Colonoscopy & Endoscopy
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 used screening test to screen for colorectal (colon) 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, including which test is right for you.
Stellis Health also offers two at-home screening choices recommended for patients of “average risk”. Says Dr. Dale Lawrence, “We are here to advise and care for you. In all honesty, the best test is the one that gets done. And home testing is better than no testing at all.”
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 to investigate symptoms, diagnose digestive diseases, and sometimes treat problems in your digestive system.
Part of the Stellis Health family, Dale Lawrence, DO and Corey Martin, MD can talk you through your options. Together they have more than 35 years of experience performing colonoscopies and endoscopies.
Read Blog “Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Screening Options”