a color monitor.
A colonoscopy looks at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon) to find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and inflammation or bleeding.
The preferred, most commonly used screening test to screen for colorectal cancer is a colonoscopy to detect and remove polyps in the colon. If you are age 50 to 75, get screened regularly for colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor and ask about your risk and prevention plan for colorectal cancer.
An endoscopy is used to view your digestive tract through the mouth and throat allowing access to the esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestine.
The following Stellis Health physicians perform colonoscopies and endoscopies: