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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy: Ensuring Colorectal Health

Colonoscopy for Digestive Disorders

A colonoscopy is a pivotal medical procedure facilitating a thorough examination of the large intestine. It is a crucial method for early detection and prevention of colorectal ailments, notably cancer.

Why and When to Opt
for a Colonoscopy?

Screening Guidelines
Guidelines advocate a screening colonoscopy at 45 for individuals with average risk, serving as a baseline examination.
Family History
Individuals with a family history of colon diseases, such as colorectal cancer or polyps, may benefit from undergoing a colonoscopy at an earlier age. Consult a healthcare provider to determine the suitable timing based on your risk factors.
Comprehensive Examination
Unlike alternative screening methods, a colonoscopy allows direct and thorough examination of the entire colon, enabling precise detection and removal of precancerous polyps or early-stage cancers.
Preventive Intervention
Eliminating precancerous polyps during a colonoscopy substantially diminishes the risk of developing colorectal cancer, rendering it a potent preventive measure.
Schedule Your Colonoscopy
Take proactive measures to safeguard your health by scheduling a colonoscopy with your healthcare provider without waiting for symptoms to emerge.

Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today

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find out if you are a fit candidate or not, please contact us!
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Colonoscopy at North Shore
Digestive Medicine

Do not let fear or uncertainty impede prioritizing your colorectal health. Initiate early detection and prevention by scheduling your colonoscopy today. Your future well-being will reap the benefits. Whether you need preventive care or treatment for a specific condition or seek guidance on improving your overall health, North Shore Digestive Medicine is here to help you every step. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference personalized care can make.
FAQS

Most patients undergo sedation during a colonoscopy, minimizing discomfort. While some may experience mild discomfort or cramping, it's generally well-tolerated.

Preparation typically involves following a clear liquid diet and taking prescribed laxatives to empty the colon. Your healthcare provider will provide practical instructions.

Although generally safe, risks include bleeding, colon perforation, and adverse reactions to sedation. However, these are rare compared to the benefits.

Frequency depends on individual risk factors. Screening every 10 years from age 45 is typical for those at average risk. However, personalized recommendations are based on personal circumstances.
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